Communications & Media
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Digital Media

If you're a creative type looking to break into the world of visual and digital media, a degree in Digital Media may be the perfect fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Digital Media students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). Graduates of an associate degree program will usually land an entry-level job in digital design and editing, while those with a bachelor's degree can pursue more technical, specialized, and higher-paying jobs. Master's degree graduates usually pursue management or post-secondary teaching positions.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background and/or experience with design, multimedia, and computer technology helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Digital Media Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Digital Media include:

  • Digital Artist
  • Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Graphic Designer was $52,110 in 2019 (1) while Multimedia Artists and Animators earned a median salary of $75,270 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.