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Digital Mass Media

Program Pathway

Digital Mass Media Associate of Applied Arts (AAA) Degree

Program Details

Award Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Credits 60
Program Start Fall
Number of Terms 4
Time to Complete 2 years

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Audio Production
  • Camera I
  • Digital Print Production
  • Video Production I
Term 2
  • Editing and Color Grading -OR-
    Digital Audio Workstation
  • Media Writing
  • Sound for Film and Video
  • Video Production II -OR-
    Audio Production II
Term 3
  • Live Sound Production -OR-
    Digital Mass Media Internship -OR-
    Special Topics -OR-
    Lighting for Cinematography
  • Social Media for Business
  • Solo Video Journalism -OR-
    Electronic Studio Production
  • Survey of Commercial Video -OR-
    Recording Studio I
Term 4
  • Mass Communications Law
  • Motion Graphics for Video -OR-
    Mixing and Mastering Audio -OR-
    Digital Mass Media Internship -OR-
    Special Topics
  • Portfolio Production
  • Recording Studio II -OR-
    Group Film

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

You have completed the Digital Mass Media Associate of Applied Arts (AAA) degree program. Check out the Computers and Technology continuing education courses to keep up to date in your profession.

Careers

Positions

Graduates have found work in many environments, including agencies, small businesses, companies, and media outlets working as:

  • Multimedia specialists
  • Videographers
  • Sound technicians
  • Video editors
  • Freelance videographers
  • Camera operators

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Audio and Video Technicians $35,200 $49,100 $56,000
Broadcast Technicians $18,000 $35,500 $44,300
Sound Engineering Technicians $40,100 $58,500 $67,600

Source: 2021 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Around the Corner Productions Cedar Falls, IA
Go Pro, Inc. San Mateo, CA
InForm Creations Cedar Falls, IA
KWWL Television Waterloo, IA
Mudd Advertising Cedar Falls, IA
KOVR-TV CBS-13 Sacramento, CA
KPTV FOX-12 Portland, OR

Contact Us

Admissions Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor Alex Kissel Email Alex Kissel
Schedule an appointment with Alex Kissel
319-296-4014 ext.1065 Bremer Hall 124
Program Advisor Dan Nierling Email Dan Nierling 319-296-2329 ext.1764 Black Hawk Hall 157B
Program Advisor Jon Chamberlain Email Jon Chamberlain 319-296-2329 ext.1120 Black Hawk Hall 128
Administrative Assistant Kate Childers Email Kate Childers 319-296-4007 Black Hawk Hall 258
Dean Catharine Freeman Email Catharine Freeman 319-296-4041 Black Hawk Hall 258

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