Digital Mass Media


Core Courses

  • Basic Digital Photography
  • Audio Production
  • Video Production I
  • Digital Print Production
  • Social Media for Business
  • Mass Communications Law
  • Portfolio Production

Choose from a variety of courses to meet your career and transfer needs and interests:

  • Video Production II and Video Production III
  • Sound for Film and Video
  • Cinematography
  • Motion Graphics
  • Survey of Commercial Video
  • Independent Film Production
  • Documentary Film
  • Audio Production II
  • Live Sound Production
  • Recording Studio I and II
  • Electronic Studio Production
  • Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Motion Graphics for Video
  • Solo Video Journalism
  • Digital Mass Media Internship
  • Special Topics

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Required number of credits: 57
Program Start: Fall

View Suggested Sequence of Study & Course Cost



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 Equipment Technicians $17,200 $31,300 $38,400
Broadcast Technicians and Videographers $19,600 $43,200 $55,100
Multimedia Specialists $31,200 $49,800 $59,000
Sound Engineering Technicians $27,600 $48,200 $58,600

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


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

Business Location
Bill Smith Photography Sacramento, CA
Cedar Falls Utilities Cedar Falls, IA
Go Pro, Inc. San Mateo, CA
KWWL Television Waterloo, IA
Mudd Advertising Cedar Falls, IA
Pro Video Productions Cedar Rapids, IA

Contact Us

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