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
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Digital Mass Media – AAA
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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
  • Human and Work Relations
  • Live Sound Production or
    Lighting for Cinematography or
    Digital Mass Media Internship or
    Special Topics
  • Social Media for Business
  • Solo Video Journalism or
    Electronic Studio Production
  • Survey of Commercial Video or
    Recording Studio I
Term 4
  • Applied Math
  • 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.



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 $35,100 $48,000 $54,400
Broadcast Technicians $21,600 $43,000 $53,800

Source: 2022 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


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

Program Contacts

Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Honey Lynn Email Honey Lynn 319-296-4014 ext.1083 Hawkeye Center 208E
Faculty Advisor
Last Names A – M
Dan Nierling Email Dan Nierling 319-296-2329 ext.1764 Black Hawk Hall 157B
Faculty Advisor
Last Names N – Z
Jon Chamberlain Email Jon Chamberlain 319-296-2329 ext.1120 Black Hawk Hall 128

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