Digital Mass Media


Core Courses

  • Basic Digital Photography
  • Audio Production
  • Video Production I
  • Digital Print Production
  • Media Writing
  • Introduction to Website Dynamics
  • Social Media for Business
  • Mass Communications Law
  • Portfolio Production

Choose from a variety of courses to meet your career and transfer needs and interests. Some course interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Video
    • Video Production II
    • Sound for Film and Video
    • Playwriting and Screen Writing
    • Cinematography
    • Film Editing
    • Motion Graphics for Video
    • Survey of Commercial Video
    • Independent Film Production
  • Audio
    • Audio Production II
    • Music Fundamentals
    • Recording Studio I and II
  • Multimedia
    • Intermediate Digital Photography
    • Motion Graphics for Video I
    • Solo Video Journalism
    • Sound for Film and Video

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Required number of credits: 60
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

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