Digital Media Schools and Courses

Courses are available that can teach you different aspects of digital media, such as 2D or 3D modeling or designing websites for clients. Keep reading to find out more about digital media schools and courses. Schools offering Animation degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Digital media is a versatile and expanding course of study that prepares you for many possible careers in the tech industry. You can learn industry-standard applications, techniques, and programming languages as well as the skills necessary to produce and design websites or television and video programs.

Courses Digital media production, 3D animation, web development
Schools Community colleges, 2-year public and private colleges and universities
Mean Salary (2014) $69,410

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Courses Can I Take in Digital Media?

Courses in digital media may cover 2D art, digital photography, game development, 3D animation, digital audio and digital video. Other classes depend on the school, type of program and education you are interested in receiving. There are a number of digital media disciplines, including motion graphics, digital art, storytelling, image manipulation and narrative game design that you can study.

Digital media courses may teach you how to use software applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Maya. Web development courses cover programming techniques and often focus on Web-based applications. Courses may also teach the many architecture systems used in Web development.

What Will I Learn?

If you choose to study digital media production, you'll develop skills in film and video production. You'll learn how to write, direct and produce television and video programs, as well as a variety of interactive media techniques. Topics discussed may include video production, video communications, television studio production, instructional design and television operations.

In a 3D animation course, you'll learn the basics of animation, including storyboarding and modeling. You'll be introduced to 3D animation and the techniques used to develop characters and landscapes. You may learn the techniques used to make a 3D rendered character change expression, talk and walk.

In a Web development course, you'll learn how to use industry-standard software. In this course, you'll be introduced to the syntax and use of various programming and scripting languages, such as ActionScript, PHP, MySQL and XML. You'll learn the debugging process that ensures a website is performing correctly.

What Schools Can I Attend?

Courses are available at community colleges, 2-year public and private colleges and universities. Some schools offer workshops or camps that offer hands-on training in digital media. College credit can be earned at some workshops for a fee. Courses in digital media can also be taken online. Online courses may be fully online or in a hybrid format that requires some in-person work.

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