Digital Production Degree and Training Programs

Find out what topics are offered in a digital production degree programs. Get information about career options along with employment outlook and salary information. Schools offering Visual Communication degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Kinds of Digital Production Programs Are There?

Associate's and bachelor's degree programs are most commonly offered in the field of digital production. Some programs offer digital media production degrees, while others combine film and television production with digital production. Bachelor's degree programs might award you with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.), while associate's degree programs can award you an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.). You might need to already hold an associate's degree before beginning a B.A.S. program.

Degree Levels Associate's and bachelor's degrees
Key Topics Discussed Editing, directing, script writing, filming, production
Learning Environments Traditional classroom and hybrid degree programs are available
Possible Careers Multimedia artist, animator, sound engineering technician, camera operators, audio and video equipment technicians

What Skills Will I Develop?

In a digital production associate's or bachelor's degree program, you'll learn to produce video, film, audio and Web content. You're also likely to explore the steps behind production, including script writing, directing, filming and editing. You'll be introduced to software programs such as InDesign, After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Photoshop, and you might test out your skills by participating in an internship. Typical topics that a digital production undergraduate program covers include:

  • Video production
  • Visual storytelling
  • Editing digital video
  • Audio production
  • Short digital filmmaking
  • Entertainment business

Can I Study Online?

Online digital production programs are rare since most programs require you to collaborate with your peers in a studio environment. You can, however, enroll in an online digital media production or digital cinematography bachelor's degree program. You can also participate in a blended program and mix online and on-site courses.

Lectures can be presented through podcasts and multimedia, interactive presentations. You might need to purchase a number of software programs so you can work on video projects from your own computer. You also might need to use an Apple computer and have a high-speed Internet connection.

What Can I Do When I Graduate?

With your associate's degree in digital production, you can apply for a job as a broadcast or sound engineering technician. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that these jobs were expected to grow at an average rate (7%) from 2014-2024 (www.bls.gov). According to the BLS, audio and video equipment technicians earned a mean salary of $46,630 per year as of May 2015, while sound engineering technicians made a mean wage of $63,340.

If you earn your bachelor's degree in digital production, you might become a camera operator or a video and film editor. According to the BLS, job opportunities for television, video and motion picture camera operators are only expected to increase by 2%, while film and video editors are expected to see an 18% increase. Television, video and motion picture camera operators made a mean yearly salary of $59,360 as of May 2015. Film and video editors earned a mean of $80,300 per year.

You also might find work as a multimedia artist with your bachelor's degree. The BLS stated that multimedia artists and animators made a mean yearly salary of $70,300 as of May 2015.

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