Students in the digital media technology program option become effective users of digital media technology for communicating with a global audience. Subjects studied include video, audio, photography, computer graphics, and animation. Add in a healthy dose of computer technologies such as Web development, computer programming, mobile application development and networking technologies, and it makes a unique blend of skills for launching an exciting and lucrative career.
Opportunities in digital media technology are continually growing. Jobs that currently use digital media technology include technical writer, Web page designer, computer graphics designer, librarian, news reporter, art director, motion graphics designer, electronic sound effects producer, computer game developer, photographer, educational technologist, and videographer. Many people in these fields are self-employed consultants and entrepreneurs, while others work for a wide range of businesses and industries.
Many degree programs provide the opportunity to study visual communications with computer graphics or to study computer programming, but few offer the opportunity to study both of these areas together. That is what makes Kansas State Polytechnic’s digital media option unique. Digital media students who combine an interest in visual communication with an interest in computer technologies will propel themselves into an elite segment of the workforce.
There are not enough people who understand both visual design and computer programming to keep up with market demand. Those who master both skill sets can find themselves working in cutting-edge industries, including entertainment, education, sales and new media companies.
Kansas State Polytechnic's digital media technology program is a hybrid of design, computer programming, and physics. It gives students a unique set of both creative and technical skills. The curriculum will enable students to develop the expertise needed in video, audio, photography, animation and computer graphics to establish digital solutions for modern communication.
The digital media technology program option prepares students to become effective users of digital media technology for communicating with a 21st-century global audience. It includes courses in visual literacy; computer graphics software applications; multimedia technologies such as digital video and audio, digital photography, and computer programming; hardware and administration, in which you assemble computers and install software; and networking technology.
This degree option provides a unique blend of visual communications and computer technologies that will equip graduates with a set of skills that are in high and growing demand in the marketplace.
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As the program’s website states, “Students in the digital media technology option learn about the latest advances in communicating with a global audience using digital media technology. Subjects studied include video, audio, photography, computer graphics, and animation. Add in a healthy dose of computer technologies such as web development, computer programming, and networking technologies, and you have a unique blend of skills for making a very exciting and lucrative career.”
The program can stand alone as a two-year associate’s degree, and students have the option of completing another two years’ worth of additional coursework to receive a bachelor’s degree in technology management with an emphasis in digital media technology. For more specific information about the program, check out the first two websites in the “Related Links” section below.
Related career titles
Computer game developer
Computer graphics designer
Web page designer