Digital media production is a unique fusion of image, sound, and interactivity. And with so many delivery methods, a degree in this field has the potential to open a wealth of new opportunity in advertising, entertainment, and education. Here's how.
Home phone. Televisions. PDAs, GPS systems. The course of technology has turned these gadgets into streaming media ready tools for the new millennium. And digital media production is leading the way with dynamic programming to meet the informational needs of a ravenous society. This industry encompasses motion picture, video, advertising, and computer systems design to make captivating content for a full spectrum of viewers. PayScale reports that the typical working environments for digital media production graduates are companies, non-profit organizations, with colleges and/or universities, and various firm and freelance outfits.
As the realm of digital media production continues to diversify, the avenues into the profession are just as varied. Students with a degree in graphic design, information technology, or liberal arts may add-on the digital media certification.
We know interrupt your programming to bring you a special news bulletin. ZDNet announces that "Starting Feb. 18, 2009, millions of televisions in American households will go black unless they're outfitted to receive all-digital broadcasts." And for the students studying digital media production, it'll be the beginning of a brave, new world. Digital media has taken such an integral space in our culture and environment that employers from nearly every industry are pining for good candidates. A valuable career search tool is a well-made portfolio of projects. College class projects often produce excellent interview-getters for many students.