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They're artists, educators, and performers working with a variety of interactive mediums. From virtual libraries to cyber galleries, a degree in media arts may offers you the opportunities in various fields.

The Profession
Sultry New York art gallery. Roaring Los Angeles arena. Intimate Silicon Valley editing suite. Media arts graduates are finding themselves performing and creating in a wealth of stimulating locales. The early days of media meant a career bound by stuffy libraries or studios. As digital technology began streaming information and imagery into hi-tech gadgets, the roles of the media artist changed dramatically. Today, a student with a media arts degree may thrive in entertainment, politics, and education. Pasesetter lists several positions in media arts that include camera operators, photographers, cinematographers, film editors, and film directors.

The Program
As you might expect with so many professional options, the media arts career track has multiple points of preparation and entry. Professionals come from a variety of degree backgrounds, such as liberal arts, graphic design, history, or philosophy. Some valued proficiencies for students looking to break into the business include highly developed communications skills, a basic knowledge of math and science, and some business studies. Programs may range from several months for certification to four or more years for advanced degrees.

The Future
If recent history is any indicator, more industries will begin taking advantage of the benefits of media to reach clients and customers. The arrival of digital television and radio has opened new opportunities for broadcasting personnel. Education has gotten a boost from dynamic presentations delivering varied instruction to students globally. This is a career field infused with imagination, technical ability, and a penchant for performance.



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            AAA in Digital Graphic Arts
            Remington College , Fort Worth
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            • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
            • Tuition covers course-required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
            • Offers flat tuition rate to continuously enrolled students who are on track toward program completion.
            • Campus accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • 18 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
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            Graphic Arts - Information Design (BS)
            CollegeAmerica , Colorado Springs

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            Graphic Arts (AAS)

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            Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

            Graphic Design Technology
            • Offers career placement assistance, helping students prepare their resume, conduct job searches, and find employment after graduation.
            • Class sizes range from 10-25 students at a time allowing for more one-on-one instruction.
            • Provides diploma programs in business, healthcare, legal administration, and art & design.
            • Instructors are industry-experienced professionals whose offer real-world expertise and insight into the current job market.
            • 5 campus locations across the Alberta province in Canada.
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            Graphic Design
            • Their institutional scholarship is available to students who qualify.
            • Campus features a Creative lab, where students may learn and get practice using industry standard hardware and software.
            • Programs and courses include training in game development, graphic design, interior design, marketing and merchandising for fashion, and more.
            • Provides career placement services including an online resume building tool, portfolio assistance, and interview skill development.
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