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If you are considering an associate degree, there are a few things you should know. This type of degree typically only takes two years to complete. During the course of that time, you will gain a basic knowledge about your field of study. This prepares you to move on to a bachelor’s program or seek employment.

If you wish to study media, you might wonder “What is an Associate of Arts in Media?” The program is designed to give you a basic understanding of the various aspects of the media. Classes might include digital video production, digital music production, web design, history of cinema, acting, drawing and painting. Other art and drama classes could also be included in your schedule, as could editing, light and sound, and theory. You will learn how to use media equipment correctly and will have access to the equipment and tools that will help you be successful in study.

Completing an Associate of Arts in Media will prepare you to move up in your chosen career field. With the right knowledge in hand, you could be more qualified to ask for a raise in your current position or bargain for a higher salary at a new job.

The cost to attend an associate program for media will vary depending on the university you choose to go to and in which country it is. Contact a few admissions offices to get a feel for what the costs and fees will be.

Careers in the field of media are many. As a graduate, you become qualified to make films, create and sell digital photography, design digital images to print and do sound design. You could get a job as a TV anchor, could be the producer for the show or could write the script for the anchors. An associate degree puts you in the running for positions such as media manager, production designer, director, cinematographer or editor.

To apply for an Associate of Arts in Media, find a school that suits your needs the best. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Irvine Valley College

The Digital Media Art Program prepares students with a strong foundation in digital creative content for art and design. The program begins with design fundamentals where ... [+]

The Digital Media Art Program prepares students with a strong foundation in creative digital content for art and design. The program begins with design fundamentals where students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a project-based curriculum. The courses provide a hands-on experience for students to develop an understanding of the creative process. Students are encouraged to follow one of two distinct tracks. The Graphic Design track is designed for students interested in a diverse range of visual communication. The Photography/Video track is designed for students exploring digital photography, digital imaging, motion design and video production. All Digital Media Art courses encourage students to develop a professional portfolio for entry-level positions in the creative industry.... [-]

USA Irvine
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley

Broadcast & Electronic Media has joined Graphic Design and Web/Multimedia in one integrated department: Digital Media. This new department prepares students for emplo ... [+]

Broadcast & Electronic Media has joined Graphic Design and Web/Multimedia in one integrated department: Digital Media. This new department prepares students for employment by providing interdisciplinary knowledge and skills.

Growing channels of communication ensure demand for media content, and College of San Mateo is helping to train the next generation of media makers.

Get hands-on training in small crews. Use digital video equipment in a professional setting -- right inside a working broadcast station, KCSM. Expect rigorous training in both studio and field production, camera operation, audio recording, and lighting. Start building your demo reel with real world project assignments, like :30 TV spots, features, promotional, educational, and training videos. There's no waiting here. You will start using professional broadcast equipment right away. ... [-]
USA San Mateo
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Full-time
Campus
Hillsborough Community College

This transfer track is for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in mass communications, journalism, advertising, public relations, education, and telecommunicat ... [+]

The Dale Mabry Speech Department offers one-hour courses in Speech Improvement and three-hour courses in Public Speaking, Honors Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Mass Communication, and Writing for Mass Communication. This transfer track is for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in mass communications, journalism, advertising, public relations, education, and telecommunications. Careers include writing for various media, broadcasting, corporate communications, spokesperson for governmental agencies, various jobs such as copywriting within the advertising and public relations fields, video and audio-visual production and sales and political lobbyist. NOTE 1: The list is a guideline. Consult an advisor or counselor for general education and recommended courses/electives for this transfer track, or consult the appropriate advising guide on the HCC website (http://www.hccfl.edu/ssem/advising-guides.aspx). NOTE 2: †IDS 2891, Connections is required for graduation. NOTE 3: Students must select at least one course in biological science and one course in physical science. At least one science must be a CORE option. NOTE 4: Elective courses for transfer cannot include ENC or LIT prefix courses and must be beyond the 36 hours of general education requirements. NOTE 5: The associate in arts degree may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of 60 credit hours. Students are advised to complete the below-planned program in order to transfer into a similar program at senior institutions. YEAR I First Semester... [-]

USA Tampa
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Northern New Mexico College (NNMC)

In this program you will have the opportunity to make films, do sound design, music production, digital photography, visual effects, and digital images for print, web, an ... [+]

Thank you for your interest in Northern's FDMA program. Our faculty are accomplished professionals who are dedicated to nurturing your artistic development and technical proficiency as a digital media artist and professional. Our courses have a low faculty to student ratio, where students develop strong relationships with faculty as mentors and with peers as creative partners.

In this program you will have the opportunity to make films, do sound design, music production, digital photography, visual effects, and digital images for print, web, and video. You will also have the opportunity to have hands on experience in professional production environments including local and regional film productions, internships with production companies, and with our local college TV station; Canal Seis. Our FDMA program works in collaboration and cross pollination with Northern's Music program, allowing students to write and produce original music.... [-]

USA Española
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus