Media Studies: Digital Communication Arts

Academic Programs

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Job Outlook

37 Regional, 157 State, 26,113 National

What will you do

This program is designed for students intending to enter the workforce upon completion of this two-year degree. This program prepares students for a career as content creators and media specialists in the radio, television, social media, and journalism fields.

Wages

Entry-level media specialists average $42,993.60 per year
Entry-level digital creators average $72,702.93 per year

Career Examples

This degree prepares students to work as content creators, social media marketers, and journalists.

First Semester

ART 125 - Digital Media 3.0 Credit(s)
ENG 105 - Composition I 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 105 - Audio Production 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 202 - Social Media Marketing 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 204 - New Media Production 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 313 - Digital Communication Arts Practicum I 1.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

ART 126 - Digital Media II 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 134 - Media Writing 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 317 - Digital Content Creation 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 186 - Digital Media Analytics 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 312 - Photojournalism 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 314 - Digital Communication Arts Practicum II 1.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

Third Semester

MMS 114 - Media Production II 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 216 - Social Media Capstone 4.0 Credit(s)
MMS 311 - Podcasting 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 316 - Broadcasting and Streaming Online 3.0 Credit(s)
WDV 121 - Web Interface Design 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

MAT 711 - Business and Financial Mathematics 3.0 Credit(s)
MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment 3.0 Credit(s)
MMS 315 - Digital Communication Arts Practicum III 1.0 Credit(s)
MMS 933 - Media Studies Internship 2.0 Credit(s)
PHI 211 - Ethics in the Media 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 12.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required: 60.0 Credits

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

1. Create communications related to all aspects of media, including audio, visual and digital.

2. Analyze social media trends and analytics to post more valuable content.

3. Design content that helps promote and showcase their clients through traditional and digital media using industry-standard software.

4. Create written work, including but not limited to scripts, news stories, press releases, and social media content.

5. Operate professional equipment, including but not limited to audio soundboards, DSLR cameras, studio cameras, and field cameras.

6. Utilize the skills needed to broadcast through new media platforms.

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