This program offers hands-on education in video productions as used in business. Emphasis is on creating marketing, training, instructional and promotional videos. The COM*287, COM*295 and COM*293 Corporate Media Practicum act as capstone courses providing students with experience in producing corporate video productions for businesses, non-profits and government agencies in preparation for employment.
The Digital Media Production A.S. degree program requires 61 credits, including program requirements, electives and general education courses. In their first year students learn the foundations of media production through courses in writing, media studies, aesthetics and production. The second year is devoted to the selection of a series of specialized classes in preparation for a senior thesis project and internship.
As the certificate is comprised entirely of courses within MxCC’s Digital Media Production A.S. degree, students may switch to pursue the full degree instead of or in addition to the certificate with no penalties.
This certificate is a 30-credit occupational certificate program intended as a stackable credential for students looking to specialize Corporate Media production. When enrolling in this program as a standalone occupational certificate, it is recommended that students entering the program either have an associate’s degree or higher or are enrolled in the Digital Media Production Associate’s degree program to improve employability upon graduation.
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Corporate media professionals tend to be generalists therefore this program provides students with a variety of production experiences including writing scripts, camera operation, video editing, web production and video streaming as they apply to business to prepare them for corporate media jobs.
Most graduates holding associate degrees will be seeking entry-level positions, which pay about $25,000 per year, depending on several factors. Pay increases with the employee’s level of education and experience. Often students find employment after graduation through their student internship experiences.
National Average Salaries for the year 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Film & Video Editor – $54,040
Camera Operator – $59,040
Producer and Director – $70,950
Technical Writer – $69,850
Web Developer – $66,130
Sound Technician – $42,550
Video Technician – $59,040
Public Relations – $58,020
The overall job outlook in this field is favorable, although competition is strong for positions at all levels. For the latest, detailed salary information, visit: www.bls.gov.
For more information, contact:
Professor Rich Lenoce
Chapman Hall, Room 606