The Digital Media program is designed to prepare technical or technical management-oriented professionals for employment in creative, advertising, educational, and other commercial environments.
According to IBISworld.com, digital media, web development, gaming, animation, simulation, and related services combined account for more than 400 billion dollars of the United States economy. At the time of this writing, over 100,000 available jobs related to the aforementioned areas are listed on job posting websites such as talentzoo.com, monster.com, and indeed.com. In total the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there to be 300,000 positions added to the Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media sectors by 2026.
Students will complete technical management and supervision core courses and have the option to take courses from more than one focus area. Visit each of the links to find out more about each focus area.
Gaming, animation, and simulation are areas where there is a demand for technically proficient individuals with multiple skillsets ready to handle any task. Technical artists, game artists, programmers, and hardware specialists are needed for every project. Approximately 8,000 new Multimedia artists, Animators, and Photographers are also projected to be needed by 2026 according to bls.gov. Click here to learn more about the Gaming, Animation and Simulation Focus.
Web Development is a profession where there is an incredible demand for talented individuals with a variety of skills. Businesses need front end developers, search engine specialists, content managers, and people talented in UI/UX design. Nationally the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be a 27% increase in the number of Web Developers required to meet commercial needs each year until 2026. Click here to learn more about the Web Development Focus
Digital Media design and development covers a vast array of devices and processes. Developers that can create content for any device and medium are highly valued. Marketing Specialist positions are projected to be increasing by 19% each year until 2024 or 587,800 total positions. Click here to learn more about the Digital Media Focus
According to the BLS, there are projected to be 20,000 positions by 2024 for people that wish to work as photographers, videographers, and music compositionists. Employers need individuals that can capture, edit and produce high quality images and video projects. Click to learn more about the Photo, Video and Music Focus.
Research interests include: Impact of learning with dynamic graphics, Authentic learning pedagogy, Cross media development, Analytics and 1-to-1 Marketing strategies, Gaming, Animation, and Simulation.
Research interests include: CAD/CAM, Rapid Prototyping, manufacturing systems, User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design, virtual reality, and Geographic Information System (GIS)