In an increasingly digital world, now is an exciting time to launch a digital media career. Yet, to land the career you want, you must be able to do more than simply create media. You must produce professional and quality media that makes a difference for your employer or clients. Get the education and hands-on experience you need at the University of Central Missouri to succeed in the world of digital media production.
Be the difference with a Digital Media Production degree from UCM
Get hands on with equipment and in facilities that are among the best in the state. Work with UCM faculty who are also active industry professionals and experts in their respective fields. Together, we’ll focus on writing, editing, producing and publishing digital media.
In the process, you’ll learn to think on your feet while quickly adapting to the ever-evolving digital media environment in exciting fields such as sports, live TV studio, radio, journalism and digital cinema production.
Join us at UCM’s Warrensburg campus for in-person instruction. We also offer some courses online and in a hybrid format for greater flexibility.
Dr. Stephen Price
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
95% of students get a job or continue college
20:1 or fewer student-faculty ratio
5 Digital Media degree emphasis areas
Strong belief in experiential learning
Future-focused labs and equipment
Tenured faculty with industry experience
No matter your career path, all Digital Media Production majors start with foundational courses that emphasize media convergence, bringing together audio, video and film. With a focus in these areas, you’ll develop sought-after skills that give you an edge across today’s job market. Then, you’ll choose one of the following areas and take a deep dive into its content and production:
Digital Media Production - Audio
Live Studio and Remote
Sports Reporting and Broadcasting
An internship or supervised application of your field of study provides an opportunity to gain real-world skills that help ensure you’ll be ready for your career in digital media production.
The Senior Capstone Seminar provides the opportunity to create your online portfolio and demo reel, so you’re prepared to compete in the job market. These are made of your best work produced in UCM classes, which may include:
Our bachelor’s degree in Digital Media offers exciting opportunities for hands-on, real-world learning that prepare you to hit the ground running in your career and adapt to any changes that may happen in the industry. These include:
Employers love that UCM students are cross-trained in diverse areas of digital media production and bring hands-on experience to the job. It’s why 95% of our graduates find jobs after completing this undergraduate program. Your opportunities are wide-ranging and include in-house productions for corporations or professional sports teams or varied positions at news outlets and TV or radio stations. Alumni have gone on to work for:
Many graduates of UCM’s bachelor’s degree in Digital Media also become freelancers, producing wedding videos, creating documentaries and taking on other digital production jobs.
Opportunities with a UCM degree in Digital Media
Depending on your area of emphasis, Digital Media Production majors are typically placed in high-level positions in corporations or media outlets. We provide the interactive tool below to help you find details related to your desired career.
At the University of Central Missouri, we know the knowledge and skills you get as part of our Digital Media program are invaluable. That’s why we provide a top-rated education at tuition rates lower than other colleges with competing programs. We also ensure you have access to resources that help finance your education. These include information on grants, loans and work-study opportunities.
In addition, several opportunities specific to students pursuing a Digital Media degree are available, including:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
Following completion of your Digital Media degree, gain a greater understanding of the field of communication. Enhance your digital media outreach with a master’s degree.
Make yourself more marketable.
Enhance the focus of your bachelor’s degree in Digital Media or expand your knowledge with one or more of the following:
Explore programs related to digital media production.
As you pursue a Digital Media degree, consider double-majoring in one of the following undergraduate programs to strengthen your marketability:
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