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Digital Media Production, BS

Digital Media Production Bachelor of Science

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.

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95% of students get a job or continue college

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20:1 or fewer student-faculty ratio

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5 Digital Media degree emphasis areas

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Strong belief in experiential learning

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Future-focused labs and equipment

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Tenured faculty with industry experience

What you will study

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:

  • Audio
  • Digital Cinema
  • Digital Journalism
  • Live Studio and Remote Production
  • 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:

  • Corporate and Freelance Production for work on client-based productions from start to finish
  • Narrative Production or Cinematography, during which you’ll make short films or original music videos
  • Sports Broadcasting for which you’ll stream UCM sports
  • Multimedia News Storytelling, where you’ll report stories on the web and across different media
  • Radio Production for production of original radio shows and other content

Digital Media Production - Audio

Digital Cinema

Digital Journalism

Live Studio and Remote

 

National Rankings

  • UCM’s Digital Media Production program provides students experiential learning and practical experiences to make the difference clients and employers expect in an increasingly digital world.
  • UCM was ranked #1 among the 2022 Best Value Colleges for Radio, Television and Digital Communication in Missouri by College Factual.
  • UCM was ranked a 2022 Most Popular College for Radio, Television and Digital Communication by College Factual.

 

Unique learning opportunities in digital media production

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:

  • Campus media: Apply your skills or even intern at UCM’s award-winning campus news outlet (Muleskinner), online radio station (The Beat), TV station (CTV) and PBS affiliate (KMOS).
  • Collaboration opportunities: Network with other students through the Media Creators Association. Participate in their 48-hour film festivals and workshops in collaboration with the School of Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Access to modern equipment and facilities: Benefit from early access to all the latest equipment, including high-end cinema cameras, lighting and audio gear, and state-of-the-art screening rooms and studios. Gain access to a professional broadcasting truck for live-streaming UCM sports.

 

What can you do with a degree in Digital Media Production from UCM?

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:

  • Kansas City Royals, Team Media Producer
  • Kansas City Chiefs, Team Media Producer
  • KMMO-FM and St. Joseph Radio, DJ
  • Garmin, Video Producers
  • KRCG-TV, Director

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.

 

 
 


 

Financial assistance options for your Digital Media degree

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:

  • Anthony and Sarah Taylor Scholarship, which benefits students of various majors, including Digital Media Production
  • Bill Kountz, Jr., Media Fellowship, available to a student studying at KMOS-TV

You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.

 

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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.

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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:

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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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