Digital media and design is a growing applied arts field. TU’s program will prepare graduates to work with interactive web and app development businesses creating educational, entertainment-based and commercial mobile apps, websites, modelers, concept artists and technical directors in design studios, interactive gaming companies and virtual reality labs.
Our students will interpret and synthesize information to create visual designs that problem solve through the use of photography, video, and multi-media, resulting in a digital media portfolio. Classes focus on graphic design principles across all multi-media platforms and how to deliver products for real-world clients. Students will be proficient in website development, video creation and the Adobe Creative Cloud toolkit to produce multi-media products.
Graduates of the digital media and design program will be able to design websites, work in the television and film industry as a director of photography, videographer, special effects artist or editor. Printing, graphic design and photography industries also employ digital media and design majors to manage the creation and production of digital promotional materials.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, multimedia artists and animators’ 2017 median pay was $70,530 per year, or $33.91 per hour with an entry level education of a bachelor’s degree. In 2016, the number of jobs in the field was 73,700. The job outlook in 2016-2026 has an 8% increase, adding 6,200 jobs.
According to the same source, web developer’s media pay was $67,990 per year, or $32.69 per hour with an entry-level education of an associate's degree. In 2016, the number of jobs in the field was 162,900. The job out look in 2016-2026 has a 15% increase (much faster than average), adding 24,400 jobs.