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Media Design Degrees

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A degree in Media Design will help prepare you to bridge the gap between the board room and the creative studio. You will learn how design ad campaigns, participate in high level branding strategies, and learn how to come up with your own concepts. Getting to know your consumer will be one of your primary focus’s.

This type of degree is in high demand in today’s world. With the Internet being a more popular than ever, you can be rest assured that there will be a job there waiting for you once you graduate. Those who venture down this path can utilize their degree and either work freelance or put their skills to use at companies who specialize in animation, gaming, web development and interactive media.

Degrees Awarded

  • Diploma
  • Certificate
  • Associates
  • Bachelors

Classes and Prerequisites

This field of study will teach you to think creatively and professionally by merging artistry and technicality through courses on Photoshop, film production, game and sound design along with classes like brand development, business organizational studies and web development. In addition to the core areas of focus, most colleges and universities require students to have completed general studies in math, science and humanities prior to graduating with an associate degree or higher.

Salary Info

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Multimedia Artists and Animators make a median income of $30.76 per hour and $63,970 per year. The job outlook is also on a gradual rise, with an expected increase of 6% over the next seven years.

*Note: The sound engineer salary has been discussed in our Sound Design Degrees and Audio Production Degrees articles. Included in the median wage for a live sound engineer are sound designers and studio engineers.

Possible Careers

  • Media Design Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Animator
  • Film Producer/Editor
  • Web Developer
  • Is useful in graphic design, UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) design positions