Digital Media Production
Digital Media Production Program Overview
Working in the digital media production space requires flexibility, technological knowledge, and an understanding of the industry’s history and its growing future. Built on an integrative curriculum, students will learn the fundamentals of video production, photography, computer graphics, motion graphics, media writing, and much more. Our emphasis on interdisciplinary education positions students to be industry leaders who create and distribute quality digital content.
Beyond the classroom, students will gain invaluable, real-world experience during a credit-bearing internship. Located in Purchase, N.Y. Manhattanville allows students access to two major media markets — New York City and Stamford, Connecticut. Being just a train ride away from some of the most distinguished media outlets in the world, students can apply for internships at these prominent companies to build their résumé, boost their marketability, and create meaningful networking connections.
At Manhattanville, digital media majors uncover their creative potential and develop the practical skills and industry knowledge they need to thrive as digital content producers.
Whether you want to become a filmmaker or graphic designer, Manhattanville’s Digital Media Production degree program provides you with high-quality instruction in a variety of disciplines, giving you a competitive edge as you enter the media production industry.
Our students have worked for many prestigious media outlets and broadcasting networks, such as:
With a digital media degree, your career options are robust and exciting. Entry-level positions in the field can include:
- Audio Engineer
- Camera Operator
- Lighting Designer
- Motion Graphics Artist
- Production Manager
- Script Supervisor
- Sound Designer
- Storyboard Artist
- Title Designer
- Video Editor
Earning a digital media bachelor’s degree positions you for media careers with average annual salaries such as:
In addition to Manhattanville’s general education requirements, digital media majors take introductory and advanced courses in communication and media theory, broadcasting and podcasting, media analysis, journalism, and many more. The program curriculum ensures students expand their knowledge and gain the technical experience they need.
Our digital media degree requirements include:
- Two required courses
- One media writing course
- Four digital media production courses
- Two media analysis courses
- One credit-bearing internship
Before graduation, students must take a Senior Capstone course. Students will have created a body of original digital works, such as photographs, videos, screenplays, and audio content, over their four years in the program.
As the culmination of their degree, students will compile their best work, using Digication’s ePortfolio platform. The instructor acts as a mentor for the student as they navigate selecting, revising, and presenting their original content. Students will also attend professional development lectures, which provide valuable information on résumé preparation, self-marketing, and networking.
Digital Media Production Courses
Manhattanville’s digital media courses ensure students diversify their skill set while also allowing them to tailor their education to their interests and professional goals. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of digital media, our course offerings are varied and integrative to provide students with the comprehensive training they need to succeed.
Students may choose from, but are not limited to, digital media courses such as:
- Introduction to Communication and Media
- Writing for the Media
- Computer Graphics
- MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interfaces) and Music
- Audio Production
- Commercial Photography
- Advanced Digital Video Production
- Broadcasting and Podcasting
- Media Law and Ethics
- Social Media
- Theory of Game Design
- Communicating in Business
- Intro to Film Studies
- Public Relations
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In their film Hiraeth, digital media major Bianca Rosario Ramirez '17 and the Manhattanville Video Project capture an unusual experience of hiraeth: a grieving or yearning for a home, feeling, or person beyond this plane of existence. Featuring: Marina Nouel '17 and Patricia Sagardia '17. Produced by Manhattanville Video Project. Written and directed by Bianca Rosario Ramirez '17. Music by Ulises Rodríguez (Berklee College '17). Cinematography by Diamante Soto '16.
Clubs and Organizations
Whether you’re interested in video production or anime, digital media majors can join a variety of on-campus organizations to connect with peers and gain more personalized experience.
Students can choose from digital media-based clubs, including:
- Anime and Gaming Club
- Radio Club WMVL
- Mville in Focus
- Manhattanville Video Project (MVP)
- Techie Geek Speaks (Radio club)
For students who are pursuing a BA in another subject but are interested in furthering their digital media credentials, Manhattanville offers a minor in digital media production. The digital media minor provides a shortened but comprehensive overview of media production like audio and video, media writing, graphics and design, and more. Review minor in digital media production requirements.
If you’re interested in exploring other areas of study and career options, check out our related bachelor’s degrees in media, marketing, and communication.
To help manage the cost of earning your digital media degree, Manhattanville proudly offers a variety of scholarships and financial aid packages, including grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. Learn more about available scholarships and types of financial aid.
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Whatever your dream media production job may be, our Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Production degree program provides you with the diverse range of skills and hands-on experience you need to succeed.