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Digital Media Production.

B.A. Degree in Digital Media Production
Minor in Digital Media Production

Digital Media Production Degree – Bachelor of Arts (BA)

become proficient in essential skills of today's world of digital media.

Pursuing a Digital Media Production major at Catawba College offers students the opportunity to explore work in video, television, film, sports and news. Catawba's Digital Media students enjoy the hands-on experience of using interactive editing and film development software, as well as the use of professional audio-visual equipment.


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE in digital media production

Throughout their coursework, students majoring in the Digital Media Production degree program at Catawba College will study video production, audio production and editing, writing for media, multi-cam production, and documentary storytelling, as well as topics in leadership and entrepreneurship. 


MINOR IN digital media production

Catawba College offers a minor in Digital Media Production for students who successfully complete 18 academic hours of respective coursework.


digital media production PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Catawba College’s Digital Media Production degree program allows undergraduates to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree where they will be adept at all aspects of single camera and live multi-camera production - including filming, audio recording, editing, writing, directing and producing digital films and live television.

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Outcomes

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DIGITAL MEDIA JOBS.

Our Digital Media Production majors are well-prepared with versatile skills.  Graduates can work for broadcasting companies, cable corporations, or independent film studios, including the following positions:

  • Audio editor
  • Production assistant
  • Multimedia editor
  • Reporter
  • Television director
  • Employment Outlook and Salary
 
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GRADUATE SCHOOLS.

Graduates who wish to continue their academics can pursue master's degrees in media studies or film and media productions.

Individuals interested in writing and the creative aspects of digital media production can seek admission to Master of Fine Arts programs in digital arts production, film and arts production or screenwriting.

 

Digital Media Facilities

DIGITAL MEDIA
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Digital Media Faculty

Dr. Scott Morton

Dr. Scott Morton

Assistant Professor of Communication Dr. Scott Morton is trained as a media historian and has experience in film and video production. His expertise includes creative writing, sound design, photography, and videography. He has professional experience with public relations, advertising, and computer-based technical support. 

Dr. Joshua Smicker

Dr. Joshua Smicker

Communication Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Communication Dr. Josh Smicker's academic research investigates the use of digital media technologies — including video games, virtual reality, and mobile applications — to justify and expand a move towards the self-management of trauma. He has particular interest and expertise in new media, cultural studies, digital cultures, video games/gamer culture, technology and politics, and the horror genre. 

Curriculum

Required Courses for B.A. in Digital Media Production
Required Courses for B.A. in Digital Media Production

COMM 1050 Introduction to Communication

3

COMM 1240 Principles of Journalism

3

COMM 2255 Writing for Media OR COMM 2245 Media Criticism

3

COMM 2810 Organizational Communication

3

DMP 1501 Introduction to Digital Media Production

3

DMP 1502 Principles of Audio Production

3

DMP 2501 Digital Media Production II

3

DMP 2601 Multi-cam Production – Studio

3

DMP 3501 Feature and Interstitial Production

3

DMP 3601 Multi-cam Production Live 

3

DMP 3611 Production Leadership 

3

ENT 2501 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 

3

MGT 4403 Experiential Learning
OR
COMM 4401
OR
DMP 4650 Documentary Storytelling 

3

TWO Electives from:
DMP 2502 Live Audio Engineering
OR
DMP 3510 Media Technology
OR
DMP 4611 Advanced Production Leadership
OR
COMM 2000 or above

6

Total

39

 

 

 

Required Courses for Minor
Required Courses for Minor
COMM 1240 Principles of Journalism

3

COMM 2255 Writing for Media OR COMM 2245 Media Criticism

3

DMP 1501 Introduction to Digital Media Production

3

DMP 1502 Principles of Audio Production

3

DMP 2501 Digital Media Production II

3

DMP 3611 Production Leadership 

3

Total

18

Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions

DMP 1501 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION 3 hours
Covers the basic skills of content production. Theory of camera use, editing and storytelling will be covered. Use of editing software will be introduced and used.

DMP 1502 PRINCIPLES OF AUDIO PRODUCTION 3 hours
Covers the basics of digital audio production. Content includes recording, multi-track audio mixing/mastering, and sound design.

DMP 2501 DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION II 3 hours
This course is geared to teach advanced single-cam production theory and techniques. Students will be able to enhance their knowledge and skills in composition, lighting, production, and post-production techniques while working in groups to complete video projects. Prerequisite: DMP 1501.

DMP 2601 MULTI-CAM PRODUCTION STUDIO 3 hours
Covers the basic skills and techniques in studio-based and live-to-tape television production. Students acquire creative and technical skills and learn how to work as a production team. Prerequisite: DMP 1501.

DMP 3501 FEATURE AND INTERSTITIAL PRODUCTION 3 hours
This course offers students a chance to use their videography skills to produce promotional material, ins and outs, and bumpers to be used in DMP 3601 Multi-cam Production – Live. Prerequisite DMP 2501.

DMP 3510 MEDIA TECHNOLOGY 3 hours
A study of emerging technology in digital productions. Examines digital design, user experience and quality of service in cross platform emerging media. Issue and topics like engineering, transmission, archiving and other internal operational tools will be covered. Prerequisite: DMP 1501.

DMP 3601 MULTI-CAM PRODUCTION - LIVE 3 hours
Covers the skills and techniques in live television production involving remote, “at home,” and control room event productions. This course will be highly experiential using live events going on within the campus as the subject matter to incorporate learning from pre-requisites: DMP 2501, DMP 2601.

DMP 3611 PRODUCTION LEADERSHIP 3 hours
Study and experiential learning of the responsibilities and skills needed in lead production roles including but not limited to: Executive Producer, Coordinating Producer, Producer, Director.

DMP 4611 ADVANCED PRODUCTION LEADERSHIP 3 hours
Who runs the show? How do you get creative agents to come together around your vision for the show? How do you influence people who don’t report to you formally and/or directly? This course will show you how. Prerequisite: DMP 3611.

DMP 4650 DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING 3 hours
This course offers students a chance to conceive, write, and produce hard hitting and insightful documentary projects. Students will learn the documentary form and theory and then apply those skills to produce an informative and well-produced short production. Prerequisite: 1501 and 2501.