Digital Media - Liberal Arts

Digital Media - Liberal Arts

Let Your Creativity Flourish with New Media Skills

Unleash your creativity and enhance your technical skills with Kirkwood’s Digital Media interest area. As a digital media student, you’ll build the foundation to compete in this growing multimedia field. 

Digital media at Kirkwood integrates multiple domains of art, storytelling, and technical skills. Hands-on training experience is a huge focus of this program and directly relates to professional qualification in the areas of filmmaking, editing, broadcasting, motion graphics, and audio production.

Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media 

As a Liberal Arts student, you will take core requirements while choosing diverse and exciting electives in digital media. Kirkwood has special transfer agreements with all three state universities and many other four-year institutions for students interested in transferring to earn a bachelor's degree.

Get involved with Kirkwood's student media program, Kirkwood Student Productions (KSP). Find us on Facebook or YouTube!

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Take advantage of your share of more than $3 million in scholarship opportunities. At Kirkwood, we make it easy. You only need to apply once, even if you are eligible for more than one scholarship.

Be sure to check out the Gazette Communications Scholarship and the
Iowa Broadcasters Association Scholarship.

Sample Digital Media courses include:

  • Mass Media
  • Audio Production
  • Video Production
  • News Media Convergence
  • Broadcast Writing & Performing

Each year, many students successfully transfer their Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees from Kirkwood to four-year institutions in Iowa and across the country.

If you are planning to transfer to a four-year program, you will work very closely with advisors in our Advising and Transfer Center. They will make sure you have everything completed for a seamless transfer. 

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Our digital media faculty are experienced professionals who can also be a great resource when making transfer decisions and planning for a digital media career. They have years of real-world professional experience working in the industry.

Our advisors help take the guesswork and confusion out of the process, ensuring you meet Kirkwood’s graduation requirements, as well as the admission requirements and transferability of courses to your transfer school. By meeting with your advisor early and often, you’ll be better prepared for the next steps in continuing your digital media education after Kirkwood.

Kirkwood Student Productions gives students hands on experience producing, anchoring, directing, and editing several multimedia projects throughout the academic year.

Digital media is playing an increasingly bigger role in today’s marketplace and global culture. With outsourcing on the rise, there are opportunities to work from just about anywhere.

Digital media workers are in demand and jobs include careers in consulting, education, the arts, new and traditional media, marketing, communications, athletics, and training.

Kirkwood can help you explore your career options by providing exciting experiences in and out of the classroom to help you find the best path for you.

Career Coach

Career Coach is an incredible resource for exploring your career options in digital media. Get access to the most current data on beginning, average and upper salaries for positions right here in Iowa. You’ll also be linked to current employment postings, as well as associated education and training information.

Iowa Broadcasters Association

The Iowa Broadcasters Association is an organization of radio and television stations working to promote, protect and enhance free over-the-air broadcasting.


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