Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Production
Spark conversation. Tell a story. Pursue your passion.
If you're looking for an exciting career that has the ability to impact the world and get people talking, then Digital Media Production is the major for you. You'll learn about more than just the technical skills required for video and audio production; you'll also figure out how to tell a story in a visual way that captivates and inspires.
Why study Digital Media Production at the Mount?
One of the best aspects of the Digital Media Production program at the Mount is personalized attention and access to faculty. You won't be learning in a giant lecture hall among hundreds of other students. You'll be in the studio working one-on-one with a professor to learn production skills hands-on. Plus, the small class sizes allow you to learn how to collaborate with others on a project, a skill that will be vital in the world of production, in a family-like atmosphere.
Another important aspect of Digital Media Production at the Mount is that it is a holistic discipline. Knowing how to operate a video camera is just one of the many tools you'll need to be successful in this field. You'll also want to be prepared to write for many different types of media, including film, television, and radio, as well as new techniques and creative strategies for distributing media on the internet. It's about being a creative and celebrating a community of inspiration.
"You meet a lot of quirky, creative, talented, amazing people who are just as passionate about the arts as you are. Working within such an intimate department can be fun because you all get close and take classes together, and you quickly learn each other's different strengths so you can utilize them all into a common goal: making an amazing production."
— Venezia Verdi, Digital Media Production major
What to expect as a Digital Media Production major
As a Digital Media Production major, you'll take 39 credits of production courses. Prior to starting your major courses, you will have to successfully complete ENG 1010 and ENG 1020 as part of the Mount's core curriculum. Additionally, you will need to earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in CMA 2020, Mass Media & Communication, which is the first course you'll take in the program. Finally, you'll also have to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher in all of your Digital Media Production classes.
Throughout your time at the college, you'll take courses like Fundamentals of Television, Digital Video Production, Broadcast Journalism, and more to give you both theoretical and hands-on experience in production.
Finally, you'll conclude your time in the major with a senior thesis project. Not only will this project be a great highlight in your portfolio for prospective employers; you'll also have the opportunity to really focus in on a project that is meaningful to you and highlight all of the skills you've accumulated during your time at the Mount to showcase to the community.
Be prepared for your future
Your career in Digital Media Production begins with an internship. With help from the Mount's Career Center, you can gain hands-on experience at internships with organizations like WABC TV Sports, the Today show, MTV Networks, the New York Mets, Orange County Choppers, Cablevision, MSG Varsity, CBS 48 Hours, Time Warner Cable, Fox News, and more. Some of our students have even taken on production crew positions for the several independent feature films that are produced in the Hudson Valley each year.
Another excellent opportunity for career preparation is through Mount Media, an on-campus creative agency that works on productions for nonprofits and other Hudson Valley organizations. Learn more about Mount Media here.
After graduation, our Digital Media Production majors are ready to make their mark in the world of multimedia production. Career opportunities for Digital Media Production majors include television, film, and video production; content creators for creative companies; advertisers; marketers; photographers and videographers; and other positions at television, film, and video companies.
Here's how some of our alumni are using their degrees:
- Audra Woodruff-Smith '04, Co-President at Turn Card Content, LLC
- John Como '10, Editor at ITV America
- Meghan Darcy '12, Live Stream Operator at ABC News
- Danangelowe Spencer '17, Creative Director at DAJS Visuals LLC
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The above video about Mount Saint Mary College was produced by students in the the Mount's Digital Media Production program. Produced/directed/edited by Lauren Parelli with assistance from Erin Goode, Robert Petrarca, Brian Laurentiev, Rachel Sangalli, and Victoria Wresilo. Music by GMP Music.