Digital Television and Media Production - Associate Degree
Do you find the idea of working in a television, movie, or similar studio setting exciting? If so, Eastern Florida's Digital Television and Digital Media Production A.S. degree can help you pave the way to a fulfilling career in the entertainment industry!
In this field, you'll combine various elements like art, photography, video, sound, and digital graphics with the latest computer technologies. Upon completing the program, you'll have access to a range of job opportunities, such as being a producer for television, movies, news, or documentaries; a video editor; a videographer/camera operator; a director; an audio specialist; and more.
The A.S. also includes three associated College Credit Certificates (CCCs), which are integrated into the program. This means that as you work toward your degree, you can also earn these related certificates:
If you're a full-time student, you can complete this program in approximately two years. Part-time students may take a bit longer to finish. At EFSC, our college courses provide you with real-world, hands-on experience — connecting you with the skills and confidence needed to enter the digital media workforce.
Digital Television and Media Production - Associate Degree
- Degree Type
- Associate in Science (A.S.)
- Delivery Method
- On-Campus, Hybrid
- Total Credit Hours
- Academic Community
- Arts, Humanities, Communication, & Design
- Contact Information
Brittany Luke, Advisor
Karla Roberts, Instructor
Digital Television and Media Production A.S. - Course Curriculum
In this program, we want to help you develop expertise in the areas where television, computers, and the Internet come together. You can take classes either in-person on EFSC's Cocoa Campus or through a hybrid combination of face-to-face and online classes.
Throughout the program, you can expect to learn how to:
- Edit digital images using professional photo editing software
- Explore the history, current state, and future trends of electronic media
- Use effective writing techniques for broadcasting and web-based media
- Direct multi-camera productions in real-time for broadcast, presentations, or web-streaming
- Edit videos efficiently for various platforms and purposes
Just a heads up: If you've recently completed or are currently taking a television production or video field production course through Brevard Public Schools, you may be eligible to receive college credit for successfully completing those courses.
Digital TV and Media Production A.S. Degree - Admissions Information
If you're interested in pursuing this degree, you can apply by following Eastern Florida's regular enrollment process. The program is open to all, so there are no special requirements for admission. The best part is that you have the flexibility to start taking classes or apply for the program during any term since it has rolling admissions!
If you have any questions about the program or the admissions process, don't hesitate to reach out to the program advisor. They're here to assist you and serve as your guide throughout the entire process.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
If you're a Florida resident, the cost of tuition for this associate degree program is around $6,240. However, please note that this amount does not include additional expenses like lab fees, required course materials, or equipment.
The good news is that you may be eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help lower the overall costs. For example, there's the Debois Scholarship, which is specifically available for DTAS (Digital Television A.S. degree) students. These financial assistance options can provide valuable support and help reduce any financial burden. If you'd like to know more, please reach out to the program advisor for additional information.
College Courses You Would Take
This degree program includes industry-specific courses in film appreciation, video production, sound recording, and digital imaging, which are directly relevant to your career skills. You can customize your education by choosing 11 credit hours of technical elective classes based on your interests. Here are some of the classes you might take:
Teaches the theory and techniques used in TV studio production including camera operation, lighting, audio mixing, producing, and directing.
Provides fundamental instruction and practice in writing for electronic media — including scripts for radio, TV news, commercials, and industrial programming.
Introduces basic audio engineering and studio topics like psychoacoustics, mic characteristics, multi-track recording, acoustical balancing, editing, and overdubbing.
Why Study Digital TV and Media Production at EFSC?
This degree is designed to get you ready for various digital media jobs, such as working in television, creating websites and content, journalism, animation, marketing and advertising, movie production, documentary making, and much more.
By enrolling in this program, you'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the dynamic digital media industry. It's an exciting field that offers a range of platforms and career opportunities. Whichever path you're interested in, this degree will prepare you for success in the digital media workplace!
Real-World Learning Opportunities
As a student in Digital Television and Media Production at EFSC, you'll have access to a wide range of hands-on experiences and learning opportunities. Here are some of the exciting things you can expect:
- Field trips to relevant industry locations
- Opportunities to compete in global competitions and get your work published
- The chance to start building your professional portfolio and assistance with job placement
- Exposure to different photography techniques and hands-on experience with commercial photographers
- Networking events with professionals and valuable feedback from professionals on your work
- Access to the latest technology and equipment for your projects
- Membership in EFSC's Titans Digital Media Club
And here's an added bonus: As a student in this program, you'll have the unique opportunity to produce high-quality television content! This includes the option to take an internship course at EFSC's professional public television station WEFS-TV, which can count as elective credits toward your A.S. degree.
Related Media Programs
Interested in Digital Television and Media Production? Eastern Florida also offers other degree and certificate programs worth exploring! This degree also prepares you to transfer into a bachelor's degree program at EFSC or another school — including FSU's Digital Media Production program. To transfer to a bachelor program outside of EFSC, you may first have to complete additional general education courses that are not part of an A.S. degree so work closely with advisors at the institution you want to transfer to when planning your pathway.