Digital Media Production

The Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media Production educates students to create exciting fiction and non-fiction content for delivery in today’s most in-demand formats. Whether they want to produce the next award-winning podcast, write a hit streaming series, or influence millions with social media content, students learn from seasoned professionals using industry standard technology to tell their stories on screens big or small.

Digital Media Production Requirements

Career Outlook

Students can choose one of three pathways, all of which lead to careers with predicted growth according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 

  • Writing and directing
  • Production and post-production
  • Business and promotion 

Though each pathway is specialized to prepare students for their area of interest, opportunities for collaboration within the major and throughout Kent State University are limitless. Digital media production majors regularly work with students from theatre and dance, game design, science, music, art and fashion, as they produce live events, short films, documentaries and animated works. 

Career opportunities in each of these pathways include (predicted growth through 2029, according to BLS): broadcast and sound engineering technicians (9%), film and video editors and camera operators (18%), producers and directors (10%), and multimedia artists and animators (4%). 

 

You'll find our alumni working as:

  • Entertainment stage technician at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Newscast directors and producers all over the country
  • Director of photography/videographer for professional sports teams
  • Office production assistant in New York City
  • Technical operations at CNN
  • Production managers/assistants for various feature films
  • Emmy Award-winning directors and filmmakers
  • Peabody Award-winning documentarian
  • Videographer/multimedia for corporations and nonprofits

“Kent State gave me experiences that have developed my leadership and filmmaking skills. I feel like I graduated not only with a degree, but also with four years of experience and a portfolio of work that is more diverse than others my age.” 

Tyler Pina, '14, Award-Winning Director

Our Alumni

  • Award-Winning Film Director

    Award-Winning Film Director

    Less than 10 years ago, Tyler Pina was working on films at Kent State. Today, he’s an award-winning director in Los Angeles. He recently traveled the world with his short film “88 Cents”: screening it at more than 70 international film festivals and winning 67 awards.

  • Award-Winning Documentarian

    Award-Winning Documentarian

    Award-winning
    Filmmaker and Documentarian

Involvement Opportunities

Miracle Walker

TV2 KSU

Digital media production students work as producers, camera operators and more for the student-run television station TV2. TV2 reaches more than 26,000 homes in Portage County on Spectrum channel 1024 and more than 7,500 Kent State students on campus television channel 2-2. The station airs a daily evening broadcast, a midday webcast and nine sports, news and entertainment shows.

TeleProductions at Stadium

TeleProductions

Kent State’s in-house production company, TeleProductions, employs Digital Media Production students to work on live production of university events and sports, marketing and promotional videos, web and video streaming and more. 

Student films violinist

Female Filmmakers Initiative

This organization aspires to break down barriers for women in filmmaking. Produce short films and documentaries focused on women's interest and issues. 

Videographer during filming of "Fly By Night"

Kent State University Independent Films

Kent State University Independent Films (KSUIF) is a student-led organization that takes students that have a passion for film, and gives them the opportunity for real experience. The organization produces a wide variety of content that include short films, award-winning music videos, and documentaries. 

Student DJ

Black Squirrel Radio

Black Squirrel Radio is a student-run radio station committed to providing innovative media content. With 56 different student-hosted shows airing from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. everyday, the station provides professional industry experience while continuing to be a platform for experimental programming. 

Advertising - Eye Tracking

IdeaBase

Ideabase is a student-run, professionally supported design agency that produces digital work for campus and outside clients. Digital media production majors can work as videographers or gain experience in other areas of marketing and communication.