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Career Outcomes

Careers in digital communication and media arts include online marketing, mobile/wireless communications, interactive media design, online video/audio editing and delivery, web design/development, social media, digital product design and development, digital media art direction, digital media project management, and media management.

According to O*Net Online, a U.S. Department of Labor service that outlines data about the U.S. workforce, there are more than 600 unique job titles that match the qualifications that Digital Communication and Media Arts offers.

Some specific jobs are:

  • Transmedia Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Media Content Creator
  • Advertising Specialist
  • Mobile Journalists
  • New Media Storyteller
  • Digital Specialist

Specific fields of employment mentioned by both the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics that were in demand in digital communication and media arts are:

  • Motion Picture and Video Industries
  • Advertising, Public Relations and Related Services
  • Local Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools
  • Radio and Television Services
  • Photographic processes
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Graphic Designers

Because of the unique attributes of the DCMA program, those completing the program will have both the knowledge competencies and skills needed to advance within existing careers or to initiate and explore new career opportunities in digital production or analysis. Graduates with an MA in Digital Communication and Media Arts should be prepared to work in a variety of digital fields. Students will be well versed in issues of new technology. Graduates will have the ability to enter the workforce prepared to a changing media environment. Students will be also well prepared to enter a PhD program or teach as an adjunct or at a two-year college.

For more information including help with jobs and internships, networking, career advice and more, please visit DePaul's Career Center​.


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