Digital Production (minor)

Do you dream of being behind the camera as a cameraman or working in special effects? Are you interested in audio or video production? If so, consider minoring in Digital Production, where you will learn the ins and outs of production and become prepared for multiple careers within the digital production industry.

DEPARTMENT

AVAILABLE DEGREES

Only available as a minor

Why Digital Production?

  • 1Studying Digital Production will open multiple careers paths for you within the production industry. For example, you will be prepared to work in television and radio stations, audio and video-postproduction houses, film studios, and advertising agencies, to name a few.
  • 2Studying Digital Production will give you excellent insight into what goes on behind the scenes in news, television, movies, and more. You will learn you will learn how to communicate orally and visually through an emphasis on media writing, media production processing, and story-telling.
  • 3Journalism and digital media are among the most important and reliable forms of communication in the 21st century. Through research, writing, and broadcasting, those who work in the digital production field play a key role in keeping the world informed.

Careers in Digital Production

  • Producer
  • Cameraman
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Sound Technician
  • Media Specialist
  • Agent 
  • Advertising Executive

Alumni Graduate Schools

  • Northwestern University
  • New York University
  • St. Louis University
  • Indiana State University

Why Study Digital Production at Saint Joseph’s College?

Variety

Our Digital Production minor is designed for the student who is interested in working off-air, behind the scenes, or in production. Our courses combine both theoretical and practical work, providing a firm grounding in the basics during introductory courses and building toward individual creativity and application in advanced courses. Digital Production minors take classes such as Basic and Advanced Audio Production, Basic and Advanced Video Production, Intro to Mass Communication, Video Field Production, Scriptwriting, and more.     

Hands-on Experience

SJC’s Department of Communication offers students multiple opportunities for Digital Production students to gain hands-on experience. For example, students can get involved with WPUM-TV, our campus television station as producers, directors, and crew members. Students can also work as newscasters, sports announcers, and DJs for 93.3 The Joe, our campus radio station.  Digital Production students are also encouraged to join the Columbian Players, SJC’s acting troupe and oldest club on campus.  The Columbian Players produce two full-length plays and a musical every year, and students can get involved both on stage and behind the scenes. Performance Scholarships of $2,000 are available for those who participate in our TV, radio, and theatre programs.

Dedication to Excellence

In order to ensure that our Digital Production students are ready to enter the workforce after graduation, our radio and television studios have professional broadcast-quality equipment that is available to students during all four years of their education.

Faculty and Class Size

In addition to extensive experience from states all over the country, professors in the Department of Communication have master's degrees in their fields of expertise. Class sizes range between 10 and 25 students.

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  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.

     

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.