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Digital Content Creation

Associate Degree, Certificate
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Channel your passion for creating compelling content into a fast-paced career.

Pick up your phone and open any app – do you see a well-framed picture, a powerful graphic, some compelling text, or a professionally produced video? If you love what you see and want a job creating content that reaches and impacts millions of people every day, Digital Content Creation is the perfect degree for you.

Digital content creation is a fast-growing, highly impactful field in this age of online information. A certificate in Digital Content Creation will prepare you to develop effective, concise content in a wide variety of formats. You'll gain an understanding of best practices in personal and mass communication as you analyze, create and distribute different types of digital content.

Job Outlook

  • 14%

    Projected growth in media and communication occupations from 2020 to 2030.

  • Market Snapshot:

    40K Digital content jobs available in the U.S. as of January 2024.

    (Zip Recruiter)
  • $81K
    National average salary for Content Managers as of January 2024.

    (Zip Recruiter)
Program Details

The Digital Content Creation program will prepare you from day one to employ creativity to find success. Gain experience and expertise in video creation and editing, audio production, photography, and design.

This certificate is one of the foundational certificates for the Business Management and Communication bachelor’s and associate of applied science (AAS) degrees.

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Digital Content Creation is available as a stand-alone certificate, or you can add general education courses to receive a fully transferrable associate of science (AS) degree.  Learn more about how the AS degree works.

Technical Writer 

As a technical writer, you must be an adept communicator who simplifies complex information for easy comprehension. Collaborating with product designers and developers, you’ll craft manuals, guides, and articles to facilitate understanding. From determining user needs to incorporating multimedia elements, you’ll ensure clarity and accessibility. Technical writers can work across departments, maintaining consistency and enhancing user experience. Whether producing paper-based or digital content, you’ll play a crucial role in improving product usability. With a blend of technical expertise and communication skills, technical writers are indispensable in today's digital landscape. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $79,960 ( BLS )

Graphic Designer 

As a graphic designer, you’ll merge creativity with technology to develop captivating visual concepts for various media. You’ll collaborate with clients and art directors, employing digital tools to craft designs that inspire and inform, such as advertisements and brochures. From selecting colors and fonts to incorporating images, you’ll ensure each element communicates effectively. Graphic designers present concepts, refine designs based on feedback, and oversee the production process to deliver polished final products. Continuously updating your skills and software knowledge, you’ll shape impactful visual narratives across diverse platforms. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $57,990 ( BLS )


Photographers are visual storytellers, using technical expertise and artistic vision to capture moments and evoke emotions through images. In this profession, you’ll market your services to attract clients, plan compositions, and employ various techniques and lighting equipment to create captivating photographs. You may use digital cameras and drones to explore unique perspectives, capturing everything from landscapes to events. You’ll also edit your images using software, ensuring each photo meets your artistic vision. Whether working in commercial, fine arts, or journalistic contexts, photographers play a vital role in preserving memories and conveying narratives through their lens. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $40,170 ( BLS )

Upon completion of the certificate, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the best practices of content creation and explain their importance 
  • Summarize the essential processes for personal, industry, and mass communication 
  • Create content applicable for multiple distribution channels and compare delivery methods 
  • Analyze existing content and critically consider its effectiveness 
  • Differentiate between new and existing communication tools and create appropriate messaging strategies 
  • Apply for content creation employment with a competitive soft and technical skillset 
  • Express values and beliefs in an emotionally impactful manner  

You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

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