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Media Writing

Earn an Associate Degree in Media Writing

Do you enjoy crafting and writing informational content and want to be able to share it with a captive audience? With the Media Writing associate degree from Aims you'll be able to hone your writing skills in such a way that keeps the public informed about what's going on in the world today.

Students in this program will learn how to investigate and accurately report on current events without bias. The additional skills of learning to write specifically for television and radio audiences prepares graduates to enter careers as writers for various media outlets and corporations. Collaboration, learning to present in a professional manner and understanding how to think critically when challenges present themselves in the fast-paced world of media are just a few of the cornerstone approaches students will be a part of in this program.

Gain Video and Radio Writing Skills with a Media Writing Degree

The Aims Communication Media program believes that students learn best by doing. As a media writing student, expect to practice the type of video and radio writing you'll do on the job.

Whereas a journalism degree places emphasis on writing for print media and the web, the media writing program specializes in skills designed to prepare students to write for video and radio platforms. Skills taught align with writing for both media outlets as well as corporations relying on video and ads to grow their business.

Classes within this degree provide skills such as:

  • news writing
  • interviewing
  • investigative reporting
  • writing for TV and radio media outlets
  • scriptwriting for corporations and institutions

All of our instructors work or have worked in the industries they teach which means they have first hand knowledge of what it means to advance a career in media writing. You'll receive the perfect blend of personalized instruction and collaborative opportunities.

Choose to Earn a Video Writing Certificate

This two-semester Video Writing Certificate program emphasizes professional writing techniques. Learn the proper format and style to write for both video and radio in different types of corporate and institutional settings. 

  • Video Writing Certificate

Launch Your Career in Media Writing

The media industry continues to grow, making it a great sector to begin a career. Internet video is one area that is experiencing rapid growth and individuals with specialized training in this format will be especially valuable. At Aims, you'll learn the essential skills you need to enter the workforce prepared for entry-level positions in these areas.

The Aims media writing program teaches students to write meaningful and accurate content with a creative edge. This prepares them for entry-level careers in the fast-paced media industry or in corporations using video to enhance business. Upon graduation, media writing students will have the sought-after writing talent necessary to engage viewers and listeners.

Examples of jobs include:

  • Digital Content Producer
  • Social Video Producer
  • Media Planner
  • Runner, Video Broadcasting
  • Digital Marketer
  • TV or Radio Content Writer
  • Podcast Writer
$50,500 Median salary w/associate Source: