Visual, Audio, & Media Arts - (VAMA)

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Pathways within VAMA
 

Professional Photography: https://www.rrcc.edu/photography

 The "U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics" and CareerOneStop, states:

  • Colorado's Mean wage in Colorodo in 2021 is $50,120 
  • The Top salary for photographers is in the District of Columbia, $84,590
  • The projected percent change in employment from 2020 to 2030 is 17% (average for all occupations is 8%)
  • The projected numeric change in employment from 2020 to 2030 is 18,900
  • 64% of the photography industry is Self-employed photographers
  • Top Industrys in photography:
    • Commercial and industrial photography services 87.98%
    • Convention and meeting photography services1.71%
    • General individual and group portrait photography services 1.53%

Videography: https://www.rrcc.edu/videography

 The "U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics" and CareerOneStop states:

  • Film and video editors and camera operators median pay in 2021: $60,360 per year
  • Film and video editors $62,680 in May of 2021
  • The projected percent change in employment from 2020 to 2030 is 29% (average for all occupations is 8%)
    • The projected percent change in employment from 2020 to 2030 in Colorado is 15%
  • 8,600 openings for film and video editors and camera operators are projected each year, on average, over the decade
  • Colorado's Median wage in Colorodo is $60,360 
  • Top Film and Video Industry Segments (Market Share Reporter):
    • Cartoon motion picture production
    • Video tape production
    • Audio-visual program production
    • Commercials, television, tape or film
  • Broadcast, Sound, and Video Technicians median pay in 2021: $49,050 per year
    • 18,000 openings for broadcast, sound, and video technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
  • Lighting technicians and media and communication equipment workers, all other median pay in 2021: $61,890
  • Sound engineering technician median pay in 2021: $60,500
  • Where are they needed?
    • Typically work indoors in radio, television, movie, or recording studios
    • Hotels, offices, and schools
    • Meetings, concerts, sporting events, podcasts, and news conferences
  • Special Effects Artists and Animators, 16% (Much faster than average))
    • Median pay in 2021: $78,790 per year
    • 7,800 openings for special effects artists and animators are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
    • Denver area Annual mean wage $64,890-$110,370
    • Colorado Annual projected job openings: 220

Multimedia and Graphic Design: https://www.rrcc.edu/multimedia

The "U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics", and Careeronestop states:

  • Graphic designers, Median pay in 2021: $50,710 per year (Colorado is $60,110)
  • The projected percent change in Colorado for employment from 2018 to 2028 is 3%
  • About 23,900 openings for graphic designers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. 
  • Experienced graphic designers may advance to chief designer, art director.

Journalism: https://www.rrcc.edu/journalism

The "U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics", states:

  • Median pay in 2021: $48,370 per year
  • The projected percent change in employment from 2020 to 2030 is 6%
  • 5,400 openings for news analysts, reporters, and journalists are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
  • Colorado: 1 of the top 10 in the country for income $63,050- $115,980
  • What they need
    • Outlets are increasingly relying on multimedia journalists
    • Multimedia journalists typically record, report, write, and edit their own stories or articles.
    • They also gather the audio, video, or graphics that accompany their content.
    • May benefit from courses in multimedia design, coding, and programming to be able to develop content that includes video, audio, data, and graphics.

UI/UX: https://www.rrcc.edu/multimedia

The "U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics", states:

  • Median pay in 2020: $77,200 per year
  • The projected percent change in for employment from 2020 to 2030 is 13%
  • 17,900 openings for web developers and digital designers
  • Self-employed: 18%

VAMA Mission Statement

The mission of the Journalism, Multimedia Graphics and Design, and the Photography Department is to provide students with opportunities for growth and development that set the foundation for self-directed learning, academic achievement, relevant, real world training, and career accomplishment for commercial application. We do this through high quality, innovative educational programs using current technical, creative, and software trends in the industry. We convey our passion for learning, our commitment to excellence, and our dedication to our students in the communities we serve. Through critical thinking we prepare our students, both entry level and continuing education to create the necessary skill set in visual communication and production of photographic images, motion, graphics or digital media.


VAMA Vision

We envision our department as a national and international leader in photography, multimedia graphics & design, videography and journalism education that is recognized for accomplishments of our students’ goals, engagement with our community, empowerment in our workplace, and commitment to Red Rocks values.


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