School and Rankings Information
Schools in the greater Miami area that offer digital media courses include public, private and private for-profit colleges and universities. Based on programs, student services and rankings, the following school is considered the best in the area for digital media courses:
*Winner: The University of Miami a private research institution that offers more than 100 bachelor's programs, more than 100 master's programs and more than 50 doctorate programs. Located roughly five miles outside of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, the university's School of Communication features degree programs related to digital media at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
School Info Chart
|Category||The University of Miami|
|Rankings||#48 in National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||Coral Gables, FL|
|School Type||4-year, private non-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$44,350*|
|Digital Media Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Digital Media Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||14**|
|Most Popular Digital Media Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (14 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||82%**|
|Noteworthy||Students are encouraged to participate in the School of Communication's student-run Emmy Award-winning cable TV station as well as the campus radio station|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Miami
- The School of Communications (SoC) has approximately 85,000 square feet of digital smart learning space with state-of-the-art digital equipment and studios
- Students in the SoC have the opportunity to double major
- SoC faculty have worked for top organizations and have been winners of Pulitzer Prizes, Emmy and Academy Awards
Founded in 1925, the University of Miami (UM) is home to nearly 17,000 students and is stretched across five campuses on roughly 400 acres in Miami-Dade County. At the university's inception, the only available communication-related endeavor was a 2-credit public speaking course provided by the English department. Since then, interest and expertise in the field have steadily increased, resulting in the creation of UM's School of Communication in 1985.
The School of Communications offers a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media program where students are trained in the technical workings of audio and video equipment as well as a variety of software and electronic devices. In addition, students gain an understanding of the historical, economic and cultural factors that shape modern media. The school also offers a Master of Fine Art in Interactive Media degree which prepares students to understand and experience the business, social, academic, and cultural contexts of emerging technologies, with emphasis on digital design and human-computer interaction.