Digital Journalism Degree: Tell the Story

Sharpen your multimedia skills to thrive in the Information Age

Today’s news comes fast and in many forms. People, businesses and nonprofits use tweets, blogs, podcasts and videos to reach the masses.

Colorado Mountain College students discuss digital journalism in a new media class.

While anyone can post, publish and press “send,” only those who can best tell the story will succeed at cutting through the clutter of competing messages.

Learn to get the word out through a two-year digital journalism degree, short certificate or single course in Digital Journalism at Colorado Mountain College. The Digital Journalism track builds on the foundation of CMC’s Associate of Applied Science in New Media degree.

Why the Digital Journalism track at Colorado Mountain College?

Colorado has a high concentration of digital journalism experts, outlets and entrepreneurs. Our Center for Digital Entrepreneurship & Career Pathways can help you find mentors, get internships and transition to a full-time job.

That means you’ll learn in the field as well as in the classroom. You’ll leave Colorado Mountain College armed, not only with a digital journalism degree, but with hands-on experience and contacts in the field.

Program at a Glance

Degree: Digital Media, Digital Journalism Track (AAS)

Locations: Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley

Cost: $57/credit-hour (in-district), $373/credit-hour (out-of-state)
See tuition information below

Internships: 25 companies in 8 concentrations


What digital journalism careers are available?

Colorado Mountain College offers Digital Journalism courses in:

  • Photojournalism
  • Editing for Media
  • News Writing & Editing
  • Publication, Production and Design
  • Feature and Magazine Article Writing
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising

In these classes, you’ll learn the skills you need for a job as an:

  • Online content writer and developer
  • Audio/video editor
  • Public relations or communications professional

What classes will I take?

Digital Media AAS Degree and Tracks

The Digital Media AAS degree is a four-semester, two-year program with a required core of general education and three specialized tracks:

  • Digital Media Production Track
  • Digital Marketing & Design Track
  • Digital Journalism Track

icon_link.gif  AAS Degree/Tracks Curriculum (online catalog)

Digital Media Certificates of Proficiency

A two-semester Certificate of Proficiency is also available for each track. Or you may select courses and electives to meet your personal or business needs.

  • Digital Media Production Certificate
  • Digital Marketing & Design Certificate
  • Digital Journalism Certificate

icon_link.gif Certificate/Tracks Curriculum (online catalog)

How much is tuition?

Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.

Tuition Rates for this program

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
In-District** $57 $855
In-State*** $107 $1,605
Out-of-State $373 $5,596



Special Tuition Rates at CMC

You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
Vets & Military Families $103 $1,545
CMC Service Area $103 $1,545
Western States (WUE) $160.50 $2,407.50

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