Careers in Culture – Digital Media: "The Interactive Zone"
What are the jobs?
Careers tend to center around the entertainment arts, education & training, marketing, informational & social networking / services. Digital Media includes simulations and interactive e-learning, advertising and promotional content, branded entertainment and product extensions. If you enjoy being social online then a career in social networking, interactive information or social services might be for you!
Digital Media includes DVDs, virtual reality, chat rooms, digital TV, email, e-commerce, podcasts, blogging, DVD and on-line, mobile and console videogames, e-zines, webcasts, web-conferencing, interactive kiosks, distance education, digital special effects, 3-D animation, digital video, digital music production, photo enhancement, electronic publishing and… more!
Here is only an overarching list of sub-sectors that Digital Media has under its very wide umbrella:
Source: MDR, Canada's Interactive Digital Media Industry, CHRC (2012): p. 49, Appendix 1
Make an impact
Digital content and technologies are critical to almost every activity in our economy and society. These applications enable businesses to be innovative and productive; help governments to provide services; and allow citizens to interact, to transmit and to share information and knowledge.