Get Creative in the Great Outdoors

Are you interested in the great outdoors and pursuing a creative career? Mid’s Outdoor Media Pathways prepare you to succeed in careers like television production, writing, content creation, and more. Our transfer-focused pathway prepares you to pursue an advanced degree, and our career-ready option allows you to gain employable skills for entry level opportunities.

Job Outlook
  • $48k
    Median Salary for Michigan (Audio and Video Technicians)
  • 290
    Annual Job Openings in Michigan
  • 19%
    Growth in Michigan Jobs
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Transfer-Friendly to Michigan Colleges & Universities

Mid credits go with you because we participate in many transfer agreements that ensure our courses count at colleges and universities across the state and country. Our team can help you select the courses that best fit your goals—saving you time and money. No matter where your path leads, Mid can be a part of your journey.

Starting at Mid and transferring to a four-year school can save you, on average, over $16,000 off the cost of your bachelor’s degree.*

You’re worried that Mid credits won’t transfer. We get it, this is a big concern. The good news? You don’t need to worry! By starting with your end goal in mind, we customize a transfer-focused pathway that works for you and your intended destination college or university.

Preparing for a career after you graduate? That’s great! Mid students often complete internships and earn industry-recognized certifications that prepare them for real-world work.

And along the way, you’ll receive personalized advice from your Mid Mentor and support from teams across the College who are committed to your success.

Career-Ready Pathways

Mid's Outdoor Media Pathway prepares you to begin working in entry-level outdoor-related careers, such as sales, blogging, social media content creation, and more. You'll gain a base of valuable skills, while building connections with outdoor-industry leaders and organizations.

Transfer-Focused Pathways

Mid's Outdoor Media Transfer Pathway prepares you to succeed in outdoor-related careers that require advanced degrees, such as brand management, marketing, production, and more. You'll gain a base of valuable skills, while earning general education credits that seamlessly transfer to four-year colleges and universities across Michigan and throughout the country.

Outdoor Media students often work in fields like

  • Videographer
  • Photographer
  • Film Editor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Content Creator
  • Communications Specialist
  • Audio & Video Technician

Outdoor Media can also provide the foundation for careers in fields. These and other careers often require additional education or training, sometimes beyond an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Research more careers using O*NET OnLine, a top career tool used by job seekers, employers, and more.

Save $ Starting at Mid can save you over $16,000 off the cost of a bachelor’s degree.

Succeed Mid Mentors provide personalized support throughout your journey at Mid.

As an Outdoor Media student, you can apply to become an Expedition Hunting & Angling Scholar, which provides you with in the woods and on the water courses, adventures, and connections to enhance your education and expand your opportunities.

Mid’s faculty come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing real-world experiences into the classroom. This means that you learn from more than textbooks. And we carefully tailor teaching strategies to ensure you are ready to succeed.

Our personalized approach to success ensures that you're not just a number. Our instructors learn your name, because our class sizes are small, and your Mid Mentor serves as your single-point-of-contact from application to graduation. We succeed when you succeed, so our investment in your success is personal.

Mid's associate degree pathways allow you to gain a solid foundation of skills in the field, alongside general education credits that promote broad knowledge and deep understanding.

As an organization Mid Michigan College has a history of being committed to and supporting outdoor traditions. This has allowed exceptional connections to develop with leaders throughout the outdoor industry, which will allow you to experience a rich, diverse, and dynamic outdoor-focused education, whether transfer-focused or career-ready.

Mid offers a wide range of courses through several delivery methods. From on-campus to online and options that let you choose how to attend each course session, you can attend in ways that match your learning style and busy schedule.

The Michigan Transfer Network allows you to view transfer course equivalencies between many colleges and universities in Michigan. If you would like to go back to school, transfer to another college or university in Michigan, or simply see how courses at Mid would transfer to another school, this site is for you!

From Mid Grad to Entrepreneur

“I earned a degree in Outdoor Media, and gained key skills as I turned my passion for the outdoors into a successful career by launching my own media company, MI Roots Media.” - Thad

More Opportunities

Over 100 Programs & Pathways offer students a wide range of career-ready and transfer-focused academic options. From hands-on learning in state-of-the-art labs to meaningful discussions on current topics and technologies, you’ll be prepared for your next step and future career.

Related Programs & Pathways

Dean of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Steve Amidon

(989) 773-6655

*Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Report. Savings compare the median 2021-2022 tuition and required fees for an academic year at public Michigan universities with Mid Michigan College, calculated for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. The tuition and required fees shown here are the lowest reported from the categories of in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. Visit each college or university website for current tuition information.

Job outlook data sourced from O*Net OnLine and valid 2020-2030.