Digital Media

Digital media and interactive entertainment are the most pervasive and popular modes of connection, influence, and communication in today’s world. Students majoring in digital media receive introductory and advanced training in this integrative and technology-driven field.

Through lectures, demonstrations and studio work, students gain mastery in the principles of 3-D modeling, digital animation, digital audio production, time-based media, and production skills.

Students participate in the required internship program in relevant professional environments. The senior year is highlighted by senior thesis projects and participation in the Senior Show & Celebration. The digital media major, with a focus on career-oriented projects and developing professional skill sets, prepares students to meet the demands of a diverse and expanding job market in film, television, video games, and more.

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Digital Media Student Artwork

Digital Media Curriculum

CourseTitleCredits
Fall Semester
DGI 201 Visual Communication 3.0
DGI 205 Typography 1.5
DGI 217 Digital I 1.5
DGI 203 Introduction to Time-Based Media 1.5
DM 204 Sound Design 1.5
Spring Semester
DM 201 Concept & Story Development 3.0
DM 211 Gaming 3.0
DGI 215 Computer Animation I 3.0
DM 203 New Media: Origins and Methods 1.5
CourseTitleCredits
Fall Semester
DI 313 Visual Development I 3.0
DM 316 Computer Animation II 3.0
DM 312 Advanced Gaming 3.0
Spring Semester
DM 301 Pre-Production 3.0
DI 314 Visual Development II 1.5
DM 317 Advanced Computer Animation 3.0
DI 301 Professional Practices I 1.5
CourseTitleCredits
Fall Semester
DM 407 Senior Studio I 3.0
DM 410 Special Effects 3.0
DI 402 Professional Practices II 1.5
Spring Semester
DM 408 Senior Studio II 3.0
DM 402 Post Production Techniques 3.0
CourseTitleCredits
Fall Semester
DGI 201 Visual Communication 3.0
DGI 205 Typography 1.5
DGI 217 Digital I 1.5
DGI 203 Introduction to Time-Based Media 1.5
DM 204 Sound Design 1.5
Spring Semester
DM 201 Concept & Story Development 3.0
DM 211 Gaming 3.0
DGI 215 Computer Animation I 3.0
DM 203 New Media: Origins and Methods 1.5
Fall Semester
DI 313 Visual Development I 3.0
DM 316 Computer Animation II 3.0
DM 312 Advanced Gaming 3.0
Spring Semester
DM 301 Pre-Production 3.0
DI 314 Visual Development II 1.5
DM 317 Advanced Computer Animation 3.0
DI 301 Professional Practices I 1.5
Fall Semester
DM 407 Senior Studio I 3.0
DM 410 Special Effects 3.0
DI 402 Professional Practices II 1.5
Spring Semester
DM 408 Senior Studio II 3.0
DM 402 Post Production Techniques 3.0

Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to judge, adapt, and incorporate historical and/or contemporary influences and perspectives in their creative and intellectual processes.
  • Demonstrate a range of appropriate skills in the creation of work that is an effective union of concept, medium, and craft.
  • Demonstrate deliberate and effective communication through an informed and influential visual and verbal language unique to the digital media industry and its related fields, such as animation and gaming.
  • Engage in the business and practical realities of the digital media industry and its related fields while developing an influential body of work that adheres to appropriate trends and standards.

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