Digital Media Studies is a unique, interdisciplinary program that combines design, critique/theory and technology. Studio course work is rooted in a critique of our digital culture and its global and personal impact through the completion of digital projects. In-class critique and spirited dialogue foster confidence in design and technology skills as the means for communicating ideas. Students in the program are encouraged to develop their unique 'voice' within our digital culture through exploring and experimenting with the tool of technology. The program is ideal for students who want to pursue interdisciplinary studies while learning key digital media skills that will shape our technological culture. DMS courses include areas of study such as: Digital Media Design Studio, Graphic Design, Web Design, Game Design, Digital Video, English, History, Architecture, Philosophy, Computer Information Systems and Communication Studies. In addition, the Coop program affords students solid work experience to become leaders in digital media careers such as: web development, advertising, marketing, video, graphic design, education, as well as endless entrepreneurial possibilities.
Digital Media Mission
Digital Media Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy within the School of Architecture provides an interdisciplinary base within a structure of the design studio as well as a project-based course of study that stresses a balance of digital media production with media criticism and contemporary critical theory.
Digital Media Studies Curriculum
The Digital Media Studies major is a unique program combining theory, design and technology. Rooted in interdisciplinary studies, DMS is designed to prepare graduates for work in the digital media field such as web authoring, graphic design, video, video game design. In addition, students must choose a disciplinary concentration to complement their interdisciplinary studies. A total of 127 credits is required for a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Digital Media Studies.
DMS Design Sequence - 28 credits
DMS Supporting Courses - 15 credits
Theory and Criticism - 9 credits
Disciplinary Concentration (or Minor)
A minimum of 15 credit hours.
UDM Core Courses - 12 credits specified for DMS (48 credits total - see UDM Catalogue / Schedule for complete list)
|See UDM Catalog/Schedule for complete list
|CIS 1030|| Web Productivity Tools (Obj. 2)||
|ENL 2550|| Studies in Film (Obj. 5c)||
|HIS 3600|| History of American Technology (Obj. 3A)||
|PHL 1400|| Critical Thinking: Mass Media (Obj. 4C)||
Digital Media Studies Minor
The minor in Digital Media Studies consist of (6) interdisciplinary courses (a minimum of 19 credits) in : Digital Media Studies, Communication Studies, English, History and Architecture.
DMS Minor Requirements
|DMS 1710|| Introduction to Design||
|DMS 1800|| Introduction to Digital Media Studies||
|DMS 1910|| Design Studio I||
|HIS 3600|| History of American Technology||
Theory and Criticism
Prerequisites: ENL 2350, 2450, 2650, 2800 (or permission of the instructor)
Prerequisites: DMD 1910-2910