Digital Media Studies is a unique, interdisciplinary program that combines design, critique/theory and technology. Rigorous studio course work is rooted in a critique of our digital culture and its global and personal impact. Frequently, these digital studio projects include outreach to the local community and defining social justice within the urban context. In-class critique and spirited dialogue foster confidence in design and technology skills. Students in the program are encouraged to develop their distinctive 'voice' within our digital culture through exploring and experimenting with the tools of technology. The program is ideal for students who want to pursue interdisciplinary studies while learning key digital media skills that 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 option affords students 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. The program requires that DMS Majors and Minors receive a 'C' or higher grade in all DMS courses and DMS required supporting courses.
Digital Media Mission
Digital Media Studies is student-oriented, encouraging students to develop their creativity and unique voice within the ever-evolving field of digital media. DMS courses’ framework of theory, critique, design and technology are combined with inter-disciplinary studies that provide the base to incorporate and synthesize knowledge from various subjects. The course work as well as studio projects often explore community-outreach needs and ideas of social justice, which help students gain perspective of the their place within, and their preparation for, the professional world.
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 of Minor to complement their interdisciplinary studies. The program requires that DMS Majors and Minors receive a 'C' or higher grade in all DMS courses and DMS required supporting courses. A total of 126 credits is required for a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Digital Media Studies.
DMS Design Sequence - 31 credits
DMS Supporting Courses - 12 credits
Theory and Criticism - 9 credits
Disciplinary Concentration (or Minor)
A minimum of 19 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: DMS 1910-2910