Digital Media (DMA)
Assistant Professor Moak, Chair
The Digital Media program is a rigorous, hands-on experience wherein students learn to tell stories through the various mediums of digital media. Digital Media is a fast-growing field, and is expected to continue to grow during the next decade. Digital Media professionals work in advertising/public relations agencies, e-commerce businesses, and multimedia design firms, among others, to shape the way the modern world works, learns, communicates, and plays. Majors learn to apply critical thinking skills to practical work. Typically, Digital Media careers require skills in oral and written communication; understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of digital media; ability to understand audiences; creative talent; ability to work in teams; and time management skills. Students majoring in Digital Media will meet professionals in the classroom, as well as the workplace.
The Digital Media major is an interdisciplinary program requiring 45 semester hours. Students will graduate with an understanding of foundational media competencies, the ability to use media to articulate a point or demonstrate a concept, and a personal vision for the creation of original multimedia content.
Core Courses: COM 210, COM 250, COM 309, COM 370, COM 440, COM 450, COM 490, FLM 105, FLM 210, FLM 215, GDS 110, GDS 112, GDS 240, GDS 320, and BUS 320. The basic track also requires fourteen general electives. Electives include: BUS 327, COM 310, COM 340, CSC 111, CSC 112, CSC 121, CSC 122, CSC 404, FLM 110, FLM 205, FLM 310, GDS 400, GDS 488, MUS 021, MUS 231, MUS 380, MUS 381, MUS 384, and MUS 392.
Honors Program: The communication department offers opportunities for students to enroll in honors courses from its department. The following are courses that may be taken as honors courses: COM 201, 210, 300, 309 and 440. For students majoring in this department, one must pass a minimum of nine hours of honors courses within the discipline and a minimum of nine hours from the honors courses of other departments. Each course must be passed with a B or better. No more than 18 hours are required for the honors degree. For other honors program policies, see "Honors Program" found in the "Administration of the Curriculum" section of this catalogue.
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