Our Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media and Design combines fundamentals of production skills in video, photography, design, and programming with the ability to understand and analyze how these skills transform our culture.
Career paths may include:
The required Industry Pathways and Practice, Professional Practices, and Digital Media Projects Capstone courses allow students to explore professions and careers while completing the Digital Media and Design degree.
Camera work, lighting, large-format printing, post-production
Storyboarding, short film creation, color grading, editing
3D printers, CNC, laser cutting
Client-side and server-side programming, connecting to sensors in the physical world
Layout design, illustration
Students in this unique program will learn to master emerging technologies as well as develop creative and critical thinking skills. This combination of technology and creativity helps students find their own artisitc voice, preparing them for success in the fields of communication and content creation.
No portfolio is required for acceptance into this major.
Much like Art Studio Majors, Digital Media and Design students must complete a set of foundational art courses to prepare them for higher level studies. This program consists in part of three studio courses, one each from three distinct media areas. Students also participate in a Freshman Exhibition (featuring work created in the two Freshman Foundation courses).
A minimum of nine art studio (A-S) courses at the 300-level or above, of which at least six are digital-based (printmedia, digital photography, graphic design, video, web-based art, 3D fabrication, and more).
At least six hours of art history, visual studies, film history or theory must be taken at or above the 300-level from an approved list.
Each student, with the approval of his or her academic advisor, will select a minimum of 18 hours in related course work in an outside area of concentration. Twelve of these hours must be at the 300-level or above and from a single discipline or focused area, such as film studies; Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media; Media Arts; Business or another area of the student's choosing.
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
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per year in 2017
Number of Jobs
10 Year Job Outlook
new jobs (average)
Many of these workers are employed in specialized design services, publishing, or advertising, public relations, and related services industries. In 2014, about 1 in 5 graphic designers were self-employed.
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