Digital Media Studies (DMS)
The Digital Media Studies (DMS) major is a unique program combining theory, design and technology. Rooted in interdisciplinary studies, DMS is designed to prepare graduates for work in digital media fields such as graphic design, web authoring, branding, print, video and video game design. In addition, students must choose a Minor to complement their interdisciplinary studies. The program requires that DMS Majors receive a 'C' or higher grade in all DMS courses. Laptop computers are required for DMS 2910, 3910, 4910 and 4911 studios.
Through the four-year Bachelor of Arts curriculum, DMS students are prepared for jobs in graphic design, web design, video game design and other digital media professions. Students are encouraged to create unique design solutions by exploring, experimenting, discovering and developing a unique digital "voice" within today's digital culture. Inspired by professionally based situations, studio projects range from "branding" design, including websites, logos, posters, business cards and letterhead to video game design, documentary films and experimental gallery installations.
Digital Media Highlights
- The DMS curriculum is rooted in theory, design and technology.
- Small class sizes with a lot of individual attention.
- DMS studio courses include graphic design, 'branding', web design, digital video and photography, video game design etc.
- At least 31 credits in design-oriented classes
- Video game design and other hands-on digital projects
- Interdisciplinary with a minor in an additional academic area
- In-depth dialogue and studio-based critiques
- Urban-centered outreach, service learning and social justice projects
- Knowledgeable professors who are working professionals
Job Opportunities in Digital Media
- Graphic Design: Print, digital and web design
- "Branding" for non-profit institutions and corporations
- Digital video and photography
- Marketing and advertising
- Social media