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Digital Media Lab

Digital Media Major

The BS in Digital Media is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore, in depth, the new exciting field of Digital Media under the guidance of recognized working artists, designers, and educators. It combines courses in digital media with a balanced curriculum of art studio, art history and liberal arts. To focus their studies, students select one of three major concentrations: Graphic Design, Animation, or Digital Arts. However, the degree is flexible and can be tailored to students' interests. For example, students can choose to enhance their studies with courses in Communication, Information Technology, or professional internships. No matter the focus, the Digital Media student will gain broad-based training in a wide range of new media using powerful software and equipment, as well as an understanding of Digital Media concepts, history and heritage in the traditional media. 

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media

Note: Only for students enrolled in Fall 2016 or later. Earlier students should follow link below.

1.0 ART FOUNDATION COURSES                                      Credits 
ART 101          Fundamentals of Art and Design 3
ART 110          Basic Drawing       3
ART 201          3D Design            3
ART 231          Introduction to Digital Media  3
ART 160          History of Western Art I  3
ART 180          History of Western Art II  3
One additional Art History 200 level or above            3
ART 477          Capping  3
ART 478          Senior Thesis: Portfolio  3
   27 cr.


ART 211   Digital Layout and Design            3
ART 235   Digital Animation I          3
ART 320   Digital Photography I
ART 323   Design for the Web 3
  12 cr. 

1.2 MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS (choose 5 courses in one concentration)


A. Graphic Design

ART 215   Graphic Design 1: Typography + Design
ART 315   Graphic Design 2: Publication Design
ART 415   Graph. Design 3: Adv. Typography 
ART 326   Digital Illustration 
ART 321   Digital Painting
ART 322   Multimedia Authoring     
ART 425   Digital Photography II
  15 cr. 

B. Animation

ART 321   Digital Painting
ART 322   Multimedia Authoring
ART 431   3D Modeling and Visualization
ART 432   3D Animation
ART 435   Digital Animation II
ART 445   Digital Animation III 
  15 cr. 

C. Digital Arts 

ART 321   Digital Painting
ART 322   Multimedia Authoring
ART 325   Visual Book
ART 326   Digital Illustration 
ART 425   Digital Photography II
ART 435   Digital Animation II 3
  15 cr. 

2.0 RELATED FIELD/INTERNSHIP (choose 15 credits of courses in Related Fields and/or Professional Internship)

 15 cr.

Total Major Requirements
69 credits

Digital Media Careers

Careers in digital media are considered to be among the fastest growing areas of employment. A degree in digital media also provides an excellent foundation for graduate studies. The strength of the degree lies in its flexibility in the contemporary job market.

What kind of jobs?

  • Advertising design
  • Animation: 2D and 3D
  • Book design
  • Computer game images and animation
  • Corporate designs for logos, trademarks, stationery, annual reports, newsletters
  • Design of promotional/marketing materials (ex. posters)
  • Digital art
  • Educational media design
  • Storyboard artist
  • Concept artist
  • Graphic design
  • Interactive media design
  • Illustration
  • Magazine design
  • Museum exhibitions, publications, and signage
  • Newspaper design
  • Packaging and label design
  • Studio photography
  • University or college teaching
  • Web-page design


  • Advertising agencies
  • Animation firms
  • Book and magazine publishing companies
  • Corporate art and graphic design departments
  • Electronic media companies
  • Film and television companies
  • Independent contracting and consulting
  • Graphic design firms
  • Game design firms
  • Newspapers
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Museums and other public institutions
  • Universities or colleges
  • Foundations
  • Public television
  • Any nonprofit organization
  • Any organization that requires regularly updated webpages

Digital Media Major Requirements (for students who enrolled before Fall 2016)

Digital Media Labs