Curriculum

To graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Digital Media program, you need to complete 120 credits distributed among the required and elective courses listed below.

All Digital Media (DM) courses are offered as Studios Seminars in which you will be expected to produce finished projects of professional quality under the guidance of active digital media practitioners who are informed by a powerful understanding of the creative and critical context of their work. The School of Engineering provides top-quality equipment and facilities. You will be expected to obtain and maintain your own laptop computer (consult the department for current specifications) as well as basic peripherals and consumables. In general, digital-media production calls for teamwork and a willingness to produce innovative, high-quality work.

Required Courses

Digital Media Core (42 Credits Minimum)
DM-UY 1113 Audio Foundation Studio, 3 credits
DM-UY 1123 Visual Foundation Studio, 3 credits
DM-UY 1133 Creative Coding, 3 credits
DM-UY 1143 Ideation and Prototyping, 3 credits
DM-UY 2193 Intro to Web Development, 3 credits
DM-UY 2263 Still and Moving Images, 3 credits
DM-UY 4173 Professional Practices for Creatives, 3 credits
DM-UY 4003 Senior Project in Digital Media, 3 credits
OR
DM-UY 4903-6 Undergraduate Thesis, Digital Media, 3 credits
(OPTIONAL) DM-UY 4033 Internship, 3 credits
Other Digital Media Studio courses as approved by adviser
 
Math, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (60 Credits)
EG 1001 Engineering and Technology Forum, 1 credit
EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay, 4 credits
EXPOS-UA 2 The Advanced College Essay, 4 credits
MD-UY 2313 Interactive Narrative, 4 credits
MD-UY 2164/W History and Social Impact of Mass Media Communications, 4 credits
MD-UY 3164/W Critical Studies in Media, 4 credits
MD-UY 4164/W Critical Studies in Digital Art, 4 credits
PH-UY 1213 Motion and Sound, 3 credits
PH-UY 1223 Electricity and Light, 3 credits
CS-UY 1213 Introduction to Programming with Java, 3 credits
MA-UY 2413 Basic Practice of Statistics, 3 credits
Choose additional math, science, humanities, and social sciences courses in consultation with Integrated Digital Media's Academic Advisor, 23 credits
 
Free Electives (18 Credits)
18 credits of free electives

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Minor in Integrated Digital Media

The minor in Integrated Digital Media is intended for students interested
in developing their knowledge and practical skills in and around digital
media production technology. As with the BS degree in Integrated Digital
Media, focus is on Studios Seminar courses which provide theoretical
context and also teach hands-on production expertise in various areas,
such as digital filmmaking, web design, 3D graphics, game design, and
digital audio. This minor is valuable for students who want to seize
their own means of production in their primary fields, allowing them to
design, create, and publish media content within the intellectual context
of digital media in the 21st century.

The IDM minor requires a minimum of 15 credits in DM classes:

  • 3 credits in Audio or Visual Foundation Studio
  • 6 credits of DM courses at the 2XXX level
  • 6 credits of DM courses at the 3XXX level