Curriculum

Integrated Digital Media, BS

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

Engineering and Technology Forum (1 Credit)

EG 1001 Engineering and Technology Forum, Credits: 1.00

Digital Media Core (45 Credits Minimum)

DM 1113 Audio Foundation Studio, Credits: 3.00
DM 1123 Visual Foundation Studio, Credits: 3.00
Other Digital Media Studio Courses As Approved by Adviser, Credits: 36.00
DM 4003 Senior Project in Digital Media, Credits: 3.00 or
DM 4903 Undergraduate Thesis, Digital Media, Credits: 3.00

Humanities and Social Sciences (17 Credits)

EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay, Credits: 4.00
EXPOS-UA 2 Advanced College Essay, Credits: 4.00
MD 2163 Media Studies 1, Credits: 3.00
MD 3163 Media Studies II, Credits: 3.00
MD 4163 Media Studies III, Credits: 3.00

Electives (40 Credits)

12 credits of 2000/3000-level HuSS electives
6 credits of 3000/4000-level HuSS electives
10 credits of Restricted electives
12 credits of Free electives

Math and Science (17 Credits)

MA 1324 Integrated Calculus I, Credits: 4.00
MA 1424 Integrated Calculus II, Credits: 4.00
CS 1213 Introduction to Programming With Java, Credits: 3.00
PH 1213 Motion and Sound, Credits: 3.00
PH 1223 Electricity and Light, Credits: 3.00

 

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