Program Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Studies

Students who earn a Digital Media degree will complete 41 general education credits, 42 credits of core curriculum required classes, 18 credits in DMST electives, six credits of one foreign language and 13 free elective credits for a total of 120 credits.

Beyond the core requirements, specific courses have been selected for certain general education categories including ENGL 207 Creative Writing, EDTE 111 Technology and Society, and DMST 490 Senior Capstone.

Required courses:

DMST 200 Media in Today’s Society
DMST 210 Writing for Public Communication
DMST 220 Introduction to Computer Graphics
DMST 230 Elements of Cinema
DMST 300 Understanding Audio
DMST 310 Fundamentals of Studio Production
DMST 320 Fundamentals of Field Production
DMST 330 Communication Ethics
DMST 340 Social Media Communication
DMST 350 Journalism
DMST 420 Media Law
ENGL 218 Approaches to Grammar
ENGL 330 Advanced Public Speaking
ENGL 324 Literature and Film

DMST Electives:

DMST 240 Essentials of Interviewing
DMST 250 Principles of Public Relations
DMST 360 Global Media
DMST 370 Documentary Production
DMST 380 Designing Digital Communication
DMST 390 Digital Story Telling
DMST 400 Cultural Criticism
DMST 410 Digital Animation
DMST 430 Special Topics in Cinema
DMST 440 African American Cinema
DMST 450 Screenwriting
DMST 460 Student Media Practicum
DMST 472 Internship
DMST 499 Independent Study


Curriculum Guide

First Year                                                                            

 Fall  Spring 
ENGL 101 – Basic Composition I3ENGL 102 – Basic Composition II3
ENGL 100 – First Year Experience1Foreign Language 1023
Gen Ed II3Gen Ed I3
Gen Ed III3Gen Ed III3
DMST 200 – Media in Today’s Society3Gen Ed III Lab1
 Foreign Language 1013Gen Ed II3
TOTAL16TOTAL16

Second Year                                                                                                                                                                   

 Fall    Spring  
ENGL 203 3 DMST 220 – Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
EDTE III – Technology and Society 3 DMST 230 – Elements of Cinema 3
ENGL 218 – Grammar 3 DMST 300 – Understanding Audio 3
DMST 210 – Writing for Public Communication 3 DMST 340 – Social Media Communication 3
Math 103 – Topics in Mathematical Literacy 3 Free Elective 3
       
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

Third Year                                                                                                                                                                     

 Fall    Spring  
DMST 310 – Fundamentals of Studio Production 3 DMST 320 – Field Production 3
ENGL 207 – Creative Writing 3 DMST Elective 3
DMST 350 – Journalism 3 DMST 330 – Communication Ethics 3
DMST Elective 3 DMST Elective 3
ENGL 324 – Literature & Film 3 ENGL 305/310 – Technical Writing/Adv Comp 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

 Fall    Spring  
DMST 420 – Media Law 3 Free Elective 3
DMST Elective 3 Free Elective 3
DMST Elective 3 Free Elective 3
DMST Elective 3 Free Elective 1
ENGL 330 – Advanced Public Speaking 3 DMST 490 – Senior Capstone 3
       
 TOTAL 13   TOTAL 13
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