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Bachelor of Design in
Digital Multimedia Design

Courses

The Bachelor of Design in Digital Multimedia Design program requires you to complete a minimum of 120 credits.

Students can earn up to six (6) COMM credits through the credit-by-portfolio process. However, it is important for students to know that completing the credit-by-portfolio process does not guarantee that the credits will be awarded.

Prescribed Courses (27 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Introduces 2D digital imaging techniques and concepts for the production of original art and design using graphics software.

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    An introduction to the language, aesthetics, and cultural impacts of digital art and design in contemporary society.

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    An introduction to digital photography, emphasizing camera skills, aesthetics, and storytelling.

    • Note

      Basic Photography for Communications is a hands-on, skills-oriented, results-driven class that requires students to own a suitable mobile phone along with a computer and software. Please contact Will Yurman, instructor, at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    The application of creativity to the practical concerns of narrative script and radio/television spot writing.

    • Prerequisite

      Enforced Prerequisite at Enrollment: ENGL 15 and ENGL 202

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    This course introduces students to concepts, skills, language and principles of practice in art and design, communication, and information sciences.

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    In this course students synthesize concepts, theories, and applications acquired in introductory courses and think critically about their professional objectives.

    • Prerequisite

      DMD 100 and 9 credits from the following list: IST 140, IST 250, COMM 230W, COMM 215, DART 202, ART 211Y

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    In this capstone, students develop portfolio projects by applying creative production concepts, tools, and approaches to a contemporary issue.

    • Prerequisite

      DMD 100 and DMD 300

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    Examines the relationship between physical capabilities, cognitive and social models, and philosophical issues pertinent to human-centered analysis, design and development work.

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to how the World Wide Web utilizes emerging technologies. Students acquire a conceptual understanding of constructing websites.

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

Additional Courses (select 30 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to visual studies; pictorial space and the principles of visual organization.

  • 3
    credits

    Introductory experience in making of art through drawing media; designed for nonmajors seeking general overview of studio practice.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduces 3D foundational skills for producing images, videos, objects, and interactive real-time virtual spaces with 3D software.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduces time-based animation fundamentals along with core skills and knowledge necessary for producing animated work.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduces essential techniques and concepts of modern web design, focusing on how visual graphics and layout contribute to user experience.

  • 3
    credits

    An intermediate level studio course in which students develop digital art and design work that promotes creative thinking and problem-based learning in producing digital media projects to be included in their digital portfolio.

    • Prerequisite

      DART 202 or DART 203 or DART 204 or DART 205 or DART 206

  • 3
    credits

    This course emphasizes the development of presentation skills for digital artists in audience/client interactions.

    • Prerequisite

      DART 300

  • 3
    credits

    Examination of individuals' selection, uses and perceptions of media and the effects of media on individuals' attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.

  • 3
    credits

    The development of electronic media and telecommunications, emphasizing social, economic, political and global impact.

  • 3
    credits

    Students will evaluate content creation and distribution methods and demonstrate proficiency across emerging digital products and services.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to various modalities of idea development and written expression for media production.

    • Prerequisite

      Enforced Prerequisite at Enrollment: COMM 242 or COMM 282

  • 3
    credits

    Provides an overview of the various media and communications methods that comprise modern integrated marketing campaigns.

  • 3
    credits

    Development of an informed and critical approach to photocommunication; individual and team projects, seminars, and critiques.

    • Prerequisite

      Enforced Prerequisite at Enrollment: COMM 269

  • 3
    credits

    Development in the law, policy, and business of Internet-mediated communications and commerce; emphasis on impact on existing legal, regulatory, and economic models.

    • Prerequisite

      Enforced Prerequisite at Enrollment: COMM 180

  • 3
    credits

    Study foundational concepts and methodologies in User Experience (UX) design and thinking. The course will feature iterative design processes to employ basic management techniques in working with product stakeholders for digital planning practices.

  • 3
    credits

    Apply knowledge in User Interface (UI) design and practice designing and prototyping compelling visual interfaces for multiple platforms - from websites to physical spaces to the nuanced interactions in mobile and wearable environments.

    • Prerequisite

      GD 110

  • 3
    credits

    Intermediate application development including algorithms, data structures, and object-oriented concepts.

    • Prerequisite

      A grade of C or better in IST 140 or CMPSC 121 or IST 240

  • 3
    credits

    Introductory design and development studio course for IST and SRA students.

    • Prerequisite

      A grade of C or better in IST 242 or permission of program

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to object-oriented applications including applications in an Object Oriented Design (OOD) language or OOD languages.

    • Prerequisite

      A grade of C or better in IST 242 or CMPSC 221

  • 3
    credits

    This course addresses activities in the system development process that ensure usability. It considers the emerging concept of usability, requirements gathering and analysis, activity design, information design, interaction design, documentation design, user testing and usability evaluation.

    • Prerequisite

      A grade of C or better in IST 331

Supporting Courses (select 18 credits)

Choose 6 credits of history of art, design, technology, and communications courses in consultation with an adviser.

Choose 12 credits in related areas in consultation with an adviser.

General Education Requirements

Some General Education requirements may be satisfied by courses required for the major. Students should work with an adviser to select courses.

  • Arts (GA): 6 credits
  • Humanities (GH): 6 credits
  • Health and Wellness (GHW): 3 credits
  • Natural Sciences (GN): 9 credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 6 credits
  • Writing and Speaking (GWS): 9 credits
    A student must receive a grade of C or better in GWS courses.
  • Quantification (GQ): 6 credits
    A student must receive a grade of C or better in GQ courses.
  • Integrative Studies: 6 credits
    This requirement only applies to students starting in summer 2018 or later. Learn more about the Integrative Studies options and consult your academic adviser when choosing courses to fulfill these requirements. Integrative Studies credits may be completed within the thirty Knowledge Domain credits and must be completed with either Inter-domain or Linked courses, not a combination of both.

Course Availability

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