2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Digital Media, Bachelor of Science

The digital media major requires students to complete 50 or 51 credits. Digital media majors are required to present a portfolio of their work and have a conference with the digital media faculty after the completion or in the semester of completion of 15 credits with the DMDA prefix. It is recommended that a student signs up for portfolio review prior to the end of their sophomore year or following their first semester of their junior year if they are a transfer student. If a student fails the Midway Digital Media Portfolio Review, he or she will have one more opportunity to resubmit their portfolio for review the following semester. Digital media majors may also select to complete an optional track which would require the completion of 15-17 additional credits. Students who complete the digital media major are eligible to receive the bachelor of science degree.

Digital Media Major Requirements

Core Courses

ARTD 1112D/3D Design

3

ARTD 113Drawing

3

BUSN 101Business Management

3

DMDA 110Light, Sound, and Motion

4

DMDA 120Introduction to Digital Media

3

DMDA 125Digital Integration Experience

1

DMDA 140Introductory Computer Programming

3

DMDA 226Survey Audio Engineering/Production

2

DMDA 230Type and Image Design

3

DMDA 241Digital Photography I

3

DMDA 250Web Page Design

3

DMDA 301Digital Video I

3

DMDA 325Digital Integration Experience

1

DMDA 350Introduction to Animation

3

DMDA 401Digital Media Portfolio

3

DMDA 405Digital Media Practicum/Internship

3

DMDA 410Digital Media Seminar

3

ENGL 264Storytelling

3

DMDA 226: Digital Media majors opting to complete the Audio Recording Track will Take DMDA 226 Survey of Audio Engineering and Production for two credits. All other Digital Media majors should take DMDA 226 for three credits.

Students may choose one of the following optional tracks in addition to the courses listed above to be better prepared for specific employment opportunities after college.

Optional Tracks

Audio Recording Track

MUSG 227Studio Production

2

DMDA 402Digital Video II

3

MUAP 101Class Piano I

1

MUAP 102Class Piano II

1

MUSB 125Survey of Music in Media Industry

3

MUSB 235Music & Entertainment Lab I

1

MUSG 260Introduction to Music Technology

2

MUSG 329Sound Reinforcement

1

MUSG 360Audio Post-Production

2

Game Design Track

CIST 210Programming and Data Structures I

3

DMDA 312Game Theory

3

DMDA 3143D Modeling and Rendering

3

DMDA 316Interactive Media

3

DMDA 318Game Development

3

Graphic Design Track

ARTH 353Art History: 20th Century

3

DMDA 330Business Practices in Design

3

DMDA 365Specialized Studies in Design

3

Two of the following

ARTS 390Independent Studio

3

DMDA 341Digital Photography II

3

MRKT 201Marketing

3

DMDA One DMDA design course

3

Internet Development Track

CIST 325World Wide Web Programming

3

DMDA 330Business Practices in Design

3

MRKT 201Marketing

3

MUSG 360Audio Post-Production

2

Two of the following

CIST 305Applied Lab in IT

3

CIST 315Networking & Communication

3

CIST 330Database Management

3

Video and Film Track

DMDA 402Digital Video II

3

MUSB 125Survey of Music in Media Industry

3

Los Angeles Film Studies Center (10 cr) or Elective (10 cr from the following list)

ARTS 390Independent Studio

3

ENGL 399Open Titled

3

MUSB 235Music & Entertainment Lab I

1

MUSG 360Audio Post-Production

2

Any Film Studies Course

3

DIGITAL MEDIA REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE
Type of Credit Required Credits
General Education (For B.S.)* 48
Major 50-51
Elective 27-28
Total Credits to Earn Degree 126
*Based on students arriving as first time freshmen. Some general education requirements are met through required major courses. This reduces the number of required general education credits.