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Major Areas of Study: Digital Media Design


Central to Digital Media Design is digital media convergence, a contemporary development that is reshaping the potentialities of design.  Students learn a variety of approaches to a variety of design challenges, as they pursue and develop strategies in innovative problem solving.  Students with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design will have a wide range of career options, including multi-media design, interactive design, webpage design, video and audio production, display design, marketing and advertising, as well as many other possibilities.  Digital Media Design prepares the student to bring together the visual and auditory arts through the various media of communication.

Included in this interactive, integrative program are courses in multimedia, graphic design, photojournalism, electronic publishing, Web design, production in digital audio, video, and print modes, and computer applications. 

 

Course Offerings

101; 201; 301; 401. Digital Media Design Practica (1; 1; 1; 1)
210. Media History and Effects (3)
300. Visual Communications (3)
395. Topics in Digital Media Design (3)
398. Directed Design Project (3)
399. Digital Media Design Internship (3)
400. Principles of Interactive Design (3)
495. Seminar in Digital Media and Interactive design (3)


Major Requirements
(51 hours)

  • Core Requirements (24 hours)

    • ART 170
    • DMD 150
    • DMD 210
    • DMD 300
    • DMD 398
    • DMD 399
    • DMD 400
    • DMD 495

  • Essential Design Skills (18 hours, to be comprised of 9 credit hours in two of the following areas):

    • Art: ART 120, 270
    • Art: ART 141 or JOUR 219 (*Courses experienced through a semester at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh can also provide necessary coursework for the area.)
    • Computer Science: CPSC 100, 111, 365
    • Electronic Media: COMM 240, 308, 365, 415
    • Print Media: ENGL 207, 208, 213 or 217 (3 times)
    • Theatre: THEA 245, 246, 345 or 346

  • Advanced Application Skills (9 hours in one of the following areas)

    • Art: ART 112, 120, 121, 131, 141, 212, 231, 270, 370
    • Business: BUSI 221, 241, 413 or 417
    • Communication: COMM 335, 345, 395, 446
    • Electronic Media: COMM 240, 308, 365, 415, 301/401 (3 hours)
    • Music: MUSC 101, 143-2 (2 hours), 343-2 (1 hour), 310
    • Print Media: ENGL 207, 208, 213 or 217 (3 credits), 306, 315, 316, 317, 390
    • Sociology: SOCI 301, 352
    • Theatre: THEA 245, 275, 345 or 346, 375, 414


Minor Requirements (15 hours)

  • ART 170
  • DMD 150, 210, 300, 400

NOTE: Major/minor requirements are in addition to the General Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum, which are required of all students to graduate.

 

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