The BS in Digital Media is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore, in depth, the new exciting field of Digital Media under the guidance of recognized working artists, designers, and educators. It combines courses in digital media with a balanced curriculum of the art studio, art history, and liberal arts. The degree is flexible and can be tailored to students' interests. Students can choose to enhance their studies with courses in Communication, Information Technology, or professional internships. The Digital Media student will gain broad-based training in a wide range of new media using powerful software and equipment, as well as an understanding of Digital Media concepts, history and heritage in the traditional media.
The Digital Media Studio houses two computer labs. All computers are iMacs with 27" monitors, 16 gigs of RAM, DVD-RW drives, and workstation level video cards. Every computer is loaded with the latest versions of industry-standard software including the Adobe CC Master suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro), Autodesk Maya for 3D modeling and animation and Corel Painter for digital painting.
Every computing station is also equipped with its own high-quality Epson flatbed scanner for both transparency and reflective scanning and a Wacom digitizing tablet. In addition, there is a special scanning and printing area, with a dedicated 35mm film scanner and 11 x 17" flatbed scanner for oversize work. The networked printers include a color laser printer capable of printing up to 11 x 17" duplex in full color and a black and white 1200 dpi laser printer. A state of the art large format Epson printer is also available for printing large images up to 24" wide.
Students have access to the digital labs seven days a week, during regular Steel Plant Art Studios hours. Even when a digital media class is taking place in one lab, the other is always available for students to work on projects. All computers are networked together so your files are available to you wherever and whenever you choose to work. High-speed internet is always available in the Steel Plant, both as a wired and wireless option.
Digital Media Careers
Careers in digital media are considered to be among the fastest growing areas of employment. A degree in digital media also provides an excellent foundation for graduate studies. The strength of the degree lies in its flexibility in the contemporary job market.
What kind of jobs?
- Advertising design
- Animation: 2D and 3D
- Book design
- Computer game images and animation
- Corporate designs for logos, trademarks, stationery, annual reports, newsletters
- Design of promotional/marketing materials (ex. posters)
- Digital art
- Educational media design
- Graphic design
- Interactive media design
- Magazine design
- Museum exhibitions, publications, and signage
- Newspaper design
- Packaging and label design
- Studio photography
- University or college teaching
- Web-page design
- Advertising agencies
- Animation firms
- Book and magazine publishing companies
- Corporate art and graphic design departments
- Electronic media companies
- Film and television companies
- Independent contracting and consulting
- Graphic design firms
- Game design firms
- Government departments and agencies
- Museums and other public institutions
- Universities or colleges
- Public television
- Any nonprofit organization
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Last updated February 11, 2018