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Digital Multimedia Design

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture via World Campus (DIGMD)

PROFESSOR GRAEME SULLIVAN, Professor in Charge

The Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Digital Multimedia Design (DMD) is an online undergraduate degree delivered in collaboration with the Colleges of Arts & Architecture, Communications, Information Sciences and Technology, and World Campus (WD). The major helps prepare individuals to be leaders in digital media technologies and multimedia industries. This interdisciplinary degree develops students' design thinking through courses in art and design, critical thinking through courses that promote active, critical and ethical use of communications media and technologies, and systems thinking through courses in information technology and human interaction.

The DMD will help individuals build capacities to be creative leaders and change agents who engage with critical issues through interconnected projects in design, technology, and communications across a wide spectrum of industries. This discipline integration creates the conditions for working in the collaborative, adaptive environments that characterize the digital media professions. Combining methods, tools, and approaches from each discipline provides the basis for developing design literacy, visual literacy and digital literacy when responding to problems and issues of local and global importance.

For the Bachelor of Design in Digital Multimedia Design a minimum of 120 credits are required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing Given Like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
Included in General Education Requirements

UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
Included in General Education Requirements

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
Included in Requirements for the Major

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 75 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (27 credits)[1]
ART 201(3), ART 211Y US(3), COMM 215(3), COMM 230(3), DMD 100(3), DMD 300(3), DMD 400(3), IST 140(3), IST 250(3)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (30 credits)
ART 010 GA(3); ART 020 GA(3); ART 122 US(3); ART 202(3); ART 203(3); ART 204(3); ART 302(3); ART 402(3); COMM 118 GS(3); COMM 180 GS(3); COMM 280(3); COMM 342(3); COMM 428A(3); COMM 428E(3); COMM 469(3); COMM 481(3); COMM 492(3); COMM 493(3); IST 242(3); IST 261(3); IST 311(3); IST 361(3); IST 413(3)

SUPPORTING COURSES (18 credits)
Select 6 credits of "history of art, design, technology and communications" in online coursework from World Campus offerings in consultation with an advisor.
Select 12 credits of related online coursework from World Campus in consultation with an advisor.

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-06-019

Review Date: 4/5/2016

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