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Digital Audio, B.S.

Requirements

The BS in Digital Audio allows students to study, without distraction, the physics and mathematics of audio engineering, basic audio-related electronics, recording tools and techniques, mixing tools and techniques, mastering tools and techniques, radio production, room acoustics and design, production sound for film and television, post-production sound, audio restoration (archival, historical, and forensic), and the business and marketing practices of the audio industry. 

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology  (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra  (4.0) 4
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2.0)  
Distribution Courses   
  Biology  3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science  3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution-- MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music recommended 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements:   65 Credits
  DGM 1110 Digital Media Essentials I 4
  MUSC 1100 Fundamentals of Music 3
  PHYS 1700 Descriptive Acoustics 3
  DGM 2130 Digital Audio Essentials 3
  DGM 2140 Electronics for Media 3
  DGM 2440 Sound for Film and Television 3
  DGM 2460 Radio Production 3
  DGM 2481 Introduction to Digital Audio Restoration 3
  DGM 2410 Core Recording Principles 3
  DGM 2430 Core Mixing Principles 3
  DGM 3110 Corporate Issues in Digital Media 3
  DGM 312G Digital Media for Intercultural Communication 3
  COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
  DGM 3220 Digital Media Project Management  3
  DGM 3410 Audio Engineering for the Studio I 3
  DGM 3460 Live Sound Reinforcement 3
  DGM 3420 Audio Engineering for the Studio II 3
  DGM 3440 Sound for Games 3
  DGM 4000 Writing for Digital Media 3
  DGM 4310 Senior Projects I 3
  DGM 4410 Senior Projects II 3
  DGM 4430 Audio Mastering 3
Elective Requirements:   19 Credits
Take 19 credits from the following including 6 upper division credits. 19
  MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music (3.0)  
  MUSC 1110 Music Theory I (3.0)  
  MUSC 1120 Music Theory II (3.0)  
  DGM  2120 Web Essentials (3.0)  
  DGM  2210 3D Modeling and Animation Essentials (4.0)  
  DGM  2240 Interaction Design (3.0)  
  DGM  24OR Special Topics in Digital Audio (1.0)  
  DGM  340R Advanced Topics in Digital Audio (1.0)  
  DGM  3430 Recording Studio Design Principles and Practices (3.0)  
  DGM  3481 Advanced Audio Restoration and Forensics (3.0)  
  DGM  350R Advanced Topics in Digital Motion Picture Production  (3.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. A minimum of 2.5 GPA in all discipline core courses with no grade lower than a C- required for graduation. To qualify for the portfolio review, DGM courses must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements, which includes a portfolio review and acceptance into the degree.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Flexible delivery options (e.g., online, hybrid, live interactive, evening, weekend, education centers) are available for this degree. These vary by semester. Please check the Schedule of Classes for the semester you plan to enroll.


Semester 1 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 1110 Digital Media Essentials I 4
MUSC 1100 Fundamentals of Music 3
DGM Elective [by student choice] 3
DGM Elective [by student choice] 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 2130  Digital Audio Essentials 3
DGM Elective  [by student choice]  3
MATH 1050  College Algebra 4
MUSC 1010  Introduction to Music (recommended for Fine Arts Distribution)  3
DGM Elective   [by student choice]  3
  Semester total:  16
Semester 3 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 2140 Electronics for Media 3
DGM 2410 Core Recording Principles  3
DGM 2460 Radio Production  3
PHYS 1700 Descriptive Acoustics  3
DGM Elective [by student choice]  2
  Semester total:  14
Semester 4 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 2430 Core Mixing Principles 3
DGM 2440 Sound for Film and Television  3
DGM 2481 Introduction to Digital Audio Restoration  3
HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Fitness  2
DGM Elective [by student choice]  3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 5 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 3410 Audio Engineering for the Studio I 3
DGM 3440 Sound for Games  3
DGM Elective [by student choice] 2
American Institutions [by student choice]  3
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology  3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 6 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 3420 Audio Engineering for the Studio II 3
DGM 4430 Audio Mastering  3
Social/Behavioral Science  [by student choice]  3
DGM 3460 Live Sound Reinforcement  3
DGM 3220 Project Management  3
COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series  1
  Semester total:  16
Semester 7 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 4310 Senior Projects I 3
DGM 3110  Corporate Issues in Digital Media  3
DGM 4000 Writing for Digital Media  3
Biology or Physical Science [by student choice]  3
Humanities [by student choice]  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 4410 Senior Projects II 3
DGM 312G Intercultural Communication  3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values  3
Biology [by student choice]  3
Physical Science [by student choice] 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

 Name:

Digital Media

Location:

CS 526

Telephone:

801-863-8485

Email:

schneigl@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/dgm

Chair:

Arlen Card

 
 

Mission Statement

Digital Media prepares students for careers in digital media. It equips students with foundation theories and procedures to develop sound multi-communication structures. It integrates: graphics, text animation, video and audio digital materials to entertain, educate, and communicate ideas through meaningful human interaction. Students in Digital Media (DGM) may earn either an AAS degree or a Bachelor's Degree.

 
 

Digital Media

Advisors:

 

 
 

Bachelor Admittance Requirement

Digital Media (DGM) requires all students seeking a bachelor’s degree to meet or exceed certain criteria to be eligible for the program. All sophomores and transfer students will need to apply to the program by completing a Portfolio Review. Eligibility for the bachelor program requires that all students receive a B- (2.75) or above in DGM courses. Additionally, this grade threshold must be maintained throughout the bachelor degree program to remain in good standing. Upper-division courses (3000 or 4000 level) cannot be taken unless accepted into the bachelor program.

Note: All freshmen should declare their “anticipated” degree when they complete their entrance application. Students accepted into the bachelor program must re-submit a new application at which time they must declare their “official” degree.

Laptop Requirement

Laptops will be required for many of the upper-division courses. Each degree will have its own laptop specifications. Please see a Digital Media advisor for details.

Faculty

Duane Andersen(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.F.A., Brigham Young University; M.F.A., State University of New York, Buffalo.

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Thor Anderson(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Associate Dean



B.A., German, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Kim Brown(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., Business Education/Administrative Systems, M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Arlen Card(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Department Chair, Faculty



B.M.A., M.M., Brigham Young University; J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School.

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Paul Cheney(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



A.A., General Education, Ricks College; B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Instructional Technology, Utah State University; Ph.D., (ABD), Instructional Technology, University of Virginia.

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Trudy Christensen(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.A., Communications, Ph.D., Instructional Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Marty Clayton(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., Landscape Architecture, The Ohio State University; M.F.A., Animation, The Savannah College of Art & Design.

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Rodayne Esmay(2003)

Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., Art, Brigham Young University; M.F.A., Illustration, Syracuse University.

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Michael Harper(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Department Co-Chair, Faculty



B.A., M.S., Geography Education, Utah State University.

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Dennis Lisonbee(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., University Studies; M.A., Communications, Brigham Young University.

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Alex Nibley(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.A., Mass Communication, University of Utah; M.F.A., Directing & Arts Administration, American Conservatory Theatre.

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Anthony Romrell(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., Art, M.F.A., Utah State University.

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Robert Trim(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.A., Communications, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix.

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Michael Wisland(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri.

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Careers

Careers:  

Because of extensive use of digital media in nearly every area of our lives, graduates will find themselves in demand by diverse organizations which use digital technology to communicate ideas.  For example, graduates may work with medical teams to develop training materials to describe new surgical techniques to physicians, or work with a team to create an educational game.  They may work as video or audio specialists on a documentary, or create an interactive web site to support a company's retail efforts or as administrative information management professionals. 

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