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Digital Media, Certificate of Proficiency

Requirements

This certificate is designed to provide high school students an opportunity to obtain a certificate of proficiency while still enrolled in high school, which not only gives initial employability skills, but also stacks into associate degrees at UVU.

Total Program Credits: 16

General Education Requirements 6 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing  (Course must be completed with grade 'C' or higher. ) 3
Complete one of the following: (Course must be completed with grade 'C' or higher. ) 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Discipline Core Requirements: 10  Credits
  DGM 1110 Digital Media Essentials I 4
Choose one set of two courses from the following: 6
Animation and Games  
  DGM 1600 Scripting for Internet Technologies (3.0)  
  DGM 1620 Survey of Animation (3.0)  
Digital Cinema  
  DGM 1061 Motion Picture Editing (3.0)  
  DGM 1520 Corporate and Documentary Production (3)  
Digital Audio  
  DGM 2130 Digital Audio Essentials (3.0)  
  DGM 2460 Radio Production (3.0)  
Web Development  
  DGM 1600 Scripting for Internet Technologies (3.0)  
  DGM 2120 Web Essentials (3.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 16 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above.  
  3. All DGM courses must be completed with grade 'C' or higher.   
  4. Residency hours-- minimum of 5 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

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.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
  Math Requirement 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
DGM 1110 Digital Media Essentials I 4
  Semester total: 10
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
   2 course from one of the tracks 6
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 16

Department

 Name:

Digital Media

Location:

CS 526

Telephone:

801-863-8485

Email:

schneigl@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/dgm

Chair:

Kim Brown

 
 

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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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., Instructional Technology, University of Virginia.

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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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Daniel Hatch(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



A.A., Graphic Design & Print, Utah Valley Community College; B.S., Graphic Design, Art Institute of Pittsburgh; M.F.A., Graphic Design, Vermong College of Fine Arts.

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Clayton Lantz(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.A., Digital Media, Utah Valley 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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Bill Otto(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.A., Visual Arts/Media, University of California, San Diego; M.F.A., Cinematography, American Film Institute.

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Owen Peterson(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



A.A., Theatre & Music, Western Wyoming Community College; B.A., Theatre Studies, Brigham Young University; MEAE, Entertainment Arts & Engineering; University of Utah.

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Anthony Romrell(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.S., M.F.A., Art, 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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