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Digital Media - Gaming and Animation Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

Digital Media (DGM) fuses both fundamental theory and practical application in the production of electronically-generated content to be delivered via internet, radio and television, digital cinema, computer games, animation and cinematic visual effects, as well as for emerging technologies such as mobile computing (hand-held computing devices). The curriculum integrates these digital mediums to entertain, educate, and communicate ideas through meaningful human interaction. DGM provides motivated and dedicated students the opportunity to work closely with professionally active faculty members committed to the future of the digital disciplines. Students in Digital Media may earn either a Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Cinema, Associate in Applied Science Degree, or a Bachelor of Science Degree. Areas of emphasis include: Digital Communication Technology, Audio Production, Digital Motion Picture Production, Gaming and Animation, Internet Technologies.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 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)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  MATH 1030   Quantitative Reasoning  (3.0)  
  MATH 1040   Introduction to Statistics  (3.0)  
  MATH 1050   College Algebra  (4.0)  
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--ASTR 1040 Elementary Astronomy recommended for Cinema Production  3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science  3
  Humanities Distribution--ENGL 2200 Introduction to Literature or ENGL 2130 Science Fiction recommended for Cinema Production  3
  Fine Arts Distribution--THEA 1023 Introduction to Film recommended for Cinema Production, MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music recommended for Audio Production  3
  Social/Behavioral Science--MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business recommended for Cinema Production  3
Discipline Core Requirements:   25 Credits
  DGM 1110   Digital Media Essentials I 4
  DGM 2120   Web Essentials 3
  DGM 3110   Corporate Issues in Digital Media 3
  DGM 3220   Digital Media Project Management 3
  DGM 312G   Digital Media for Intercultural Communication 3
  DGM 4000   Writing for Digital Media 3
or DGM 3570   Digital Story Telling Workshop  (3.0)  
or THEA 374R   New Script Workshop  (3.0)  
or ENGL 3300   Collaborative Communication for Technology Professions  (3.0)  
  DGM 4310   Senior Projects I 3
  DGM 4410   Senior Projects II 3
Emphasis Requirements:   50 Credits
        COMP  301R 1
  DGM  1620   Survey of Animation 3
  DGM  2110   Digital Motion Picture Essentials 3
  DGM  2130   Digital Audio Essentials 3
  DGM  2210   3D Modeling and Animation Essentials 4
  DGM  2250   Principles of Digital Design 3
  DGM  2620   Principles of Animation I 4
  DGM  2630   Principles of Animation II 4
  DGM  2640   Character Development 3
  DGM  2670   Scripting for Animation and Games 3
  DGM  3130   Digital Storyboarding 3
  DGM  3650   3D Production Pipeline and Rendering 3
  DGM  3660   Advanced Rigging and Animation 3
  DGM  3680   Animation Project 3
  DGM  4630   Visual Effects and Compositing I 4
  DGM  4640   Visual Effects and Compositing II 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements:   10 Credits
  Complete 10 credits from department approved electives.  10

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 intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
DGM 1110 Digital Media Essentials 4
DGM 1620 Survey of Animation 3

MATH 1030 or

MATH 1040 or

MATH 1050

Quantitative Reasoning or

Introduction to Statistics or

College Algebra

4
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Semester total: 17
Notes:  DGM 1620 can be taken during the Freshman Fall or Spring Semester
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
DGM 2110 Digital Motion Picture Essentials 3
DGM 2130 Digital Audio Essentials 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  DGM Elective 3
  Semester total: 12
Notes:  DGM 1620 can be taken during the Freshman Fall or Freshman Spring Semester
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
DGM 2620 Principles of Animation I 4
DGM 2210 3D Modeling and Animation Essentials 4
DGM 2250 Principles of Digital Design 3

PES 1097 or

HLTH 1100

Fitness for Life or

Personal Health & Wellness

2
  Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
DGM 2630 Principles of Animation II 4
DGM 2670 Scripting for Animation and Games 3
DGM 2640 Character Development 3
DGM 2120 Web Essentials 3
  American Institutions Distribution 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes:  Upper Division Digital Media Courses can only be taken after passing the Portfolio Review Acceptance Program
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
DGM 3130 Digital Storyboarding 3
DGM 3650 3D Production Pipeline and Rendering 3

ENGL 2010 or

ENGL 2020

Intermediate Writing -- Humanities/Social Sciences or

Intermediate Writing -- Science and Technology

3
  DGM Elective 3
  Biology Distribution 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
DGM 3660 Advanced Rigging and Animation 3
DGM 3680 Animation Project 3
DGM 3110 Corporate Issues in Digital Media 3
DGM 3220 Digital Media Project Management 3
  DGM Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
DGM 4310 Senior Projects I 3
DGM 4630 Visual Effects and Compositing I 4

DGM 4000 or

ENGL 3300 or

DGM 3570 or

THEA 374R

Writing for Digital Media or

Collaborative Communication for Technology Professions or

Digital Story Telling Workshop or

New Script Workshop

3
  Third Science Distribution 3
  Physical Science Distribution 3
COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
  Semester total: 17
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
DGM 4410 Senior Projects II 3
DGM 4640 Visual Effects and Compositing II 3
DGM 312G Digital Media for Intercultural Communication 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 120

Department

 Name:

Digital Media

Location:

CS 526

Telephone:

801-863-6283

Email:

schneigl@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/dgm

Chair:

Thor Anderson

 
 

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:

 
 

Faculty

Duane Anderson(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
Department Chair, Department Chair



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)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
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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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
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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Li Liu(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Digital Media
Faculty



B.Eng., Computer Science, Shandong University; Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Alabama.

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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 interative web site to support a company's retail efforts or as administrative information management professionals. 
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