Digital Media Department

Students may earn a Bachelors of Science degree in any of the areas below. Additional Associate of Applied Science, Digital Media Minor and Certificate can be earned.

Animation & Game Development

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Animation & Game Development, BS

Prepares students for Digital Animation and Game Development related work. Allows students to gain skills that are central to contemporary industry best practices, with a focus on aesthetics, scripting, and modeling.

Program Information

BS Portfolio Requirements

BS Degree Advising Sheet

BS Degree Flow Chart

BS Degree Program Learning Outcomes

  • Rig basic bipedal and quadra-pedal three dimensional models.
  • Apply virtual light and camera tools to render believable environments.
  • Create and map custom textures for use in environmental and on character models.
  • Design and create visual effects for games and animation.
  • Design components for both entertainment and business industries at a professional level.
  • Develop and produce 2D and 3D game, and animation resources.
  • Participate in a team to create and present a major project.
  • Plan, schedule, follow through, and communicate in a team-oriented setting.
  • Use contemporary agile development methods, from pre-production to post in a team setting.
  • Write basic scripts to augment and customize procedural technical processes.

BS Program Learning Outcomes

BS Degree Catalog Information

 

Digital Audio Production

sound mixer up close

Digital Audio Production

Prepares students for Digital Audio related work. The program is a powerful gateway into the fascinating world of album recording, mixing, on-site location, and post-production sound for film and video, audio restoration, and forensic sound analysis, live sound, radio production, and audio hardware and software design.

Program Information

AAS Degree Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Flow Chart

AAS Degree Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of acoustics and the wave properties and physics characteristics of sound.
  • Audio production workflow.
  • Level matching.
  • Impedance matching.
  • Grounding and signal isolation.
  • Device-internal signal routing.
  • Device-external signal routing.
  • Minimizing noise.
  • Use of buses.
  • Use of inserts and sends.
  • Output levels.
  • Panning.
  • Proper use of frequency spectrum.
  • Microphone mechanism designs and their attributes.
  • Microphone placement for recording, specific to subject characteristics.
  • Equalization and its proper application as a signal processor.
  • Time-based signal processing such as reverb, delay, phase, flange.
  • Harmonic signal processing and its uses for sound alteration and restoration.
  • Audio restoration techniques.
  • Audio mixing techniques.
  • Competent use of leading Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).
  • Audio mastering techniques.
  • Professional output formats and standards.
  • The aesthetics of audio.
  • The business of audio production.
  • Interacting with talent.
  • Interacting with clients.
  • Distribution and promotion.

AAS Degree Catalog Information

 

BS Portfolio Requirements

BS Degree Advising Sheet

BS Degree Flow Chart

BS Degree Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of acoustics and the wave properties and physics characteristics of sound.
  • Audio production workflow.
  • Level matching.
  • Impedance matching.
  • Grounding and signal isolation.
  • Device-internal signal routing.
  • Device-external signal routing.
  • Minimizing noise.
  • Use of buses.
  • Use of inserts and sends.
  • Output levels.
  • Panning.
  • Proper use of frequency spectrum.
  • Microphone mechanism designs and their attributes.
  • Microphone placement for recording, specific to subject characteristics.
  • Equalization and its proper application as a signal processor.
  • Time-based signal processing such as reverb, delay, phase, flange.
  • Harmonic signal processing and its uses for sound alteration and restoration.
  • Audio restoration techniques.
  • Audio mixing techniques.
  • Competent use of leading Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).
  • Audio mastering techniques.
  • Professional output formats and standards.
  • The aesthetics of audio.
  • The business of audio production.
  • Interacting with talent.
  • Interacting with clients.
  • Distribution and promotion.

BS Program Learning Outcomes

BS Degree Catalog Information

 

Digital Cinema Production

students filming movie

Digital Cinema Production

Prepares students for Digital Cinema related work. The program has been over ten years in the making. Created by filmmakers, a "hands-on" filmmaking experience integrates theory and engaged learning by using industry-standard scripting, pre-production, production, and post-production digital cinema techniques. Dollar for dollar, this is the best media training in the nation.

Program Information
Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate Program Learning Outcomes

PRODUCTION

  • Student is able to implement the processes, strategies, and protocols required for the production and creation of filmed media content, from entry level (production assistant) to advanced (producer and production manager), based on standard industry practices.

DIRECTION

  • Student is able to fill the role of the director in creating and executing the aesthetic look and shooting plan of a screenplay in collaboration with department heads, actors, key crew members, and the post production team.

STORYTELLING

  • Student is able to implement their understanding of the psychological foundations of how storytelling functions through various technologies, how to apply the storytelling principles to create effective communication using a variety of media and in a variety of key production roles including producer, director, writer and editor.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Student is able to perform the role of the cinematographer as technician, manager and storyteller and has acquired hands-on skills with grip, electric and camera equipment, and understands how these skills are applied to workflows in pre-production, principle photography and post-production.

EDITING

  • Student can carry out applied learning activities focused on the post production process for digital media productions (documentaries, narrative, short format and corporate industrial).

POST-PRODUCTION

  • Student understands and shows practical skills for the post workflows from asset management through final project delivery including client/director collaboration, technical and aesthetic editing skills, mastery of software tools, color correction and delivery of the product in required industry standard formats.

Certificate Program Learning Outcomes

Certificate Catalog Information

 

AAS Degree Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Flow Chart

AAS Degree Program Learning Outcomes

PRODUCTION

  • Student is able to implement the processes, strategies, and protocols required for the production and creation of filmed media content, from entry level (production assistant) to advanced (producer and production manager), based on standard industry practices.

DIRECTION

  • Student is able to fill the role of the director in creating and executing the aesthetic look and shooting plan of a screenplay in collaboration with department heads, actors, key crew members, and the post production team.

STORYTELLING

  • Student is able to implement their understanding of the psychological foundations of how storytelling functions through various technologies, how to apply the storytelling principles to create effective communication using a variety of media and in a variety of key production roles including producer, director, writer and editor.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Student is able to perform the role of the cinematographer as technician, manager and storyteller and has acquired hands-on skills with grip, electric and camera equipment, and understands how these skills are applied to workflows in pre-production, principle photography and post-production.

EDITING

  • Student can carry out applied learning activities focused on the post production process for digital media productions (documentaries, narrative, short format and corporate industrial).

POST-PRODUCTION

  • Student understands and shows practical skills for the post workflows from asset management through final project delivery including client/director collaboration, technical and aesthetic editing skills, mastery of software tools, color correction and delivery of the product in required industry standard formats.

AAS Degree Catalog Information

 

BS Portfolio Requirements

BS Degree Advising Sheet

BS Digital Cinema Production Flow Chart

BS Degree DCP Writing Flow Chart

BS Degree DCP Documentary Flow Chart

BS Degree DCP Cinematography Flow Chart

BS Degree DCP Directing Flow Chart

BS Degree DCP Production Flow Chart

BS Degree DCP Production Pre-MBA Flow Chart

BS Degree DCP Post-Production Flow Chart

BS Degree DCP Sports Broadcasting Flow Chart

BS Degree Program Learning Outcomes

PRODUCTION

  • Student is able to implement the processes, strategies, and protocols required for the production and creation of filmed media content, from entry level (production assistant) to advanced (producer and production manager), based on standard industry practices.

DIRECTION

  • Student is able to fill the role of the director in creating and executing the aesthetic look and shooting plan of a screenplay in collaboration with department heads, actors, key crew members, and the post production team.

STORYTELLING

  • Student is able to implement their understanding of the psychological foundations of how storytelling functions through various technologies, how to apply the storytelling principles to create effective communication using a variety of media and in a variety of key production roles including producer, director, writer and editor.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Student is able to perform the role of the cinematographer as technician, manager and storyteller and has acquired hands-on skills with grip, electric and camera equipment, and understands how these skills are applied to workflows in pre-production, principle photography and post-production.

EDITING

  • Student can carry out applied learning activities focused on the post production process for digital media productions (documentaries, narrative, short format and corporate industrial).

POST-PRODUCTION

  • Student understands and shows practical skills for the post workflows from asset management through final project delivery including client/director collaboration, technical and aesthetic editing skills, mastery of software tools, color correction and delivery of the product in required industry standard formats.

BS Program Learning Outcomes

BS Degree Catalog Information

 

Web Design & Development

computer lab
 

Web Design & Development

Prepares students for Web Design related work. The program will assist students in learning industry standards in the field of Web Technologies. They will receive a cross-discipline education foundation of design and development. Students can choose Interaction & Design emphasis that will help them create websites, digital interfaces, and digital publications. Or they can choose Web & App development emphasis and develop websites, digital interfaces, and apps.

 

Program Information

AAS Degree Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Flow Chart

AAS Program Learning Outcomes

  • Use critical thinking skills to solve industry-related problems on real world projects and collaborate with industry partners and other students.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional level verbal and written communication skills within their emphasis.
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in using industry standard digital hardware and software within their specific emphasis on student and real world projects.
  • Specific skill-sets will include, but are not limited to: implementation of all features and aspects of a digital output platform, code in standard scripting languages called for by the various output formats and platforms of industry, design digital products for purposes of robust content, clarity, and aesthetics in the real world, and use all tools and techniques taught in this program in a commercial environment, including successful distribution and promotion of output.
  • Work on community partnered and service learning projects that benefit the local community.
  • Demonstrate junior level proficiency in current web development technologies as identified by an industry-populated advisory board.

AAS Catalog Information

 

Interaction Design Portfolio Requirements

BS Degree Interaction Design Advising Sheet

BS Degree Interaction Design Flow Chart

BS Degree Interaction Design Program Learning Outcomes

  • Use critical thinking skills to solve industry-related problems on real world projects and collaborate with industry partners and other students.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional level verbal and written communication skills within their emphasis.
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in using industry standard digital hardware and software within their specific emphasis on student and real world projects.
  • Specific skill-sets will include, but are not limited to: implementation of all features and aspects of a digital output platform, code in standard scripting languages called for by the various output formats and platforms of industry, design digital products for purposes of robust content, clarity, and aesthetics in the real world, and use all tools and techniques taught in this program in a commercial environment, including successful distribution and promotion of output.
  • Work on community partnered and service learning projects that benefit the local community.
  • Demonstrate junior level proficiency in current web development technologies as identified by an industry-populated advisory board.

Interaction Design BS Program Learning Outcomes

BS Degree Interaction Design Catalog Information

 

Web & App Development BS Degree Portfolio Requirements

BS Degree Web & App Development Advising Sheet

BS Degree Web & App Development Flow Chart

BS Degree Web & App Development Program Learning Outcomes

  • Use critical thinking skills to solve industry-related problems on real world projects and collaborate with industry partners and other students.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional level verbal and written communication skills within their emphasis.
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in using industry standard digital hardware and software within their specific emphasis on student and real world projects.
  • Specific skill-sets will include, but are not limited to: implementation of all features and aspects of a digital output platform, code in standard scripting languages called for by the various output formats and platforms of industry, design digital products for purposes of robust content, clarity, and aesthetics in the real world, and use all tools and techniques taught in this program in a commercial environment, including successful distribution and promotion of output.
  • Work on community partnered and service learning projects that benefit the local community.
  • Demonstrate junior level proficiency in current web development technologies as identified by an industry-populated advisory board.

Web & App BS Program Learning Outcomes

BS Degree Web & App Development Catalog Information

 

Digital Media AAS Degree

Digital Media, AAS Digital Communication Technology

An Associate of Applied Science can be geared toward any of our four major disciplines. 

AAS Degree Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a strong familiarity and proficiency with professional software for video editing, audio production and editing, basic animation, and web development.
  • Demonstrate understanding and competency with the production pipeline of at least two of the following: Digital Cinema Production, Digital Audio Production, Web & App Development, and Animation.
  • Demonstrate mastery over media file formats, conversion protocols, and storage frameworks.
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve industry-related problems on real world projects and in collaboration with other students.
  • Carry out applied learning activities focused on the production and post production process for digital media productions.

AAS Program Learning Outcomes

AAS Degree Catalog Information

 

Digital Media Minor

Digital Media, Minor

A Minor in Digital Media can be geared toward any of our four major disciplines.

DGM Minor Advising Sheet

DGM Minor Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a strong familiarity and proficiency with professional software for video editing, audio production and editing, basic animation, and web development.
  • Demonstrate understanding and competency with the production pipeline of at least two of the following: Digital Cinema Production, Digital Audio Production, Web & App Development, and Animation.
  • Demonstrate mastery over media file formats, conversion protocols, and storage frameworks.
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve industry-related problems on real world projects and in collaboration with other students.
  • Carry out applied learning activities focused on the production and post production process for digital media productions.

Minor Program Learning Outcomes

DGM Minor Catalog Information