Digital Media Essentials - DGM 1110

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of digital media and the evolving industry. This is the first course in the Digital Media Associates and Bachelors degree programs in Digital Media. The course is designed to give you an in-depth introduction to digital media tools and production techniques. The divisions of digital media will be discussed along with computer applications that are considered industry standards.

DGM 1110 Students

DGM 1110 Students

Student Productions

Student Productions

This course will familiarize you with basic techniques and with the hardware and software tools used to create the various media for powerful digital media productions. Programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe Audition are employed to give you hands-on experience. This may be a challenging course for some students; and if you allow your creativity to ignite, it will be a lot of fun as well. Some “homework” will be necessary, typically in the lab during open hours.

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“As a beginner in Digital Media, I LOVED this class! It opened so many doors in my brain to explore! The whole semester we got to watch ourselves go up several steps on the ladder of experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in digital media. An unbeatable foundation.

— Melanie Myler

Concurrent Enrollment Course

This is a Concurrent Enrollment Course, offering both high school credit through many Utah high schools and college credit through Utah Valley University. Credit from this course is transferable to all colleges and universities. Contact the receiving institution for how the credits will be applied. This class is available to all high school juniors and seniors in good academic standing. High school prerequisites apply. There are no college prerequisites for DGM 1110.

Course Format

In a typical class session, several students--selected at random--will first present any assignment work to the class for kind and gentle comment. Reading assignments will then be discussed. The instructor will comment and expand on the reading, but he/she will not repeat concepts that are clearly stated in text. The instructor will then demonstrate and explain new skills/techniques. Afterwards, students will repeat the skill set of the demonstration by completing an assignment. Assignments allow students to apply the skill set once again in a more creative fashion.

Contact your UVU advisor for more information