Interdisciplinary Programs & Minors

Digital Media Minor

Our interdisciplinary minor in Digital Media is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the practice and theory of media as it is being produced on the ground today. Today's rapidly changing media landscape of digitization, high-speed connectivity, and endless advancement in technology is redefining the relationship between media and its audience. As a result, media outlets are seeking to hire multi-skilled media professionals. Our program prepares students to join the ranks of today’s converged media with multi-skills media qualifications that will uniquely distinguish them in today’s market. Students in Digital Media Program are going to engage in a well structured hands-on program that also relies on a well-established theoretical background. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of media platforms spanning from online multimedia production to TV and filmmaking.

Program Requirements

The Digital Media minor is open to all undergraduates and consists of an interdisciplinary program of 18 credits of required and elective courses.

At least two courses must be at the 3000 level or above.

Required Course 

DGMD.1000 Introduction to Digital Media

Elective Courses

DGMD.1020 Introductions to Telecommunications
DGMD.2310/LGST.2370 Media Law and Ethics
DGMD.3000 Multimedia Storytelling
DGMD.3200/ARTS.3980 Documentary Photography
DGMD.3400 Lighting Principles
DGMD.4000 Directed Study in Digital Media
DGMD.4100 TV Studio Production

Art & Design

ARTS.2620 Digital Imaging and Photography: Photoshop
ARTS.2420 Language of Video
ARTS.2780 Interactive Media
ARTS.3850 Streaming Video for the Web
Art/Aesthetics & Critical Study

AEST.3800 Understanding Movies: Cinema as Social Commentary
 Criminology and Justice Studies

CRIM.2230 Crime and the Media
World Languages and Cultures

ARNI.2250 History of Picturing

ENGL.2220 Oral Communication
ENGL.2260 Technical and Scientific Communication
ENGL.3000 Intro to Journalism
ENGL.3010 Newswriting
ENGL.3050 Reviewing the Arts
ENGL.3100 Writing Popular Fiction
ENGL.3200 Personal and Reflective Writing
ENGL.3690 Reading and Writing New Media
ENGL.3870 Intro to Editing and Publishing
ENGL.4070 Creative Writing Fiction II

HIST.3480 Making an Historical Documentary
Political Science

POLI.2100 Media & Politics
POLI.2220 Politics of the Internet
POLI.3160 Politics and Film
POLI.4220 Political Communications and Media Studies
For more information about the minor in Digital Media, please contact Wael Kamal, Ph.D., Program Director,