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 300 level or above.

Required Course 

DGMD.100Introduction to Digital Media

Elective Courses

DGMD.102Introductions to Telecommunications
DGMD.231/41.237Media Law and Ethics
DGMD.300Multimedia Storytelling
DGMD.320/70.398Documentary Photography
DGMD.340Lighting Principles
DGMD.400Directed Study in Journalism and Media Studies
DGMD.410TV Studio Production

Art

70.262Digital Imaging and Photography: Photoshop
70.375Language of Video
70.378Interactive Media
70.385Streaming Video for the Wed
79.380Understanding Movies: Cinema as Social Commentary
Criminal Justice

42.223Crime and the Media
Cultural Studies

58.225History of Picturing
59.217Media and Culture
English

42.221Writing for Interactive Media
42.222Oral Communication
42.226Technical and Scientific Communication
42.300Intro to Journalism
42.301Newswriting
42.305Reviewing the Arts
42.309Writing About Issues
42.310Writing Popular Fiction
42.320Personal and Reflective Writing
42.369Reading and Writing New Media
42.387Intro to Editing and Publishing
42.407Creative Writing Fiction II
History

43.347History of Documentary Film
43.348Making an Historical Documentary
Information Technology

90.232Desktop Video Production
Political Science

46 210Media & Politics
46.222Politics of the Internet
46.316Politics and Film
46.318Politics & Advertising
46.422Political Communications and Media Studies

For more information about the minor in Digital Media, please contact Dr. Wael Kamal, Program Director, Wael_Kamal@uml.edu