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Degree Pathway for the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media - Fall 2022

Sample Degree Pathway for Digital Media

For students who entered fall 2022 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total16
DGMD.1100Introduction to Digital Media Production3
DGMD.1000Introduction to Digital Media (AH)3
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW) 3
FAHS.1090First Year Experience Seminar1  1
MATH.xxxxMath Persp. (MATH) - MATH.1110 recommended3
WLxx.xxxxLanguage 1 & Culture23

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total16
ARTS.2610Photography I3
DGMD.1210Introduction to Audio Production3
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
WLxx.xxxxLanguage 2 & Culture23
xxxx.xxxxScience w/Lab Persp. (SCL)4

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total15
DGMD.2120Media History and Culture I33
DGMD.2310Media, Law and Ethics (SRE)3
DGMD.2510Video Production for Digital Media3
WLxx.xxxxLanguage 3 & Culture23
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total16
DGMD.xxxxMedia History and Culture II33
DGMD.2200Screenwriting (IL)3
DGMD.3100Advanced Digital Editing3
WLxx.xxxxLanguage 4 & Culture23
xxxx.xxxxScience w/Lab Persp. (SCL)4

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total15
DGMD.3400Lighting Principles3
xxxx.xxxxWorld Ready Elective or Free Elective23
xxxx.xxxxDigital Media Elective43
xxxx.xxxxDigital Media Elective43
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
xxxx.xxxxDigital Media Elective43
xxxx.xxxxDigital Media Elective43
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxSTEM Persp. (STEM)3
Total15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total15
DGMD.4750Internship in Digital Media3
DGMD.4980Digital Media Capstone I3
xxxx.xxxxDigital Media Elective43
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total12
DGMD.4991Digital Media Capstone II (AIL), (WOC), (CTPS)3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total Minimum Credits = 120

Minimum Digital Media Credits: 36

Maximum Digital Media Credits That Can Be Counted Toward Graduation: 54

1Required for entering Freshmen. 

2World Ready Language Track (WR track) requires successful completion of a two course sequence in a World Language (depending on placement) and three approved courses on the culture/history/literature/film related to that language, but taught in English. (Total of 15 credits.) For detailed information refer to Policies - Language Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.

3The following courses can be taken instead:

4Digital Media Electives:

Additional Requirements

  • Students must take 36 credits within the Digital Media major with at least 15 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level. Students may take all courses within the designation DGMD if they choose.
  • Students may not take more than two (2) courses from a single department outside of Digital Media to fulfill the major credit hours’ requirements.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements. 

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last updated: 6/10/2022