Students in the program develop marketable technical and critical thinking skills in visual and audio communication and graduate prepared to work in the diverse, and growing, field of digital media.
The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media at UMass Lowell helps students turn their talent and passion into careers in the diverse and rapidly expanding field of media production. With an interdisciplinary structure and real-world approach, this program offers a rigorous curriculum taught by industry experts. Students can build their skills and explore their interests through a wide range of courses in video, film, sound production, editing, motion graphics, broadcasting and screenwriting.
The digital media program offers many opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience with regional media companies through professional internships and co-ops in film, TV, animation, marketing and digital production. See examples below.
With a mix of theory and practical learning, our program helps students develop a fundamental baseline of knowledge while honing their skills in media creation. The digital media major takes students from formative introductory classes to the completion of a professional capstone portfolio project that meets the requirements of future employers.
For curriculum details please visit the following in the academic catalog:
Examples of our courses include:
In addition, we have many close relationships with the English, Art & Design, Music and Political Science Departments, where students can cultivate their skills and pursue their interests with an expansive offering of elective courses.
For admissions information, visit the UMass Lowell Admissions and Aid website:
Graduates of this program have gone on to careers in areas such as:
Recent graduates have found jobs at:
UMass Lowell's Digital Media minor and the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Digital Media concentration are designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the theory and practice of media as it is being produced on the ground today. Check out these interdisciplinary programs.
Students will work in the program's new TV studio, a theater, sound recording technology studios, music practice rooms, specialized art studios and other relevant UMass Lowell facilities.
Students will benefit from internships and service learning opportunities with our multiple community and business partners. Students will also benefit from a collaboration with the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion, which, together with its media partners, conducts and reports on political surveys, hosts debates, and sponsors other political events on campus (speakers, panels, etc.).
Our students have produced media, interned with and worked on projects for numerous clients, including: