Digital Media Minor

The Digital Media minor couples with a student’s chosen major to harness the power of convergence in a network of related coursework and skills by training students in the professional use of emerging technologies and web-based communication. Combined with their major field of study, the Digital Media Minor prepares students to be skilled practitioners in the new media landscape. The courses enable students to participate in the virtual forum— cyberspace—using proper protocols informed by communication theory and to adapt as protocols change. The minor has a foundation of digital design, programming science and communication theory and practice.

No minor course can be taken on a pass/fail basis. Students who fail to earn a grade of C or better in a required course must repeat the course.

Required Courses:

  • Comm 185 Communication in Society
  • Mis 126 Introduction to Computational Media (Programming I)
  • Art 220 Intro to Graphic Design

Three Lower Division Courses:

  • Art 221 Digital Imagery
  • Art 321 Intro to Web Design
  • Mis 250 Web Mapping
  • Mis 280 Internet Programming
  • Comm 190 New Media
  • Comm 183 Electronic Media Production
  • Comm 350 Visual Editing
Three Upper and Lower Level Electives:
  • Art ___ 3-D Computer Illustration*
  • Art 225 Computer Illustration Techniques (2-D)
  • Art 325 Information Architecture and Interactive Design
  • Art 326 Flash: Action Script
  • Art 305 Digital Photography
  • Mis 380 Internet Programming II
  • Mis 120 3-D Programming and Animation
  • Comm 445 Multimedia Storytelling
  • Comm 450 Convergence Management
  • ID 405 Technical Graphics III
  • MUS ___ Sound Editing*
  • Or special topics as advised and approved by program director
*New course approval in process.


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum