B.S. IN DIGITAL MEDIA
Digital Media is one of the fastest growing and most competitive professional fields of the modern age. The Marist-LdM Digital Media degree allows students to understand media through both digital and traditional techniques and learn how to appeal to an audience while placing a personal stamp on a project. This degree allows students to truly understand all aspects of digital media by undertaking integrated communication projects that come from real-world situations.
Students learn how to analyze graphic, advertising, and communication needs and how to address these needs though graphic design, illustrating and animating, creating brands, identities and objects in order to convey a message. Students will learn how to successfully communicate this message to their intended audience by learning how to recognize the strong points of a product, a brand, or an idea and convey those through all different kinds of media.
The digital media degree allows students to take projects from concept to reality by allowing students to execute a concept. The ability to see a project from start to finish will allow students to understand how design must mesh with the technology that is used to execute the final product. Students will be able to make strategic decisions in a super-competitive world, read market trends and formulate dynamic, effective and successful solutions.
Mac and Windows sit side-by-side in our multi-functional labs where, in addition to the most recent technology, traditional techniques are also studied and put to good use. Techniques are learned through practice and experience, as well as through the vast literature available not only in the school library, but also in the digital media department library. Printed material isn't just consulted, but also produced, thanks to our state-of-the-art printing center, developed to offer every printing opportunity to our students, from plotting to binding and also cloth printing.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DIGITAL MEDIA
Note: A minimum of 60 credits in Liberal Arts is required.
ART 180 Art History I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance (M-ART 160)
ART 186 Art History II: High Renaissance to the Present (M-ART 180)
ART 370 Avant-Garde and Modernist Art (1900-1950) (M-ARTL 370)
ART 375 Contemporary Art (M-ART 350)
GRA 310 Graphic Design Project Development (M-GRAP 400)
ART 355/CLT 355 Images and Words (M-ART 477 Capping Course)
Technology for the 21st Century (M-CSIS 103, online)
PDM 130 Principles of Drawing and Composition (M-ART 110)
GRA 190 Foundations of Visual Communication (M-GRAP 185)
SCU 160 Introductory Sculpture (M-STUD 170)
GRA 185 Digital Graphics Techniques Fundamentals (M-GRAP 101)
GRA 320 Web Animation (M-GRAP 320)
PHO 130 Introduction to Digital Photography (M-ART 320)
GRA 215 Web Design Fundamentals (M-GRAP 220)
GRA 170 Graphic Design I (M-GRAP 170)
Three of the following courses:
GRA 295 Dynamic Web Design (M-GRAP 295)
GRA 370 Motion Graphic Techniques (M-GRAP 370)
GRA 380 Advanced Imaging (M-GRAP 380)
GRA 330 Rendering Essentials (M-GRAP 330)
GRA 315 Professional Blog Design (M-GRAP 315)
PHO 230 Intermediate Digital Photography (M-STUD 293)
Students must take an additional fifteen credits in art electives, related field electives (i.e., multimedia related courses), and/or in a professional Internship or any combination of the three. (Internships and related field requirements must be approved by the department.)
CORE/LIBERAL STUDIES & FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS
First Year Seminar and Writing for College (2 courses)
PHR 185 Introduction to Italian Philosophy (M-PHIL 101) (1 course)
Ethics / Religious Studies (1 course)
Fine Arts (fulfilled by major requirements)
History (1 course)
Literature (1 course)
Mathematics (1 course)
Natural Science (1 course)
Social Science (1 course)
Total 36 distribution credits including related field requirements, some of which may be fulfilled by foreign language and culture courses.