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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Media Major, B.S. (Digital Interaction and Game Design Concentration)


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College of Business and Technology


Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media


Digital Media Program Information


Main Office
213 Wilson Wallis Hall
ETSU Box 70552
Johnson City, TN 37614
(423) 439-7822 [Voice]
(423) 439-7830 [Fax - Admin.]
(423) 439-7750 [Fax - Faculty]

Digital Media Center
185-VI Niswonger DMC
ETSU Box 70701
Johnson City, TN 37614
(423) 979-3170 [Voice]
(423) 979-3160 [Fax]

etsudigitalmedia.com/

 

The Digital Media Program seeks to bridge the arts and sciences by providing students with technical knowledge, an understanding of aesthetics, and practical experience in digital media, with a core emphasis on learning how to develop and express ideas, solve problems, and create digital media content. This program leads students through problem, project, and process-based learning experiences that teach them how to define, design, and develop digital media content, computer graphics, and interactive media. The program endeavors to bring together students, faculty, and industry professionals to prepare for the professional challenges of the 21st century.

 

No grade below a C in Digital Media required core and DIGM courses may be applied to the B.S. degree.

 

Digital Media Fee— A Digital Media Enhancement Fee of $100 per semester hour will be applied to all DIGM courses for all students.

Digital Interaction and Game Design Concentration


This concentration gives students the background necessary to design and develop in any media/software with an emphasis on usability, interactive design, graphic design, problem-solving, production processes, animation and interactive programming. Students in the Interaction Design concentration would typically be prepared for careers in the web design and interactive multimedia entertainment, gaming, education, corporate training, and marketing.

General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements put forth by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels. Please follow the format below:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


TBR General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours


Below you will see the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, we only list those courses under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.

Communication


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition


Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

Humanities


Complete the following:

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Mathematics


Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Digital Media Core Requirements: 38 Credit Hours


Note:


** Cannot be taken until the senior year, and must be taken within two (2) semesters of completing the requirements for graduation.

Digital Interaction and Game Design Concentration Requirements: 24 Credit Hours


Minor: no minor required


Additional Information


Click here to view the Digital Game Design Concentration Suggested Course Sequence 

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