Digital Media Program Information
Niswonger Digital Media Center
ETSU’s Digital Media Department seeks to bridge the arts and sciences by providing students with technical knowledge and an understanding of aesthetics to create digital media professionals capable of working at the highest artistic and technical levels.
The Digital Media Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media with concentrations in Digital Animation, Digital Game Design, Digital Visualization, and Digital Visual Effects. There is also a Digital Media Minor for students who wish to get a broad exposure in the four areas.
The Digital Media Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
No grade below a C (2.0) in 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 Game Design Concentration
This concentration gives students the background necessary to create games and interactive environments with strong skills in one of several specialty areas such as environment design, level design, modeling for games, materials, scripting for interaction, etc. Students in the Digital Game Design Concentration are typically preparing for careers in the game industry in one of these fields.
General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours
Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a 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, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.
Humanities and Fine Arts
9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.