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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Digital Media Major, B.S. (Digital Visualization Concentration)


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College of Business and Technology


Department of Digital Media


Digital Media Program Information


Niswonger Digital Media Center
Room 196 
etsudigitalmedia.com/
Contact: Digm.Info@etsu.edu

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 Visualization Concentration


This concentration gives students the background to develop conceptual, technical, and aesthetic design skills important in the creation of digital media art assets. Students in this concentration prepare concept art and design elements for careers in entertainment media, game art, electronic publishing, photographic imaging, advertising design, and 3-D modeling.

General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements established by ETSU, by the East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees, by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels outlined in the following list:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


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.

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/

Electives: 20 Credit Hours


Choose 20 credit hours from the following:

  • Any DIGM course
  • Any ENTC course
  • Any INTD course
  • Any RTVF course
  • Any CSCI course
  • Any ARTA course
  • Any ADVR course

Minor: no minor required


Additional Information


Click here to view the Digital Visualization Concentration Suggested Course Sequence 

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