General Program Information
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 realize interdisciplinary initiatives and prepare students for the professional challenges of the 21st century in careers in 3- D visualization, animationA final portfolio in the senior year must be submitted in order to graduate.
A committee of Digital Media faculty will evaluate each student’s work and progress at the review and evaluate the final portfolio. 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., interactive design, web media, product design,and digital video.
ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements:
Writing: Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses. At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study. At least two of the four courses must be at the 3000-4000 level.
Oral Communication: Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses. At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study.
Using Information Technology: Students must complete at least one using information technology-intensive course in the major field of study. Students must also demonstrate a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, electronic communication, and online searches during their first calendar year of enrollment or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU. This requirement may be met by passing the UIT proficiency exam or by successfully completing CSCI 1100 . For more information, please visit www.etsu.edu/uit.
Transfer students may be subject to reduced number of intensives.
See ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements for details.
Digital Animation Concentration
This concentration gives students the background necessary to animate in any media/software with strong skills in one of several specialty areas of animation, such as character animation and special effects animation. Students in the animation concentration would typically be preparing for careers in 3-D animation, 2-D animation, motion graphics, character animation, and technical direction.