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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

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


Department Information


College of Business and Technology
PO Box 70309
Phone: (423) 439-5110
Web Address: ETSUDigitalMedia.com/

Niswonger Digital Media Center, Room 196
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 $135 per semester hour will be applied to all DIGM courses for all students.

Digital Game Design Concentration


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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.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits


Compass Core Curriculum

41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 79 credits
     Major Core    (30 credits)
     Concentration    (24 credits)
     Advisor Approved Electives    (25 credits)
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: DIGM-BS (DIGD) Asset Development Pathway  

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: DIGM-BS (DIGD) (Design Pathway)  


Grade Requirement: No grade below a C (2.0) in DIGM courses may be applied to the B.S. degree.


Compass Core Curriculum  

These requirements include earning 40-43 credits in Strengthening Foundations, Understanding Natural and Social Worlds, Exploring Connections, Cultivate Artistic Awareness, and Growing as an Individual and Global Citizen categories.

Major Specific courses listed in Compass Core Curriculum Requirements:

Total Requirements for Digital Media Major: 79 credits


Digital Game Design Concentration Requirements: 24 credits


Complete the required course below and select either the Asset Development or Design Pathway.

Advisor Approved Electives: 25 credits


Choose 25 credits from the following:

No Minor Required


Additional Information


Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

International Student Seminar Policy


International Students : Must complete 4 credits of International Student Seminar  as part of their undergraduate program.