Digital Media, MPS

New innovations, breakthrough technologies, and changing consumer habits are redefining the media landscape—fueling demand for media professionals who can apply the latest tools and techniques to create compelling digital content.

In response, the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media provides state-of-the-art digital media courses in moving image, information design, and narrative structure—elements that are critical to producing and developing content-rich and interactive experiences. Complementing the degree’s core curriculum are six distinctive concentrations in 3D animation, game design, interactive design, digital video, digital media management, or social media.

Differentiating this digital media master’s degree is its cohort format, a team-based structure that allows you to complete your degree with the same group of students. Designed to strengthen your project management and leadership skills, cohorts enable you to collaborate with your colleagues on complex, multimedia projects, preparing you to excel in an increasingly digital world.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Core Courses

Complete 33 quarter hours:
DGM 6105Visual Communications Foundation4
DGM 6108Programming Foundations for Digital Media4
DGM 6122Foundations of Digital Storytelling4
DGM 6501Web Creation Boot Camp2
DGM 6511Web Creation Bootcamp 22
DGM 6145Information Technology and Creative Practice4
DGM 6140Sound Design4
DGM 6890Thesis Proposal Development1-2
DGM 7990Thesis3-6
Complete one of the following:
Time-Based Media
Usability and Human Interaction

Elective

DGM 6322Advanced Digital Storytelling4

Concentration

Complete one of the following six concentrations:

Concentration in 3D Animation
Complete four of the following:
DGM 6450Animation Basics4
DGM 65103-D Modeling4
DGM 6530Character Animation4
DGM 6535Rigging Principles and Techniques4
DGM 6540Compositing4
Concentration in Digital Media Management
Complete four of the following:
DGM 6230Digital Media Entrepreneurship4
DGM 6280Managing for Digital Media4
DGM 6285Interactive Marketing Fundamentals4
DGM 6290Social Media and Brand Strategy Implementation4
DGM 6279Project Management for Digital Media4
Concentration in Digital Video
Complete four of the following:
DGM 6300Digital Capture and Output4
DGM 6435Digital Video Production4
DGM 6440Editing in the Digital Studio4
DGM 6520Lighting for the Camera4
DGM 6540Compositing4
DGM 6545Documentary and Nonfiction Production4
DGM 6430Screenwriting: Linear and Interactive4
Concentration in Game Design
Complete four of the following:
DGM 6308Intermediate Programming for Digital Media4
DGM 6400Game Design Fundamentals4
DGM 6405Game Development4
DGM 6408Game Design Algorithms and Data Structures4
DGM 6410Game Design Technology Lab4
Concentration in Interactive Design
REQUIRED COURSE
DGM 6461Interactive Information Design 14
TRACK
Complete one of the following two tracks:
Design Track
Complete three of the following:
DGM 6217Typography for Interactivity4
DGM 6463Interactive Information Design 24
DGM 6317Screen-Based Publication Design4
DGM 6471Designing Infographics4
DGM 6895Digital Portfolio Capstone4
Usability and Development Track
Complete three of the following:
DGM 6451Web Development4
DGM 6268Usable Design for Mobile Digital Media4
DGM 6308Intermediate Programming for Digital Media4
DGM 6471Designing Infographics4
TCC 6710Content Strategy4
TCC 6110Information Architecture4
Concentration in Social Media
Complete four of the following:
CMN 6045Leveraging Digital Technologies: Strategy, Assessment, and Governance3
CMN 6065Implementation and Management of Social Media Channels and Online Communities3
DGM 6285Interactive Marketing Fundamentals4
DGM 6290Social Media and Brand Strategy Implementation4
TCC 6710Content Strategy4

Workshops

Optional digital media workshops are designed to provide valuable technical skills and tools for students in all graduate degree programs. Students may choose one of the following workshops: 

DGM 6501Web Creation Boot Camp2
DGM 6505Modeling and Rendering (Intensive)2
DGM 6506Introduction to Digital Video2
DGM 6508Game Development Intensive2
DGM 6509Integrated Suite Workshop2
DGM 6511Web Creation Bootcamp 22
DGM 6513Single-Lens Reflex Camera Workshop2
DGM 6515Introduction to After Effects2
DGM 6518Game Programming Intensive 12
DGM 6519Game Programming Intensive 22

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

49 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required