Digital Media and Design

Tim Hunter, head of the Department of Digital Media and Design, speaks at the Digital Media Symposium held on April 4. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)
Digital Media and Design department head Tim Hunter speaks at the Digital Media Symposium.

Course descriptions

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media and Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and Design

Admission

60 second video and portfolio review, and/or interview at the department’s request.

Competency Requirements

Information Literacy and Writing in the Major

Basic information literacy skills will be addressed in DMD 1000, 1030 and 2010. Students must successfully complete DMD 3010W.

Computer Technology

Students must meet University entrance standards. Each student must own a personal portable computer that meets or exceeds posted departmental performance standards.

Concentrations

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts Requirements

All B.F.A. students share a common curriculum of 43 credits: DMD 1000, 1030, 1070, 2010, 2020, 2200, 3010W, 3020, 3040 (twice), 4015 (twice, for a total of two credits); 4025 (two credits); six credits of DMD 4081 and/or 4075; ART 1030; one Basic Studio* for three credits from ART 2010, 2210, 2410, 2510, 2610.

*Note: The basic studio requirement should be completed no later than the fourth term.

Courses in related group outside DMD (12 credits)

1000/2000/3000-level courses. These courses should be related to the student’s DMD concentration but need not be in a single department or program. In consultation with the academic advisor, the student will select courses designed to develop a core competency in humanities and complementary social sciences consistent with his or her interests and career goals. This chosen area of competency also provides the foundation for the student’s Senior Thesis. Competency areas might include History, Creative Writing, Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, etc. These same courses may be used to satisfy other University requirements if appropriate.

Areas of Concentration (21 credits)

2000/3000/4000-level courses including all necessary prerequisites within area of DMD concentration.

2D Animation Requirements

A minimum of 21 credits of DMD 2000-level or higher courses including DMD 2210, 3030, 3200, 3205, 3210, 3220, 3230, 4340, or others as approved by the advisor.

3D Animation Requirements

A minimum of 21 credits of DMD 2000-level or higher courses including DMD 2300, 2310, 2320, 3030, 3205, 3310, 3350, 4310, 4340, or others as approved by the advisor.

Digital Game Design Requirements

A minimum of 21 credits of DMD 2000-level or higher courses including DMD 2310, 2500, 2530, 2542, 2550, 3030, 3035, 3230, 3530, 3540, 3560, 4536, 4545, or others as approved by the advisor.

Web Design/Interactive Media Design Requirements

A minimum of 21 credits of DMD 2000-level or higher courses as approved by the advisor.

Independent Study

(DMD 3099) Open to fifth semester students with a minimum departmental grade point average of 3.0 GPA and no outstanding incompletes for any other independent study courses. Limited to a maximum of 18 credits total.

Internships

(DMD 4081) Fourth semester students with a minimum major GPA of 3.0 will have an opportunity – on a competitive basis – to make application for placement into an external (or potentially internal) internship.

Tim Hunter, chair of the Department of Digital Media and Design, watches the display during the 'digital ribbon cutting' for the Digital Media Innovation Lab at the Bishop Center on Oct. 11, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Tim Hunter, chair of the Department of Digital Media and Design, watches the display during the ‘digital ribbon cutting’ for the Digital Media Innovation Lab at the Bishop Center.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Senior Project (2.0 or better required for graduation) or an Internship (satisfactory report)
  • Exhibited work in annual Senior Show

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

All B.A. students share a common curriculum of 27 credits: DMD 1000, 1030, 1070, 2010, 2200, 3010W, 3020, 3040 (two semesters).

Courses in related group outside DMD (12 credits)

1000/2000/3000-level courses. These courses should be related to the student’s DMD concentration but need not be in a single department or program. Competency areas might include History, Creative Writing, Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, etc.

These same courses may be used to satisfy other University requirements if appropriate.

Areas of Concentration (18 credits)

2000/3000/4000-level courses including all necessary prerequisites within area of DMD concentration. All students must choose one of the concentrations listed below.

2D Animation Requirements

A minimum of 18 credits of DMD 2000-level or higher courses including DMD 2210, 3200, 3205, 3210, 3220, 3230, 4340, or others as approved by the advisor.

3D Animation Requirements

A minimum of 18 credits of DMD 2000-level or higher courses including DMD 2300, 2310, 2320, 3205, 3310, 3350, 4310, 4340, or others as approved by the advisor.

Digital Game Design Requirements

A minimum of 18 credits of DMD 2000-level or higher courses including DMD 2310, 2500, 2530, 2542, 2550, 3035, 3230, 3530, 3540, 3560, 4536, 4545, or others as approved by the advisor.

Digital Humanities Requirements

A minimum of 18 credits of DMD 2000-level or higher courses including DMD 2700, 4086, or others as approved by the advisor, and one of the following in consultation with the academic advisor: GEOG 2500, HIST 3102, or SOCI 3201. When selecting courses in the related group outside of DMD, the student will select courses designed to develop a core competency in humanities and complementary social sciences consistent with his or her interests and career goals. This chosen area of competency also provides the foundation for the student’s Senior Thesis. Competency areas might include Latino Studies, Human Culture and Cognition (Anthropology), Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Urban and Community Studies, History, Literary History and Studies (English), etc.

Digital Media Strategies for Business Requirements

A minimum of 18 credits of DMD 2000-level or higher courses including DMD 2700, 2710, 3040, 3440, 3470, 3720, 3730, or others as approved by the advisor.

Web Design/Interactive Media Design Requirements

A minimum of 18 credits of DMD 2000-level or higher courses as approved by the advisor.

Independent Study

(DMD 3099) Open to fifth semester students with a minimum departmental grade point average of 3.0 GPA and no outstanding incompletes for any other independent study courses. Limited to a maximum of 18 credits total.

Internships

(DMD 4081) Fourth semester students with a minimum major GPA of 3.0 will have an opportunity – on a competitive basis – to make application for placement into an external (or potentially internal) internship.

Note: The Digital Media and Design Department reserves the right to retain student work for exhibition purposes, online program promotion, and classroom demonstration.

Supplemental Academic Standards

Digital Media and Design majors must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 for all graded coursework at the University of Connecticut. Digital Media and Design majors must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 based on all courses required within the Digital Media and Design majors.

At the end of each semester, students with a grade point deficiency will be placed on departmental scholastic probation. During the subsequent semester, the student will have the opportunity to improve their standing. In the event that the student’s standing does not rise to the minimum level, they will be subject to dismissal from the Digital Media and Design major.

 

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