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Digital Media Collaboration

What is Digital Media Collaboration?

This exciting program is the only UC degree program that combines coursework from McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), the College Conservatory of Music (CCM), and the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).

The Digital Media Collaborative program offers today's digital storytellers the opportunity to create a unique and interdisciplinary path to discover their voice, sharpen their skills, develop new talents, and build their portfolios. Students will leave well prepared to enter the world of cinematic arts and media. 

When combined with a non-media minor or major from UC, this degree can be used to create individuals who are interested in going into other fields but who have extensive knowledge and experience in media production, making these students highly employable in their respective fields. 

For more information: Kristyn Benedyk, Associate Professor at kristyn.benedyk@uc.edu.

Career Possibilities

  • Filmmaker
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Television Show Creator
  • Animator
  • Game Designer
  • Producer
  • Editor 
  • Cinematographer
  • Sound Designer
  • Film Critic
  • Countless Other Roles in Film & TV Production, Screenwriting, Animation, Gaming, Media for Marketing, Audio Production, Camera Department, Post Production, Producing, & More!
  • ...and numerous more possibilities, as the degree is tailored to the student's individual career goals!

Minoring in Digital Media Collaboration

Several minors/certificates are available in this field of study:

  • Digital Broadcast News
  • Directing Film and Television
  • Screenwriting

More are being developed based on industry needs and innovations.

Curriculum Guides

Advising

Contact the program director, whose name and information appear on this page.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Freshman Admission Requirements

Information for Freshman Students.

Transferring to UC Requirements

Admission to A&S is generally available for any off-campus student who was admissible directly from high school and has 2.0 GPA cum and a 2.0 in the most recent institution.

Students who were not admissible directly from high school must have:

  • 24 semester (36 quarter) hours earned
  • at least a 2.0 GPA cum

For more information, Pathways Advising and Student Success

Transfer students should apply using our transfer student online application

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Admission to A&S is generally available for any on-campus student who was admissible directly from high school and has 2.0 GPA cum.

Students who were not admissible directly from high school must have:

  • 24 semester (36 quarter) hours earned
  • at least a 2.0 GPA cum

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, students must:

  • Earn at least 120 credits. This can include transfer credit, AP credit and free electives, but does not include preparatory coursework. Students who have met all other degree requirements must continue earning credit until the total number of their earned hours comes to at least 120.
  • Attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses taken at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Be in good academic standing, that is, not on either academic probation or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • Complete the residency requirement by earning at least 30 credits after matriculating into the college.
  • Complete all of the requirements of at least one major (see major requirements above).
  • Complete the College Core Requirements.
  • Submit an application for graduation to the registrar's office by their posted deadline.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Bach of Interdiscplnary Studis Degree in Digital Media Collaboration

Full-Time Program Duration

4 Years

Location

Uptown Campus West

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

Emery Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Phone: (773) 791-7177
Matthew Irvine
matthew.irvine@uc.edu