Curriculum

Part One: Core BIS-DMC Curriculum
 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Fall

DMC1000
Foundations of Digital Media Collaboration (3 hrs)

DMC2000
Digital Storytelling I (3 hrs)

FILM1051
Introduction to Film and Media Studies (3 hrs) (HU)

ENGL1001
English Composition (3 hrs)

A&S CORE
Foreign Language (3 hrs)

EMED2001
Digital Video Production (3 hrs)

DAAP ELECTIVE
Choose 1 Fine Arts Course Between:

FAA2031-FAA2037 (3 hrs) (FA)

A&S CORE
Foreign Language (3 hrs)

A&S CORE
Natural Science (3 hrs)

HIST2033
Hollywood and US History (3 hrs) (HP)

EMED3002
Post Production (3 hrs)

ADVANCED FILM ELECTIVE
Choose 1: FILM3001 Genres and Movements (HP), FILM3004 Topics in Film and Media History (HP), or FILM4005 (3 hrs)

A&S CORE
Historical Perspectives (If you are taking FILM3001 or FILM3004 as your Advanced FILM Elective they count as HP and you may take an extra focused elective this semester in this place) (3hrs)

GEOL1014
Geology Through Film (3 hrs) (NS) (or other NS if GEOL1014 is not available)

FOCUSED ELECTIVE
*(3 hrs)

A&S Interdisciplinary
(Media) Choose 1: COMM4048 Media
& Identity, ANTH3074
Forms of Seeing, ANTH5076 Critical Visions,
COMM4016 Children and Media (3 hrs)

A&S CORE
Humanities or Social Science (whichever was not met by your 2000 level FILM elective) (3 hrs)

3 FOCUSED ELECTIVES
*(3 hrs each / 9 hrs total)

Spring

DMC2001
Digital Storytelling II (3 hrs)

A&S CORE
Quantitative Reasoning (3 hrs)

A&S CORE
Foreign Language (3 hrs)

FRESHMAN SEMINAR
Choose 1 First Year Experience Freshman Seminar from A&S (3 hrs)

FOCUSED ELECTIVE
*(3 hrs)

FILM ELECTIVE
Choose 1: FILM2005 Topics in Film and Media Studies (HU) (or) FILM2008 Game Studies and New Media (SS) (3 hrs)

DAAP Elective

A&S CORE
Foreign Language (3 hrs)

A&S CORE
Quantitative Reasoning (Choose Any MATH or STAT Course) (3 hrs)

FOCUSED ELECTIVE *(3 hrs)

ADVANCED ELECTIVE
Choose 1: FAA5031, EMED3006, FAA5032, ARTE5022, JOUR3025, JOUR4020, EMED3001, DMC3175, or DMC3166 (3 hrs)

DMC3099
Finding Your Voice in Cinematic Arts and Digital Media (3 hrs)

ENGL2089
Intermediate Composition (3 hrs)

2 FOCUSED ELECTIVES
*(3 hrs each / 6 hrs total)

INTR5001
Interdisciplinary Capstone (3 hrs)

A&S CORE
Social Science (3 hrs)

(*must be taken from different department than your previous SS course)

3 FOCUSED ELECTIVES
*(3 hrs each / 9 hrs total)

*FOCUSED ELECTIVE = Use these classes to work towards your Required Certificate (from list) or your 2 Required Experiential Learning Experiences (from list).

Part Two: Area of Specialization

In addition to the BIS-DMC degree requirements, students must choose and complete at least one certificate or minor; students must take at least one 3000 level (or higher) course within the certificate or minor of choice (room for the certificate/minor is built into the degree program wherever it says "Focused Elective"; depending on the certificate/minor of choice and whether students want to take 18 credit hours and/or any summer courses, it is possible for students to complete two certificates/minors as part of this degree).

You are now allowed to choose any certificate or minor!

Part Three: Experiential Learning

Students in the BIS-DMC degree must choose and complete 2 of the following experiential learning options (at least one of them must be 3000 level or higher): *denotes that a program fee is attached to this option

  • DMC4099 On Set: A Professional Film and Television Production
  • DMC4080 Internship in Digital Media
  • DMC4090 Semester in Los Angeles Program*
  • DMC4081 School for Creative and Performing Arts Summer Camp
  • FAA3085 Professional Practices
  • FAA5180 Studio Research Assistantship
  • EMED4030 Media Topics (Professional Master Class Version Only)
  • Choose 1 Pre-Approved Honors Seminar in a Digital Media Subject (Example: European New Wave Cinema w/ European Study Tour)*
  • Choose 1 Pre-Approved Study Trip in a Digital Media Subject* (Example: Film Studies London/Paris Study Tour)*

NOTE: This degree is planned for completion by taking 15 credit hours each semester with no summer coursework; you always have the option of taking 18 credit hours to either accelerate your timetable or to add a second certificate. If you already have some credits and are looking to transfer into this degree, you can work individually with your advisors to apply appropriate substitutions. Finally, you may choose to take your A&S Core classes in semesters other than the ones suggested; so long as you complete all of them by the end of your 120 credit hours, you will have met all the requirements.