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Why Choose Pre-Digital Media?
With the advent of digital technology there is an ever increasing amount of exciting career opportunities available. The Associate degree combines existing courses within the Digital Animation and Game Design (DAGD), Digital Media Software Engineering (DMSE), and Television and Digital Media Production (TDMP) programs into an introductory and exploratory degree within the School of Digital media. It allows students to complete their general education requirements while enrolling in courses from across the digital media curriculum. A portfolio of previous work is not required for acceptance into the program. Students will also have the opportunity to use state of the art digital equipment and software that are used by professional production facilities in the industry today. By gaining practical experience and a foundation to a variety of media, students will be better prepared to choose the path that serves their individual needs and goals.
This degree can be used as the foundation for bachelor's degrees in DAGD, DMSE, and TDMP. Graduates with the Digital Media associate degree will be qualified for design assistant and technical support positions in staging, professional conferences, and some sporting and entertainment venues.
New students: 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and two of the three criteria below:
- English ACT score of 16 or higher, or SAT writing score of 370 or higher
- Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT math score of 460 or higher
- Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT reading score of 430 or higher
Transfer students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (one a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA is based on completion of 12 credits or more.
- Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; Compass score 70 - 100.
- Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; Compass Algebra score 46 - 74 and high school algebra with a 2.0.
Exceptions for new and transfer students: Applicants not meeting the above criteria but having a 2.35 high school GPA and at least a 16 ACT in Math or Reading (2.00 overall gpa for transfer students) can be considered for conditional admission. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Education and Human Services Dean's Office.
General Education Requirements
All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-associate.pdf
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/
The Pre-Digital Media associate degree leads to an Associate in Science degree. Graduation requires a 2.5 gpa in core requirements and a 2.25 gpa overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.
College of Education and Human Services
School of Digital Media
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2748