2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Digital Media

Degree Type: Associate in Science
College(s): College of Business

Program Requirements

Digital Media, AS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses, General Education Courses and Elective Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Digital Media?

With the expansion of digital technology, there are ever increasing career opportunities in this exciting field.  This 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 at Ferris.  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.

Career Opportunities

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.

More Information

Ferris State University
School of Digital Media
1349 Cramer Circle
Bishop 303
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2748
Phone: 231-591-2712

http://www.ferris.edu/predm/

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Required Courses

Intro to Video Communications
3
Digital Media Art & Technology
3
3D Modeling - Animation 1
3
Digital Imaging
3
Intr Game Design - Development
3
One of the following:
3
Intro to Computer Programming
3
or
Fund of Prog Design and Logic
3
One of the following:
3
SENG Methodologies - Processes
3
or
Field Production
3
or
Script Writing
3
Electives: Directed (Select a minimum of 3 elective credits from this list)
Audio Production
3
Compositing Video
3
Script Writing
3
Streaming Media Production
3
2D Visualization - Storyboards
3
3D Modeling - Animation 2
3
Multimedia Design
3
Computer Programming 1
3
Intro to Java Programming
3
Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1
4
Students must also take courses from a selection of General Education requirements.
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