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Digital Media and Communication Arts major

Find yourself. Be bold. Step out with real-world, hands-on studies that build your marketable skills as you work with professors who invest time and expertise in you.

The digital media and communication arts major focuses on the intersection of the internet, digital video, audio and photography within an increasing array of delivery systems: video production, digital photography, graphic design and web design.

Learn video techniques and skills in documentary and narrative video classes, video editing, lighting, and audio production. Learn by doing projects, studying visual theory, and engaging the community through your work.

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Curriculum

The major in digital media and communication consists of 50 SH.

Core Courses

  • VACA 121 Drawing - 4  
  • VACA 141 Foundations of Design - 4  
  • VACA 151 Photography I - 2  
  • VACA 142 Graphic Design I - 2  
  • VACA 381 Cinema and Visual Theory - 2  
  • VACA 382 Contemporary Art - 2  
  • VACA 481 Senior Thesis - 2  

Additional Courses

  • VACA 252 Photography II - 4  
  • VACA 262 Video Production - 4  
  • *VACA 263 Audio Production - 2  
  • VACA 344 Web Design and Social Media - 4  
  • VACA 345 Advanced Photoshop - 4  
  • VACA 364 Motion Graphics/After Effects - 2  
  • VACA 367 Hybrid Storytelling - 4  

Choose one pair of classes (6 SH):

  • HUM 200 Foundations in Humanities - 2    AND *VACA 465 Visual Storytelling: Non-Fiction - 4  
  • OR *THR 361 Screenwriting - 2     AND *VACA 466 Visual Storytelling: Fiction - 4  

Choose one of the following courses:

  • VACA 242 Graphic Design II - 2  
  • VACA 243 Graphic Design III - 2  
  • VACA 434 Advanced Drawing - 2  
  • VACA 435 Advanced Painting - 2  
  • WRIT 210 News and Feature Writing - 3  

Recommended Course:

  • VACA 491 Internship - 1-4  
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