- Associate Professor of Computer Science
- Freedom Hall, Room 313
- tel: 610-499-4367
Curriculum, Digital Media Informatics
The purpose of the digital media informatics major is to ensure graduates gain knowledge in communications, computers, and information systems so that they attain key competencies and an appreciation of the depth of the field.
The program is designed to give students broad knowledge and flexibility in choosing a specialized focus that can be adapted to the changing job market and social environment. Therefore, in addition to core courses in digital media informatics, students pursue a specialized concentration that includes related courses that meet their interests and needs.
Finally, digital media informatics students take part in a two-semester digital media informatics capstone experience during their senior year.
Students can choose classes from four specialized concentrations:
This concentration focuses on broadcast media. Students gain skills in television, radio and film production, including visual effects and digital editing.
Graphics, Mobile, & Web Development
This concentration focuses on graphics and Web design and mobile app development. Students become proficient in critical aspects of interactive multimedia design and production.
Gaming & Artificial Intelligence
This concentration focuses on various aspects of game and computer graphic design. Students gain skills in designing software that is capable of intelligent behavior.
This concentration focuses on integrative studies of creative writing and information technology. Students gain skills in multimedia, technical and broadcast news writing, which open up career opportunities in the digital content writing field.
Students choose one concentration and complete four courses from the selected concentration. They also complete two additional courses from any concentration.
Audio-Visual (select four courses)
COMS 260 Basic Video
COMS 265 Radio & Audio Production
COMS 360 Advanced Video
COMS 384 Visual Effects in Film & TV
COMS 395 Editing Film and Video
MSTU 309 Musical Aspects of Recording
Graphics, Mobile, & Web Development (select four courses)
COMS 266 Basic Web Design
COMS 264 Layout & Design
COMS 364 Digital Imaging
COMS 368 Interactive Media
CSCI 311 Mobile App Development
CSCI 371 Computer Graphics I *
Gaming & Artificial Intelligence (select four courses)
CSCI 175 Introduction to Game Design or CSCI 125 Animation and Virtual Worlds with Alice
CSCI 355 Artificial Intelligence I **
CSCI 371 Computer Graphics I *
CSCI 372 Computer Graphics II *
CSCI 375 Game Design and Programming *
Digital Writing (select four courses)
PRWR 100 Fundamentals of Journalism
COMS 217 Broadcast Newswriting
COMS 285 Screenwriting
PRWR 320 Technical Writing
PRWR 340 Copywriting for Advertising & Marketing
PRWR 370 Writing in the Sciences
PRWR 380 Writing about Healthcare
* Required prerequisite: MATH 151, CSCI 257 & 258
** Required prerequisite: MATH 151, CSCI 257 & 258, and also PHIL 120
For more information about the courses and requirements for digital media informatics, please refer to page 40 in our course catalog.