BD in Digital Multimedia Design - Recommended Academic Plan for Penn State World Campus

120 Credits

Semester 1

DMD 100 Digital Multimedia Design Foundations
3
IST 250 New Media and the Web
3
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition
3
ART 201 Intro to Digital Arts: Computer GraphicsSatisfies 3 credits of GA
3
COMM 215 Basic Photography for Communications
3
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Additional Course (Choose from approved course list)
3
Quantification (GQ)
3
COMM 230W Writing for the Media
3
Additional Course(Choose from approved course list)
3
Humanities (GH)
3
Total credits 3

Semester 3

ART 211Y Introduction to Digital Art and Design CriticismAlso United States Cultures
3
Additional CourseChoose from approved course list
3
IST 140 Introduction to Application Development

Also satisfies GQ

3
Additional CourseChoose from approved course list
3
Additional CourseChoose from approved course list
3
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
3
Additional CourseChoose from approved course list
3
Additional CourseChoose from approved course list
3
Additional CourseChoose from approved course list
3
CAS 100 B or CAS 100 C (GWS) Effective Speech
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

DMD 300 Digital Multimedia Design Studio
3
Additional CourseChoose from approved course list
3
Supporting Course Consult adviser
3
Natural Sciences (GN)
3
Supporting Course

Consult adviser

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Additional CourseChoose from approved course list
3
ENGL 202C or ENGL 202D (GWS) Effective Writing
3
History of Art, Design, Tech, COMM CourseConsult adviser
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
3
Supporting CourseConsult adviser
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)
3
History of Art, Design, Tech, COMM Course

Consult adviser

3
Humanities (GH)
3
Natural Sciences (GN)
3
Quantification (GQ)Consult adviser
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

DMD 400 Digital Multimedia Design Capstone
3
Natural Sciences (GN)
3
International Cultures (IL)
3
Arts (GA)
3
Supporting Course
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

Additional Courses

 

ART 10 (GA) - Introduction to Visual Studies

COMM 342W - Idea Development and Media Writing

ART 20 (GA) - Introduction to Drawing

COMM 428A - Principles of Strategic Communications

ART 122Y (GA/US) - Commentary on Art

COMM 428E - Social Media Strategies

ART 200 - Scripting Fundamentals for Visual Artists and Designers

COMM 469 - Photography for the Mass Media

ART 202 -  3D Design Fundamentals  

COMM 481- Advanced Multimedia Production

ART 203 -  The Art of Web Design

COMM 492 - Internet Law and Policy

ART 204 -  Animation Fundamentals

COMM 493 - Entrepreneurship in the Information Age

ART 302 -  Digital Portfolio Elements

IST 242 - Intermediate & Object-Oriented Application Development

ART 314 - Computer 3-D: Modeling, Rendering, and Animation

IST 261 - Application Development Design Studio I

ART 402 - Portfolio Design and Professional Practices  

IST 361 - Application Development Design Studio II

COMM 118 (GS) - Introduction to Media Effects

IST 311 - Object-Oriented Design and Software Applications

COMM 180 (GS) - Survey of Electronic Media and Telecommunications

IST 413 - Usability Engineering

COMM 280 - Introduction to Telecommunications Technologies

 

 

Supporting Courses

 

**Any IST or SRA course**

PHIL 119 - Ethical Leadership (GH)

ART 030 - Introduction to Sculpture (GA)

COMM 150 - The Art of the Cinema (GA)

ANTH 045 - Cultural Anthropology (GS, US, IL)

COMM 190 - Gaming and Interactive Media (GS)

ARCH 100 - Architecture and Ideas (GA)

COMM 205 - Gender, Diversity and the Media (GS, US)

CAS 271 - Intercultural Communication (US, IL)

CMLIT 153 - International Cultures: Film and Literature 

CAS 352 - Organizational Communication

CMPSC 101 - Introduction to C++ Programming (GQ)

CAS 390 – Qualitative Research Methods

ENGL 192 - The Literature of Fantasy (GH)

CAS 404 - Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 

PHOTO 100 - Introduction to Photography (GA)

COMM 100 - The Mass Media and Society (GS)

PSYCH 100 - Introductory Psychology (GS)

ENGL 215 - Introduction to Article Writing

PSYCH 221 - Introduction to Social Psychology (GS)

GD 100 - Introduction to Graphic Design (GA)

PSYCH 238 - Introduction to Personality Psychology (GS)

INART 50 - Sound of Music (GN)

PSYCH 243 - Introduction to Well-being and Positive Psychology (GS)

LARCH 60 - History of Design on the Land (GS, US, IL)

PSYCH 256 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (GS)

LDT 100 - World Technologies and Learning (GS, IL)

PSYCH 281 - Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology (GS)

OLEAD 100 - Introduction to Leadership (GS)

RHS 100 - Introduction to Disability Culture (GS, US, IL)

OLEAD 464 - Communication Skills for Leaders in Groups and Organizations

SOC 1 - Introductory Sociology (GS)

PHIL 10 - Critical Thinking (GH)

WMNST 105 - Living in a Diverse World (GS, US)

PHIL 12 - Symbolic Logic (GQ)

WMNST 106 – Representing Women and Gender in Literature, Art and Popular Cultures (GH, US, IL)

PHIL 103 - Introduction to Ethics (GH)

 

 

 

History of Art, Design, Tech and COMM Courses

IST 110 – Information, People and Technology (GS)

COMM100 - The Mass Media and Society (GS)

OLEAD 464 - Communication Skills for Leaders in Groups and Organizations

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

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