At its heart, the digital media minor is about using emerging software tools to tell stories in interactive environments.From an academic perspective, it’s an interdisciplinary experience that will augment your major field of study by teaching you the basic theoretical, conceptual, and practical skills necessary to build and tell stories in a digital environment.
What the minor prepares you to do is to bring the power of emerging media to your career by allowing you to choose from a variety of skills sets, including storytelling, video, sound, image, graphic, and interactive design.
By the time you reach the capstone experience, you will be able to plan, build, test, and launch your digital story-based project.StorytellingThe minor won’t simply teach you how to use software tools. We’ve emphasized using these tools to teach you how to tell stories. You’ll learn everything from how people experience messages differently across computer-mediated networks to how interaction design influences storytelling choices.
In the digital age, you will need to do more than just master to tools; you will also need to master the underlying philosophy behind the tools.OnlineThe minor will now be administered online, enabling students to easily work around their class schedules. We’ll also offer a full suite of classes in each term--fall, spring, and summer-–enabling you to move as quickly through the program as you’d like.
However, the faculty is committed to working with you individually to make sure you have a full and rich experience. We will continue to have in-person gatherings, special project courses, and information sessions to ensure that you have the opportunity to work together in person.
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