Telecommunications

Advantages of the Interdepartmental Digital Media Minor

  • Build basic skills in digital media: Analyze, produce, and critique interactive digital media content without extensive prior experience. Beginning courses in theory, aesthetics, and production will teach you how to create effective and powerful digital messages with traditional media such as video, audio, and text.
  • Advance in your current major: By teaching you the fundamentals of other disciplines, the digital media minor allows you to creatively excel in your major by enhancing your design techniques and problem-solving skills. While the minor is especially appealing to students studying journalism, art, telecommunications, and music, it is also applicable to students pursuing careers in political science, business, and architecture.
  • Provide yourself with a competitive edge in the workforce: Be a step ahead of your post-college competition by gaining proficiency in design, production, and opinion processes—skills that are increasingly important to employers as reliance on technology evolves in all professions. Understanding how parts of a group function individually will contribute to your success in future team projects and help you to realize that we all work stronger together than we do apart.
Analyze, produce, and critique interactive digital media content without extensive prior experience. Beginning courses in theory, aesthetics, and production will teach you how to create effective and powerful digital messages with traditional media such as video, audio, and text.

“This minor is for everyone, not just ‘techy’ people. It is purposefully designed to create an atmosphere where people of all career fields are able to work together to create brilliant things. Hey, isn’t that the way the real world works?”—Lance Buesching, student

“The program’s courses focus on design principles, problem-solving skills, and creative practices that won’t be made obsolete by the next software upgrade. It’s the program I wish I could have taken when I was an undergraduate.”—Michael Holmes, fellow, Center for Media Design, and professor, communication studies

Department of Telecommunications
Ball Communication Building (BC) 201
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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