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Sample Plans of Study

You probably want to know how to schedule classes for the digital media minor. While there is no "right" way to approach taking classes, we've put together four paths to completing the program.

The first three options allow you to take classes in two years, while the fourth option would be useful if you add the minor the second semester of your junior year.

Option 1: 2 Years

  • Take ICOM 101 The Digital World and one 200-level class in fall year 1
  • Take one or two 200-level class in spring year 1 or summer year 1
  • Take ICOM 375 Digital Storytelling in fall year 2
  • Take ICOM 495 Senior Capstone in spring year 2

Option 2: 2 Years

  • Take ICOM 101 The Digital World in fall year 1
  • Take two 200-level class in spring year 1
  • Take one 200-level class in summer year 1 or fall year 2
  • Take ICOM 375 Digital Storytelling in fall year 2
  • Take ICOM 495 Senior Capstone in spring year 2

Option 3: 2 Years

  • Take two 200-level class in fall year 1
  • Take one 200-level class in spring year 1 or summer year 1
  • Take ICOM 101 The Digital World and ICOM 375 Digital Storytelling in fall year 2
  • Take ICOM 495 Senior Capstone in spring year 2

Option 4: 1.5 Years

  • Take two 200-level classes in spring year 1
  • Take one 200-level class in summer year 1
  • Take ICOM 101 The Digital World and ICOM 375 Digital Storytelling in fall year 2
  • Take ICOM 495 Senior Capstone in spring year 2

200-Level Clusters

When you're planning out your digital media minor experience, you should consider what you hope to gain. Certainly, you can take any of the 200-level courses you'd like, but we've worked to develop the courses so that you can craft an experience built on the core themes in the program: design thinking, storytelling, and emerging media.

Design Thinking and Usability

  • 201: Digital Web Design and Usability
  • 211: Digital Interactivity Design
  • 212: Digital Image Design

Storytelling

  • 210: Introduction to Social Media
  • 211: Digital Interactivity Design
  • One of these
    • 212: Digital Image Design
    • 213: Digital Video Design
    • 214: Digital Sound Design

Emerging Media Skills

  • 212: Digital Image Design
  • 213: Digital Video Design
  • 214: Digital Sound Design