Undergraduate Course Catalog

Interdepartmental Programs


MINOR IN DIGITAL MEDIA, 18 hours

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SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

ICOM
  
 

101
375
495

Digital Wrld
Storytelling
Snr Capstone 

3
3
3

9 hours from

ICOM

 

201
210
211
212
213
214 

Web Des Use (3)
Soc Media (3)
Inter Design (3) 
Image Design (3) 
Video Design (3) 
Sound Design (3)






9


18 hrs
C or better grades required in each course.

ICOMMUNICATION (ICOM)

101 The Digital World. (3)
Introduction to types of human interaction made possible by digital media. Exploration of individualization, innovation, imagination, interactivity, minimization, and internationalization of digital communication. Positive and negative impacts and ramifications of a digital world. 

201 Digital Web Design and Usability. (3)
Conceptual introduction to design and critique of digital messages in terms of source objectives, audiences, and society effects. Specific emphasis on theories and evaluations of usability testing of Web sites. 
    Prerequisite: ICOM 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 
    Open only to digital media minor students.

210 Introduction to Social Media. (3)
An examination of social media technologies and applications of emerging technologies on various careers aimed at students of all skill levels. Students will build their own Web sites using existing tools, engage in social and mobile networks, and deploy a variety of social media applications using pre-existing software tools. 
    Prerequisite: ICOM 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 
    Open only to digital media minor students.

211 Digital Interactivity Design. (3)
Digital media design as the design of artifacts to support interactive experience. Explores relationships among interactivity, interface design, and communication. Individual and collaborative projects geared to heighten understanding of designing for interactivity. 
    Prerequisite: ICOM 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 
    Open only to digital media minor and emerging media certificate students not majoring in journalism.

212 Digital Image Design. (3)
Emphasizes aesthetic understanding and practical facility with digital content as effective visual communication. Emphasis on development of digital imaging competencies, techniques, and aesthetics. 
    Prerequisite: ICOM 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 
    Open only to digital media minor and emerging media certificate students not majoring in art.

213 Digital Video Design. (3)
Basic knowledge and laboratory work in development of digital video and audio. Introduction to creating digital video productions with digital cameras and computer hardware and software. Aesthetics and techniques of digital video and audio recording and non-linear editing. 
    Prerequisite: ICOM 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 
    Open only to digital media minor and emerging media certificate students not majoring in telecommunications.

214 Digital Sound Design. (3)
Explores creative use and manipulation of digital audio to produce compositions and sound designs suitable for different types of digital media projects. Focuses on technical skills, creativity, and an understanding of digital audio in context. 
    Prerequisite: ICOM 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 
    Open only to digital media minor and emerging media certificate students not majoring in music media production.

299X Experimental/Development Topics. (3)
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles to be announced before each semester. 
    Prerequisite: ICOM 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 
    Open only to digital media minor students.

375 Digital Storytelling. (3)
Covers fundamentals of writing, formatting, digitizing, adapting, repurposing, and distributing digital media stories for application in information, communication, and entertainment industries. 
    Prerequisite: two courses from ICOM 201, 211, 212, 213, or 214 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 
    Open only to digital media minor students.

390 Independent Studies in Digital Media. (3)
Academic or creative digital media project directed by a Ball State faculty member. Written proposal must be approved by the digital media minor program director prior to term of study. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the program director. 
    Open only to digital media minor students.

495 Senior Capstone. (3)
Synthesis and culmination of undergraduate digital media design and production experiences in a group or individual capstone digital media design project. 
    Prerequisite: two courses from ICOM 201, 211, 212, 213, or 214 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 
    Open only to digital media minor students.

499 Colloquium. (1 or 2)
Attendance at colloquia, workshops, and Center for Media Design events as specified in the digital media student handbook is the basis for earning colloquium credit. 
    Open only to digital media minor and emerging media certificate students.

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