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B.S. in Digital Media Studies

Overview

The Digital Media Studies program at Tarleton State University focuses on the production, use, and analysis of digital media. Students interested in animation, graphic and interaction design, video game design, film production, and new media art have the opportunity to follow their passions at Tarleton while gaining hands on, real world experience and ultimately job opportunities.

We offer the skills to succeed in career paths such as:

  • Multimedia artists
  • Film and Animation production
  • Web Authors and Designers
  • Video Game Design
  • Graduate Studies

And much more

 

Designed With You in Mind

Students in the Bachelor’s of Science in Digital Media Studies program choose from one of two major emphasis areas:

  • Media Production provides students with the conceptual and practical skills for working in digital imaging and design, film, and new-media production
  • Video Game Design gives students experience in the production and critical study of video game design, from concept art, to level design and full game production

Throughout your education at Tarleton State University, the Digital Media Studies program will supply you with an intellectually stimulating environment comprised of lectures, critiques, student groups, performances by prominent artists, as well as field trips to creative shows and exhibits. With small class sizes, our program makes sure each student has the chance to receive guidance from our experienced faculty members.

Accreditations

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President's Circle Art Show

Career Opportunities

With the skills you will develop through this program, there will be many career options to choose from after graduation, such as:

  • Entertainment Industry
  • Contemporary Business
  • Advertising
  • Web Development
  • Journalism
  • Museum and Library Science
Students in front of the Metropolitan museum

Digital Media on Social Media

Check out the Tarleton Digital Media and Art Facebook page, a resource center for students regarding job listings, news articles, internships, and calls for entry for exhibitions. Follow us on Instagram to see student artwork and program events.

 

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Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Hire A Texan - Online Job Board
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance
  • Texan Shadow

And many more!

Program Objectives

Students will develop skills in web development, interactive design, digital graphics, e-marketing, electronic business, and marketing. The curriculum is composed of diverse Art, Communication, Computer Science, and English courses to offer a vast set of skills that give students an upper hand in the current job market.

Coursework Highlights


Class Number Class Name
COSC 1302 Introduction to Computer Science
COSC 2321 Object Oriented Programming
COMM 3308 Digital Video Production
BCIS 3315 Website Development 
COSC 3330 Game, Graphics, and GUI Development
ARTS 3363 Tradigital Animation
ARTS 4367 3D Rendering and Lighting
ARTS 4370 Interaction Design

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

Tarleton Art Society students

Tarleton Art Society

The Tarleton Art Society is a student-run organization that brings together like-minded individuals from various academic disciplines to promote artistic knowledge. Each year there are a wide range of activities hosted by this organization, including fundraisers, mural painting, field trips, and workshops. For more information about the Tarleton Art Society or how to join, contact Tim Harding, Faculty Advisor

Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center

Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center

The Department of Fine Arts is mostly located in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center. Many special events are held in the Fine Arts Center, such as:

  • Recitals
  • Concerts and Music Festivals
  • Plays and Musicals
  • Gallery Exhibits
  • Performances and demonstrations by visiting artists

Digital Media students will have the opportunity to show their skills and work in art showcases.

 Digital Motion Capture Lab for student use

Digital Motion Capture Lab

The Digital Media Studies program recently opened a multi-use facility in the newly renovated O.A. Grant Humanities building. The lab has several amazing features, including a state-of-the-art Vicon Motion Capture System, as well as professional video and digital imaging studio equipment. Our facilities also feature 2D and 3D printers and scanners, and other digital fabrication video.