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Digital Media Studies

The mission of Digital Media Studies is to provide a learning environment that promotes critical thinking, creativity, and technological expertise in the study of new and emerging digital communication technologies. Digital Media Studies features a prominent interdisciplinary focus across the College of Business, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and the College of Science and Technology. The curriculum is designed with courses in  Art, Communication, Computer Science, CIS, and English, among others,  to offer a broad set of skills that prepare students for a technology driven 21st century job market.  If you are interested in working with the latest of today's technology, while learning and developing it's potential as a tool for communication, then DMS is the major for you.  

The DMS degree addresses a growing regional and national need for graduates who understand how to design and utilize digital media technologies to suite the needs of contemporary audiences and employers.  DMS students will acquire skills in web development, multimedia/interactive design, game design, digital graphics, e-marketing, application design and electronic business and marketing. 

Art/Digital Media Handbook

Sophomore Review Packet

Art/Digital Media Video

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Programs and Opportunities

Tarleton Art Society in front of the Guggenheim

Lambda Gamma Tau

Lambda Gamma Tau (formerly the Tarleton Art Society) is a student-run organization that brings together like-minded individuals from various artistic disciplines to promote artistic knowledge. Each year there is a wide range of activities hosted by this organization, including fundraisers, mural painting, field trips, New York City visits, and workshops. For more information, contact Tim Harding, Faculty Advisor.

Tarleton Film Festival

Annual Film and Moving Image Festival

The Fine Arts/Digital Media Studies and Communication Studies Departments of Tarleton State University are proud to present a competitive student media festival, screening as a special public cinematic event at the end of October 2019 at the Tarleton State University Lamar Johanson Science Building Planetarium. Ticket proceeds will create new Tarleton student scholarships, as well as create funding for future student media and showcase events. 

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Digital Motion Capture Lab

Digital Motion Capture Lab

The Digital Media Studies program includes 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 devices.

Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

Every semester the Department of Fine Arts holds a number of visiting artist lectures and workshops featuring artists from the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as nationally; here, artists visit and lecture about their experiences and work. Recent workshops included 19th-century process photography as well as advanced sculpture casting. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Student Work

Tarleton Game Club

The Tarleton Game club is a student-run art club at Tarleton that meets weekly, usually in FA room 162. Tarleton Game Club is a club that promotes game design, games, game development and more for Tarleton students and staff. Each year the club hosts tournaments, LAN parties, designs their own games, and enters game design competitions. See the Tarleton Game Club Facebook page and the Steam page for more info.