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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 Administration, 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. 

Programs and Opportunities

Tarleton Art Society in front of the Guggenheim

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.

Digital Motion Capture Lab

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 devices.

Brown Bag Lecture participant standing in the auditorium

Brown Bag Lectures

Every semester the Department of Fine Arts holds a number of Brown Bag Lectures coinciding with the gallery exhibit during the lunch hour; here, artists visit and lecture about their experiences and work. Bring your lunch and learn about our visiting artists' work. All are welcome!

Close up of gaming controller in front of TV.

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.