The Digital Design curriculum is separated into two tracks: Entertainment Track, and Interactive Media/Production Track. Students will select their track of study in the second year and follow their chosen track to completion. Please refer to the appropriate track for proper curriculum requirements.

Graduation is contingent upon the successful completion of the prescribed courses within the select track of the 125-credit Digital Design curriculum and the maintenance of both a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum 2.0 GPA for all major-specific requirements. Students are required to maintain an annual studio average of 2.0 or higher to advance to the next studio level each succeeding year and to complete the final 4th-year studio course sequence.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load. 

(125 credits)

Entertainment Track

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
AD 150 Color and Composition 3
AD 161 History of Art and Design I 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 107
University Mathematics BI
or Finite Mathematics and Calculus I
3
CS 104 Computer Programming and Graphics Problems 3
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
AD 111 Communication in Art and Design - Traditional Media 3
AD 112 Communication in Art and Design - Digital Media 3
AD 162 History of Art and Design II 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
ARCH 382 History of Architecture IV 3
DD 275 History of Games 3
DD 263 Digital Design Studio I 4
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
DD 264 Digital Design Studio II 4
IT 201 Information Design Techniques 3
ARCH 282 Structural Principles 3
STS 210
General Psychology
or Principles Of Psychology I
3
Natural Science GER 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
AD 201 Human Factors/Ergonomics 3
DD 334 Simulated Environments 3
STS 347
Introduction to Music
or Foundations of Sound and Music
3
DD 363 Digital Design Studio I 5
IT 265
Game Architecture and Design
or Game Modification Development
3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
DD 364 Digital Design Studio II 5
DD 301 Acting Fundamentals for Animators 3
DD 403
Digital Sound and Music
or Advanced Music Technology
3
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits17
Fourth Year
1st Semester
AD 463 Collaborative Design Studio 5
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
DD 443
2-Dimensional Character Design
or 3-Dimensional Character Devel
3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
DD 464 Digital Design Studio III 5
DD 449
Imaginary Worlds: Architecture in Motion Pictures
or Visual and Special Effects in Movies
3
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits14
 Total Credits125

(125 credits)

Interactive Media/Production Track

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
AD 150 Color and Composition 3
AD 161 History of Art and Design I 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 107
University Mathematics BI
or Finite Mathematics and Calculus I
3
CS 104 Computer Programming and Graphics Problems 3
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
AD 111 Communication in Art and Design - Traditional Media 3
AD 112 Communication in Art and Design - Digital Media 3
AD 162 History of Art and Design II 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
ARCH 382 History of Architecture IV 3
DD 275 History of Games 3
DD 263 Digital Design Studio I 4
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
DD 264 Digital Design Studio II 4
IT 201 Information Design Techniques 3
CS 100
Roadmap to Computing
or Intro. to CS I in C++
3
STS 210
General Psychology
or Principles Of Psychology I
3
Natural Science GER 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
DD 334 Simulated Environments 3
DD 363 Digital Design Studio I 5
AD 201 Human Factors/Ergonomics 3
IT 202 Internet and Applications 3
MRKT 330 Principles of Marketing 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
DD 364 Digital Design Studio II 5
MRKT 331 Consumer and Buyer Behavior 3
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits17
Fourth Year
1st Semester
AD 463 Collaborative Design Studio 5
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
IT 380 Educational Software Design 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
DD 464 Digital Design Studio III 5
DD 415 Web/Exhibit Development 3
MRKT 360 Internet Marketing 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits14
 Total Credits125