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 120-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.

(120 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
or Finite Mathematics and Calculus I
3
CS 100
Roadmap to Computing
or Introduction to Computer Science in C++
3
FRSH SEM First-Year Seminar 0
PE Elective 1
 Term Credits16
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
DD 303 Foundations of Sound and Music 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
DD 264 Digital Design Studio II 4
IT 201 Information Design Techniques 3
DD 403 Digital Sound and Music 3
Natural Science GER 3
STS 210
Introduction to Psychology
or Principles Of Psychology I
3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
AD 201 Human Factors/Ergonomics 3
DD 334 Simulated Environments 3
IT 265
Game Architecture and Design
or Game Modification Development
3
DD 363 Digital Design Studio III 5
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
DD 364 Digital Design Studio IV 5
DD 301 Acting Fundamentals for Animators 3
Social Sciences GER 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits14
Fourth Year
1st Semester
AD 463 Collaborative Design Studio 5
DD 443
2-Dimensional Character Design
or 3-Dimensional Character Devel
3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits14
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 Credits120

(120 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
or Finite Mathematics and Calculus I
3
CS 100
Roadmap to Computing
or Introduction to Computer Science in C++
3
PE Elective 1
 Term Credits16
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 Lab 1
Social Sciences GER 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
DD 264 Digital Design Studio II 4
IT 201 Information Design Techniques 3
Natural Science GER 3
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
STS 210
Introduction to Psychology
or Principles Of Psychology I
3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
DD 334 Simulated Environments 3
DD 363 Digital Design Studio III 5
AD 201 Human Factors/Ergonomics 3
MRKT 330 Principles of Marketing 3
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
DD 364 Digital Design Studio IV 5
MRKT 331 Consumer and Buyer Behavior 3
IT 202 Internet Applications 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits14
Fourth Year
1st Semester
AD 463 Collaborative Design Studio 5
IT 380 Educational Software Design 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
DD 464 Digital Design Studio III 5
DD 415 Web/Exhibit Development 3
MRKT 360 Digital Marketing 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits14
 Total Credits120

 See the General Education Requirements  “Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information for GER courses"