Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Digital Media

This program is available for students starting in Fall 2013 or later.

Total Credit Hours: 43

School of Communication Core (10 credit hours)

  • COMM 100 SOC Seminar
  • COMM 200 Communication & New Media
  • COMM 201 Media Theory and Criticism
  • COMM 360 Digital Media Ethics

Applied Courses (6 Credit Hours)

  • COMM 130 Intro to Audio
  • COMM 135 Intro to Video Production
  • COMM 275 Web Design and Usability (required)
  • COMP 105 Computer Animation
  • COMP 125 Visual Information Processing
  • COMP 150 Intro to Computing

 Research Methods (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 365 Naturalistic Methods
  • COMM 366 Observing & Measuring Communication Behavior
  • COMM 367 Rhetorical Criticism
  • COMM 368 Critical Ethnography in Communication

Media Theory, History and Law (6 credit hours)

Choose 2 from list, max 1 non-COMM course
 
  • COMM 280 History of Communication Technologies
  • COMM 282 Media Law
  • ENGL 358 Cultural Theory
  • ENGL 359 High and Low Culture
  • ANTH 210 Visual Representation of Culture
  • ANTH 308 Media and Cultural Change

Electives (15 credit hours)

Choose 5 course, max 2 non-COMM courses and a minimum 3 at 200-level or above
 
  • ANTH 210 Visual Representation of Culture
  • ANTH 223 East Asian Pop Culture
  • ANTH 308 Media and Cultural Change
  • BWS 370 African-American Mass Media
  • COMM 130 Intro to Audio
  • COMM 135 Intro to Video Production
  • COMM 206 Writing for the Web
  • COMM 207 Photojournalism
  • COMM 258 Games Studies
  • COMM 263 Introduction to Design and Editing
  • COMM 271 Media Culture and Communication
  • COMM 274 Intro to Cinema
  • COMM 283 Global Media
  • COMM 307 Communication and Social Change
  • COMM 322 Guerilla Media
  • COMM 323 Remixing Culture
  • COMM 357 Archiving and Curating
  • COMM 359 Advanced Post-Production
  • COMM 361 New Media Criticism
  • COMM 3XX Animation
  • COMM 37X Special Topics in Film & Media Production
  • COMP 104 Computer Animation
  • COMP 111 History of Computing
  • COMP 125 Visual Information Processing
  • COMP 150 Introduction to Computing
  • COMP 316 Ethics & Computers
  • COMP 317 Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing
  • DIGH 400 Introduction to Digital Humanities Research
  • ENGL 358 Cultural Theory
  • ENGL 359 High and Low Culture
  • FNAR 132 Visual Communication 1
  • FNAR 219 Digital Photography 1
  • FNAR 232 Visual Communication 2
  • FNAR 233 Computer Graphics 1
  • FNAR 319 Digital Photography 2
  • FNAR 332 Visual Communication 3
  • FNAR 333 Computer Graphics 2
  • FNAR 334 Computer Graphics 3
  • FNAR 382 Visual Communication 4
  • SOCL 123 Media and Society
  • SOCL 126 Science, Technology & Society

Capstone/Engaged Learning (3 credit hours)

Requires a minimum of 25 credits of FDM course-work and Junior or Senior standing
 
  • COMM 357 Archiving and Curating
  • COMM 379 New and Digital Media Practicum
  • COMM 387 New and Digital Media Capstone
  • COMM 39X FDM Internship