Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Digital Media

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

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