Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Digital Media Studies 2017

This program will be effective for students declaring the major Fall 2017 or later.
Requirements before Fall 2017

Total Credit Hours: 43

School of Communication Core (10 credit hours)

  • COMM 100: School of Communication Seminar
  • COMM 200: Digital Communication & Society
  • COMM 201: Media Theory and Criticism
  • COMM 360: Digital Media Ethics

Applied Courses (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 275: Web Design and Usability (Required)
  • COMM 130: Introduction to Audio
  • COMM 135: Introduction to Video Production
  • COMP 105: Computer Animation
  • COMP 125: Visual Information Processing
  • COMP 150: Introduction 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, Law and Culture (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 280: Re/Evolution in Communication Technology
  • COMM 282: Media Law
  • COMM 258: Game Studies
  • COMM 361: New Media Criticism
  • COMM 323: Remix Culture
  • COMM 322: Guerilla Media

Electives (12 credit hours)

Choose four courses, max one non-COMM course and a minimum 3 at 200-level or above
  • COMM 130: Introduction to Audio
  • COMM 135: Introduction to Video Production
  • COMM 206: Writing for the Web
  • COMM 207: Photojournalism
  • COMM 258: Games Studies
  • COMM 261: Sociable Media
  • COMM 263: Introduction to Design and Editing
  • COMM 271: Media, Culture and Communication
  • COMM 274: Introduction to Cinema
  • COMM 280: R/Evolution in Communication Technology
  • COMM 299: Themes in Film & Digital Media: Animation
  • COMM 299: Themes in Film & Digital Media: Filmmaking in Rome (at the John Felice Rome Center)
  • COMM 283: Global Media
  • COMM 307: Communication and Social Change
  • COMM 322: Guerilla Media
  • COMM 323: Remixing Culture
  • COMM 333: Virtual Reality: From Concepts to Practices
  • COMM 357: Archiving and Curating
  • COMM 359: Advanced Post-Production
  • COMM 361: New Media Criticism
  • COMM 373: Digital Storytelling Abroad
  • COMM 374: Special Topics in Film & Media Production
  • ANTH 210: Visual Representation of Culture
  • ANTH 308: Media and Cultural Change
  • COMP 104: Computer Animation
  • COMP 111: History of Computing
  • COMP 125: Visual Information Processing
  • COMP 150: Introduction to Computing
  • 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 I
  • FNAR 219: Photography: Digital Imaging
  • FNAR 232: Visual Communication II
  • FNAR 233: Digital Media I: Pixel
  • FNAR 234: Digital Media II: Vector
  • FNAR 319: Photography: Lighting Techniques
  • FNAR 332: Visual Communication II
  • FNAR 334: Digital Media III: Motion
  • FNAR 382: Visual Communication IV
  • SOCL 123: Media and Society

Internship (3 credit hours – Required)

Capstone (3 credit hours)

ANTH = Anthropology ENGL = English SOCL = Sociology
COMP = Computer Science FNAR = Fine Arts THTR = Theatre  
DIGH = Digital Humanities MUSC = Music