Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Digital Media Studies

This program will be effective for students starting in Fall 2017 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 275: Web Design and Usability (Required)
Choose 1
 
  • COMM 130: Intro to Audio
  • COMM 135: Intro to Video Production
  • COMP 105: Computer Animation
  • COMP 125: Visual Information Processing
  • COMP 150: Intro to Computing

Research Methods (3 credit hours)

Choose 1
 
  • 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)

Choose 2
 
  • 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 4 courses, max 1 non-COMM course and a minimum 3 at 200-level or above
 
  • 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 261: Sociable Media
  • COMM 263: Introduction to Design and Editing
  • COMM 271: Media Culture and Communication
  • COMM 274: Intro 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 (Rome Center)
  • 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 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)

  • COMM 394: FDM Internship

Capstone (3 credit hours)