Dec 05, 2023
Bachelor of Science, Digital Media & Design (Four-Year Plan)
The Digital Media & Design program emphasizes the principles and best practices of digital media and digital design. The digital media core focuses on visual communication and digital marketing. The digital design core includes various courses related to color theory, typography, digital art and design, web development, and digital illustration. Students also select a digital media and design elective (including a study abroad opportunity). Students critically analyze and produce various digital designs, including websites, logos, photography projects, UI/UX design projects, and digital illustrations.
Potential Career Options
Potential career options for those pursuing this degree include graphic designer, digital designer, UI/UX designer, digital content writer, web designer, photo retouching specialist, creative director, art director, layout designer, digital marketer, advertising designer, digital illustrator, and other digital design-related careers.
*Note: Students taking courses online outside of the State of Florida may be subject to additional Foundational Core requirements for degree completion. State-specific requirements are specified in the SEU Catalog. Your Academic Advisor is available to help integrate these additional courses into your plan.
Total Program Hours - 120 Credit Hours
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to read, review, and fulfill the requirements and total hours of this degree audit for their applicable degree.
Foundational Core - 34 Credit Hours
SEU Foundations - 3 Credit Hours
Worldview Formation - 9 Credit Hours
Habits of Inquiry - 22 Credit Hours
Discursive Inquiry - 6 Credit Hours
Natural-Scientific Inquiry - Select One of the Following with Lab (4 Credit Hours):
Quantitative Inquiry - 3 Credit Hours
Socio-Historical Inquiry- Select Two (2) of the Following (6 Credit Hours):
Creative-Aesthetic Inquiry - Select One (1) of the Following (3 Credit Hours):
Major Core - 42 Credit Hours
Digital Media Core - 9 Credit Hours
Digital Design Core - 33 Credit Hours
Digital Media and Design Elective - Select One (1) of the following (3 Credits):
Divine Design (Major Specific Experiential Learning) - 1 Credit Hour
Divine Design - 43 Credit Hours
To meet the Divine Design requirement, students may earn credit hours in general elective courses, declared minors/certificates, or enjoy other experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships, or practicums. Other practicum options include PRAC 1001 (1 credit hour), PRAC 1002 (2 credit hours), PRAC 1003 (3 credit hours), PRAC 1004 (4 credit hours), up to 24 credit hours. General Electives are any college-level course that does not satisfy the above program requirements. Students must complete the above program requirements with the remaining credit hours earned in the Divine Design to meet the total program hours.
Additional State Requirements for Online or Partner Site Students
*Note: Students taking courses online/at an SEU partner site outside of the State of Florida may be subject to additional Foundational Core requirements for degree completion. Some of these requirements are built into your Foundational Core listed above. Any of the requirements listed below that are not incorporated into the Foundational Core will count towards your Divine Design hours. State-specific requirements are also specified in the SEU Catalog. Please see your Degree Audit in JICS and work with your Academic Advisor to ensure these requirements are met.
Area I, Written Composition - 6 Credit Hours
Area II, Humanities and Fine Arts - 12 Credit Hours
* In addition to Foundational Core Discursive Inquiry requirements
Area III, Natural Science and Mathematics - 11 Credit Hours
Area IV, History, Social and Behavioral Sciences - 12 Credit Hours
Select one course not taken in Foundational Core
Maryland students need an additional six credit hours in one or more of the following five areas: (i) Arts and humanities; (ii) English composition; (iii) Social and behavioral sciences; (iv) Mathematics; and (v) Biological and physical sciences.
Montana requires 6 credit hours of natural science with a laboratory experience. Students may choose to take BIOL 1334 to complete the requirement or any other science course to meet the credit hour requirement.
3 credit hours needed. The Socio-Historical requirement must be fulfilled by taking PPOL 2433 or by earning credit for one of the following combinations of classes from an accredited Nevada college: 1) HIST 100, 2) PCS 101, 3) HIST 101 and HIST 102, or 4) or HIST 101 and 217.
Ohio students need an additional two credit hours in one or more of the following areas: Oral and Written Communication, Mathematics, Statistics and Logic, Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Natural Sciences, Technology and Innovation.
In addition to the courses listed below, Oklahoma students need an additional 7 credit hours in one ore more of the following: History, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Humanities, Math, Natural Science, Language, or Fine Arts.
Choose one not already chosen for Foundational Core