Requirements (14 credits)
Proseminar in Telecommunication (TC800) - 1 credit
course is team taught by faculty from the DMAT, policy,
and management specializations in Telecommunication.
It includes DMAT foundations (see class description
for TC840 below) as well as ethics, copyright, privacy
and other policy issues. Industry structure and economics
will also be addressed.
DMAT Foundations (TC840) - 3 credit course
course uses web page design as a focus for introducing
students to key digital media arts technologies, design
principles, genres, delivery mechanisms, tools, and
production techniques. The overview emphasizes Audio,
Video, Image Manipulation, 3D, and Interactivity.
DMAT Research (TC841) - 3 credit course
course focuses on DMAT research -- formative and summative
research for creative work, informal studies, usability
testing, human computer interface research, usage
studies, surveys, experiments, case study, content
analysis, focus groups, and ethnography. Example studies
are examined to show the kinds of questions can be
asked and answered about digital media through research.
Design and Development of Media Projects (TC842)
- 3 credits
and development of digital media arts projects in
video, audio, multimedia, 3D/VR and/or other new media.
Emphasis on proposal development, team building, project
management and workflow methods, production techniques
and evaluative methods in the creation of significant
Courses - 4 credits
are four courses, one for each of the DMAT emphasis
areas: Video, Audio, 3D, and Interactive. Most students
will pick one of the courses depending on their emphasis
area, though students have the option of taking more
than one. Each course builds on the DMAT Foundations,
emphasizing specific technology and design topics.
442: Advanced Video Design and Production
443: Audio Industry Design and Management
446: Advanced Interactive Media Design and Production
847: Three Dimensional Graphics and Simulation (currently
the 3D offerings appear as TC848 special topics
Elective Credits (10 credits)
student, with the guidance of their advisor, chooses
course work to construct an area of personal emphasis
from the following set of courses:
DMAT Special Topics (TC848) - 1 to 3 credits each,
variable offerings. Application
to 3 credit courses that focus on either theory or
specialized skills in video, audio, new media, and/or
3D/VR. Course topics vary greatly to keep up with
the rapid change in the industry. Prerequisites vary
depending on the course.
b) Internship (TC893) - 0 to 3 credits
students who have not had work experience in digital
media arts are encouraged to seek internship opportunities
to provide them with professional experience and a
window into the world of work. DMAT students can take
up to 3 internship credits.
c) Independent Study (TC890) - 0 to 3 credits
students are encouraged to identify special projects
and other learning experiences which would advance
their particular learning goals. DMAT MA students
can take up to 3 independent study credits.
d) Outside DMAT Credits - credits variable
students can take courses in an area outside of DMAT.
The courses should complement their emphasis area.
The courses may be other offerings in the College
of Communication Arts & Sciences or the courses
may be offerings in a different college (Art, Education,
Engineering, Business, Psychology, Geography, Computer
Science, Music). DMAT students can take up to 6 outside
Production Thesis (TC899) - 6 credits
DMAT student will create a production thesis in their
area of emphasis with the guidance of a faculty committee.
DMAT Program Emphasizes the Following
Portfolio (credit built into DMAT courses)
DMAT student should leave the program with a polished
portfolio, which hilights the works that they created
in the program. Each DMAT course will contain a portfolio-building
component. Workshops will be offered to provide additional
assistance. Toward the end of the student's degree,
MA students will present their portfolio at the annual
"DMAT student showcase".
semester, students can submit class projects to an
annual showcase exhibition and competition. Top projects
will be judged by faculty and industry professionals.
A live event showcasing the best projects is held
once a year.