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The Digital Media Production major and minor gives students real-world, marketable skills in film and video production, as well as animation. Dordt's excellent, broad-based education will prepare students to be leaders in today's world and to think critically and Christianly about the issues facing us.

Computer Lab

Digital Media Studies Major

Art 240, 390, 395; Comm 240, 250, 255, 320, 380, 330, 333; two courses from English 307, Theatre Arts 208, Buad 206, Music 306. Note: courses from the LAFS (Los Angeles Film Studies) program could satisfy up to two of these four requirements. (12 courses)

Digital Media Studies Minor

Art 240, Comm 240, 250, 320, and choose two of the following: Buad 206, Comm 330, Comm 333, Eng. 307, Music 206, and Theatre Arts 208.

Recommended course offering rotation for program:

Comm 240: Intro to Mass Comm-Fall, every year
Comm 250: Intro to Film/Video Production-Spring, every year
Comm 255: Media Criticism-Spring, every year
Comm 320: Advanced Film/Video Production-Fall, every year
Comm 330: Advanced Video Editing-Spring, odd years
Comm 333: Documentary Film Making-Spring, even years
Comm 380: Senior Semester-Fall, every year
Comm 381: Production Practicum-Fall, Spring, every year
Art 240: Graphic Design I-Fall, every year
Art 390: Graphic Design III-Fall, every year
Art 395: Graphic Design IV: Animation-Spring, every year
Buad 206: Marketing-Every term
English 307: Script Writing-Spring, every year
Music 306: Music and Digital Technology-Spring, even years
Theatre Arts 208: Directing and Acting for Film-Spring, odd years

Printable Course Options

Suggested four-year course sequencing (with slot for LAFS)

Freshman Year

Comm 240, Comm 250

Sophomore Year

Art 240, Comm 255
English 307 or Buad 206. Music 306 or Theatre Arts 208

Junior Year

Art 390, Art 395
Comm 330 or 333, Theatre Arts 208 or Music 208
Comm 320
Comm 381

Senior Year

Comm 380, LAFS Semester
Comm 333 or 330

Printable sample 4 year plan

If you have any questions about specific courses or majors or emphases, be sure to contact Professor Mark Volkers at (712) 722-6231.