Courses

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.