Bachelor of Arts

Digital Media & Design

Digital media and design is not just about looks or how it works. It is about inspiration. Visualization. And if it can sway the intended audience. TU’s digital media and design program perfectly blends creativity and computer skills to create media, digital production and interactive applications and websites, to establish your future on the cutting edge of technology and art.

Digital Media & Design will prepare graduates to work with interactive web and app development business creating educational, entertainment-based and commercial mobile apps, websites, modelers, concept artists and technical directors in animation studios, interactive gaming companies and virtual reality labs. Graduates will also be able to design webs. Graduates can also work in the television and film industry as directors of photography, videographers, special effects artists, and editors. The printing, graphic design and photography industries also employ Digital Media & Design majors to manage the creation and production of digital promotion materials.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, multimedia artists and animators’ 2017 median pay was $70,530 per year, or $33.91 per hour with an entry level education of a bachelor’s degree. In 2016, the number of jobs in the field was 73,700. The job outlook in 2016-2026 has an 8% increase, adding 6,200 jobs.

According to the same source, web developer’s media pay was $67,990 per year, or $32.69 per hour with an entry-level education of an associate's degree. In 2016, the number of jobs in the field was 162,900. The job out look in 2016-2026 has a 15% increase (much faster than average), adding 24,400 jobs.

HUMANITIES CORE

COM310 Human, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication..............................................................................................3 hours

COM324 Communicating Across Cultures...............................................................................................................................................3 hours

DMD134 Introduction to Digital Media......................................................................................................................................................3 hours

DMD230 Digital Video I....................................................................................................................................................................................3 hours

ENG152 Introduction to Technical Writing..............................................................................................................................................3 hours

SAS470 Internship ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 hours

Total...........................................................................................................................................................................18 hours

 

MAJOR: DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN

ART120 Two-Dimensional Foundations ................................................................................................................................................... 3 hours

ART130 Three-Dimensional Foundations.................................................................................................................................................3 hours

ART324 Digital Mixed Media ......................................................................................................................................................................... 3 hours

ART325 Graphic Design ................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 hours

ART420 Interactive Digital Design..............................................................................................................................................................3 hours

CST255 Internet and Website Development............................................................................................................................................3 hours

CST201 Programming.......................................................................................................................................................................................3 hours

DMD234 Digital Photography I.....................................................................................................................................................................3 hours

DMD320 Web Design ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 3 hours

DMD334 Digital Video II .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 hours

DMD434 Digital Photography II ...................................................................................................................................................................3 hours

DMD454 eLearning/eTraining Content Development..........................................................................................................................3 hours

SAS499 Senior Seminar ................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 hours

Total...........................................................................................................................................................................39 hours

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

There are no related concentrations available.

Three-Dimensional Foundations (ART130) - This hands-on, introductory course will introduce students to the language and experience of 3-dimensional form. Assignments will encourage students to develop concepts, work through ideas, to experiment and to embrace risks in the design process. Both traditional as well as non-traditional 3-dimensional media will be emphasized. Students are exposed to the role of 3-dimensional concepts as a basis for sculpture, architecture and industrial design. Problem solving on an individual and group level is stressed.

Graphic Design (ART325) - This course will investigate the mechanics of visual perception using digital design tools. Focus will be on the formal properties of design including space, line, plane, mass, shape, texture, and color; and the organizational fundamentals of unity, balance, rhythm and movement. Students will prepare and produce a series of digital design projects that are relevant to professional practices. Emphasis will be given to the principles of planning and visual thinking needed to communicate ideas. Problem solving on an individual and group level will be stressed.

Interactive Digital Design (ART420) - This course examines the aesthetic, conceptual and technical foundations of new media art-making. Students explore the form and space of new media images through a wide variety of materials and media, including creating and editing digital images, audio and video and embedding multimedia in Web pages. The course emphasizes strategies for idea generation and story-telling on multiple platforms through hands-on production of new media art combined with discussion of its place in contemporary society.

Programming (CST201) - Introduces structured programming using a programming language such as Visual Basic. The student will learn to design and develop Windows based applications that are event-driven (point and click). Record structures will be developed along with file storage and manipulation techniques. The course will expose the student to the object-oriented programming environment.

Communicating Across Cultures (COM324) – Introduction to the study of cultural and intercultural theory and behavior, discussion of various culturally specific patterns of communication. This is a writing intensive course.

  • Design Concept Artist
  • Director of Photography
  • Gaming Developer
  • Interactive App Developer
  • Interactive Web Developer
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Technical Director
  • Television and Film Editor
  • Videographer

This is a new program! Successful placements to come in the next few years …

Faculty

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John Kleinoeder

kleinoederjt@tiffin.edu
419-448-3333

Professor of Digital Media

Degrees & Certificates
None Provided

John Kleinoeder

John has been a member of the TU Family since 2009. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member he served as the Director of Instructional Technology in the Center for Online Education and Learning (COEL). In this role he was responsible for creating online learning modules, designing courses, as well as providing multimedia services to multiple departments across campus. 

John has earned a Master of Education in Learning Design and a Bachelor of Science Technology in Visual Communication Technology, both from Bowling Green State University.

John Kleinoeder
Professor of Digital Media
John Kleinoeder
Professor of Digital Media

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    Logan, Ohio

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    Louisville, Colorado

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    Class of 2017
    Toledo, Ohio

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