Digital Media

Courses

DIGM 501 New Media: History, Theory and Methods 3.0 Credits

New Media: History, Theory and Methods. This advanced seminar class examines parallel developments in modern art and computer technology beginning in World War II to the present. It will survey writings and works of major contributors to the field.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DIGM 502 Advanced New Media Topics 3.0 Credits

Advanced Seminar in New Media Topics. This Seminar is dedicated to topical readings and in-depth discussions in Digital Media ranging from virtual reality to digital art and the socio-cultural impact of the Internet.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DIGM 501 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 505 Design and Interactivity 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the understanding and comprehension of the basic tools and strategies for design within a two-dimensional environment. In addition to design, web development and interactivity will be covered, including a discussion of various display platforms, including mobile development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM and program is MS.

DIGM 506 Animation and Game Design 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the understanding and comprehension of the basic tools and strategies for animation and game production. This course will focus on the production of digital assets using standard modeling and animation software, along with their integration into a game engine.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM and program is MS.

DIGM 512 Shader Writing and Programming 3.0 Credits

Shader Writing and Programming. Development of custom output shaders allows for the use and manipulation of materials for use in production render engines. This course focuses on the basic components of shaders including reflective, translucency, and illumination models.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DIGM 501 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

DIGM 515 Digital Matte Painting 3.0 Credits

Digital Matte Painting. Digital matte painting and set extension are methods of integrating live action footage into lush and believable CG environments. By using physical construction as a basis for a digital environment, greater integration between live and CG plates can be achieved.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DIGM 512 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 518 Particle Systems and Artificial Intelligence for Visual Effects 3.0 Credits

Particle Systems/Artificial Intelligence for Visual Effects. Particle systems can be used to stimulate natural phenomena as well as create ethereal effects through the use of scripting and mathematical expressions. In the same way, digital crowds can be created to populate a scene with autonomous characters. This hybrid course addresses software applications and trigonometric functions for advanced animation by digital media designers.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DIGM 515 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 520 Advanced Interactivity I 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the development of interactive media across a variety of platforms. Human-Computer interaction and layout are discussed along with implementations on mobile and PC based platforms. Dynamically created web content and integration with databases, as a server-side component, will also be covered.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 505 [Min Grade: B]

DIGM 521 Advanced Interactivity II 3.0 Credits

This course covers advanced topics in the development of interactive digital media, in particular with respect to the use of new and experimental interaction technologies (for example gesture control, virtual reality and heads up displays, augmented reality, location aware media, etc.) and the implementation of novel user experience design methods.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 520 [Min Grade: B]

DIGM 525 Advanced Animation I 3.0 Credits

This course delves into advanced topics in animation, including procedural modeling and dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the development of natural phenomena in a simulated environment and physically accurate movement of characters.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 506 [Min Grade: B]

DIGM 526 Advanced Animation II 3.0 Credits

This course delves into advanced topics in animation, including light transport and crowd simulation. Also discussed will be integration of acquired data, specifically from motion capture sources. Multi-layer rendering output and shaders for production will be discussed.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 525 [Min Grade: B]

DIGM 530 Advanced Game Design I 3.0 Credits

This course sequence covers advanced gaming topics, including mobile games, motion capture, artificial intelligence, real-time effects and shaders, and advanced user interfaces.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 506 [Min Grade: B]

DIGM 531 Advanced Game Design II 3.0 Credits

This course sequence covers advanced gaming topics, including mobile games, motion capture, artificial intelligence, real-time effects and shaders, and advanced user interfaces. The group project will follow an Agile software development methodology with weekly Scrum sprints for iterative project development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 530 [Min Grade: B]

DIGM 540 New Media Project 3.0 Credits

New Media Project. Students work on funded and unfunded research and industrial projects. With faculty approval, students may work on personally designed projects relevant to problem solving in a student's area of interest. Each student is required to complete it two times. This course may be repeated up to three times for credit.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.

DIGM 547 Organic Modeling 3.0 Credits

This course will be an intensive exploration of organic modeling. Through lectures, demonstrations, class critiques and individual feedback from the instructor, the best approaches to modeling organic forms will be explored.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 526 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 560 Advanced Concepts and Applications in Interactive 3D Environments 3.0 Credits

Advanced Concepts/Applications in Interactive 3D Environments. Advanced concepts/applications on adding interactivity to 3D environments via an assortment of software packages including 3D Max, Director and Flash. This course focuses on the optimized integration of 3D objects in environments with interactive authoring tools.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DIGM 501 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 580 Thesis Preparation 3.0 Credits

This course instructs on Thesis proposal writing within a Digital Media context, covering style, performing research, assigning credit and reference, and topic exploration and expansion.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 501 [Min Grade: B]

DIGM 605 Advanced Techniques in Computer Generated Imagery 3.0 Credits

Advanced Techniques in Computer Generated Imagery. Students create electronic media assets that effect the stimuli, bearings, and responses of human cognition to phenomena of light and sound. Student works explore integrations of visual and aural illusions to affect alterations in audience-perceived realities.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DIGM 518 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

DIGM 616 Immersive World Building 3.0 Credits

Immersive World Building. Students investigate various emerging technologies for immersive content creation. Focus is on the production of 3D animated environments. Special production issues and concerns to dome planetaria and theatrical (IMAX) venues are considered. Interdisciplinary activities are strongly encouraged.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DIGM 605 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 620 Digital Media Workshop 3.0 Credits

This course addresses issues in the field of Digital Media, with emphasis on a single, comprehensive project. Examples of topics include stereoscopic production, mobile game development or training through game development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 531 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 630 Digital Media Group Workshop 3.0 Credits

The course addresses topical issues in the field of Digital Media, with emphasis placed on a single, comprehensive group project. Examples of topics include stereoscopic production, mobile game development or training through game development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 531 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 641 Interactive TV DVD-ROM 3.0 Credits

Interactive TV DVD-ROM. Students work to develop strategies for meaningful retrieval of mass amounts of media (video, still images, sounds, and text) for television DVD-ROM players. This course will cover basic and advance forms of digital information storage and retrieval to and from TV DVD-ROM media.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DIGM 501 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 650 Public Venue Seminar 3.0 Credits

This group project course is focused on creating public venue works, either performance-based, interactive or web-distributed. The distinguishing mark of graduate research is an original contribution to knowledge and this course is intended to design and implement a media piece to be viewed by a large group of people.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 531 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 651 Publication and Presentation 3.0 Credits

This course instructs on the submission of portfolio and thesis work including journal publication, conference presentations, contests and competition and public performance venues.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.

DIGM 670 Gaming I 3.0 Credits

Gaming I. Students learn to solve 3D game design problems working with game programming techniques and leading cross platform software.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DIGM 518 [Min Grade: C] and DIGM 560 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 671 Gaming II 3.0 Credits

Gaming II. Building upon skills developed in Gaming I, students form small teams and work to develop and implement original 3D game designs.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DIGM 670 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 680 Thesis Development 3.0 Credits

Thesis development results in a project including the production of original media assets, a written thesis paper, as well as an oral presentation and demonstration delivered to the Department of Digital Media.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 4 times for 15 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 580 [Min Grade: B]

DIGM 690 Advanced Special Topics in Digital Media 3.0 Credits

Advanced Special Topics in Digital Media. This class is reserved for occasional special topics in Graduate Digital Media Studies. It may include seminars, studio and classes taught by visiting faculty.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DIGM 502 [Min Grade: C]

DIGM 699 Independent Study 0.5-6.0 Credits

Provides faculty guidance in subject matter not covered in standard courses offered.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.

DIGM 701 Advanced New Media Topics 3.0 Credits

This seminar covers advanced topics in new media theory. It is dedicated to topical readings and in-depth discussions in digital media ranging from virtual reality to digital art and the socio-cultural impact of the Internet.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.

DIGM 710 Digital Media Research Methods I 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on quantitative research methodologies and statistical analysis tools and methods relevant for digital media research. The course also introduces students to basic epistemological positions and concepts, such as Popper’s falsificationism or Kuhn’s research paradigms.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.

DIGM 711 Digital Media Research Methods II 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on qualitative and mixed research methodologies relevant for digital media research. It introduces students to the concepts of design research and deals with the challenges of interdisciplinary or translational research methods.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 710 [Min Grade: B]

DIGM 810 Advanced Topics in Digital Media Research 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on advanced topics in digital media research with an emphasis on current technological developments. Examples include augmented reality research, user experience design research or interaction design research.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.
Prerequisites: DIGM 701 [Min Grade: B] and DIGM 711 [Min Grade: B]

DIGM 850 Public Venue Seminar 3.0 Credits

This group project course is focused on creating digital media research driven public venue works that are performance-driven, interactive or web-distributed. The course is intended to design and implement a media piece that communicates scientific knowledge to a large group of people within a public environment.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.

DIGM 851 Publication and Presentation 3.0 Credits

This course instructs on the submission of portfolio and thesis work including journal publication, conference presentations, contests and competition and public performance venues. It supports Digital Media Ph.D. students in publishing their graduate work through various scientific media channels.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.

DIGM 998 Digital Media Ph.D. Seminar 1.0 Credit

This seminar guides students in their Digital Media Ph.D. dissertation progress.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.

DIGM I599 Independent Study in Digital Media 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DIGM I699 Independent Study in Digital Media 0.5-6.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits

DIGM I799 Independent Study in Digital Media 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DIGM I899 Independent Study in Digital Media 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DIGM I999 Independent Study in Digital Media 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DIGM T580 Special Topics in Digital Media 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DIGM T680 Special Topics in Digital Media 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DIGM T780 Special Topics in Digital Media 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DIGM T880 Special Topics in Digital Media 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DIGM T980 Special Topics in Digital Media 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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