Digital Media Arts
Courses & Curriculum
The Digital Media Arts degree in the Communication Studies Department focuses on design for web and print, video production/post-production, 3D modeling, animation, interaction and game design in a 13-course, 39-credit major. The program is organized into 4 concentrations to help students choose DMA elective courses that are most relevant to their area of study. These concentrations are: graphic design, web design, digital filmmaking and game design. State-of-the-art facilities are featured at the Digital Media Arts’ home in Lyons Hall.
Digital Media Arts Curriculum
- Digital Media Arts Major Requirements - All DMA students complete 8 required courses that provide them with fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to take more advanced DMA elective courses in a chosen concentration
- DMA Concentrations: graphic design, web design, digital filmmaking and game design
- College Core Curriculum Requirements - All students complete these requirements as part of their overall Canisius education
- All-College Honors Program - requirements for students enrolled in All-College Honors Program
Qualifications for the Major
Digital Media Arts majors must have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.00, including a minimum grade of C- in all digital media arts courses. It is expected that students in the program must have a GPA much higher than 2.0 to continue as a DMA major and all majors are subject to review relative to their continuation in the program. Transfer students and students changing their major to DMA should meet with the program director to develop most appropriate course of action based on transferred courses, previous coursework and student’s interests.