The current revolution in communication has not lessened the need for content; if anything, it has increased that need.
Valpo’s digital media major focuses on both digital delivery and content. Students create digital content in state-of-the-art video and audio production studios and editing labs, while at the same time learning the professional and legal requirements associated with digital content. Students take courses in digital video and audio production and editing, the digital media industries, journalism, videography (camera principles), web design, and desktop publishing.
Choosing a 40-hour major allows students to pursue multiple interests in the department, or to pursue their main interest to a greater depth. As with the communication major, the digital media major is flexible, allowing students to take courses, beyond those required, from anywhere in the department.
B.A. students in digital media at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing the student to global cultures and traditions. General-education requirements for the B.A. (.pdf) »
Requirements for the Major
The following courses constitute the minimum 32 credits required for the major.
|COMM 100||Communication Processes and Practice||3 credits|
|COMM 198||Introduction to Video Production||3 credits|
|COMM 243||Public Communication||3 credits|
|COMM 251||Studio Television Production||3 credits|
|COMM 299||Multi-Media and Web Design||3 credits|
|COMM 301||Communication Law and Ethics||3 credits|
|COMM 386||Internship||2 credits|
|COMM 499||Capstone Senior Project||3 credits|
Nine additional COMM credits from any of the following:
|Eight credits of additional courses from anywhere in the communication department||8 credits|
Coursework in the Department of Communication investigates the ways we express ideas — from public speaking to social media to corporate communication.