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Digital Media Collaborative

Exciting new program from McMicken College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with College Conservatory of Music (CCM) and College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). The Digital Media Collaborative program offers today's digital storytellers the opportunity to create a unique and interdisciplinary path to discover their voice, sharpen their skills, develop new skills and build their portfolio.  All will prepare the student for the digital media and cinematic arts world!

 

For more information: Kristyn Benedyk, Associate Professor, 513-556-0788 or kristyn.benedyk@uc.edu

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Quick Info

Program Code

15BIS-DMC

Duration

4 years

Admission Criteria

Selective

Location

Main Campus

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

Contact

Emery Hall
Cincinnati,OH  45221
Matthew Irvine
Email: matthew.Irvine@uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-0788

Career Possibilities

  • Screenwriting
  • Screen Adaptation
  • Copywriting
  • Editing (TV, Film, written word)
  • TV Production
  • Film Production
  • Film Critic

 

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Curriculum

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Curriculum Guide Versions:

DMC Guide

Predominant Program

    McMicken College Core Requirements
    • ENGL1001, English Composition, EC, 3
    • ENGL2089, Intermediate Composition, EC, 3
    Required Courses
    • DMC1000, Foundations of Digital Media, FA, HU, 3
    • DMC2000, Digital Storytelling I, TI, FA, 3
    • DMC2001, Digital Storytelling II, TI, FA, 3
    • DMC3099, Finding Your Voice in Cinematic Arts and Media, FA, 3
    • FILM1051, Introduction to Film and Media Studies, FA, HU, 3
    • HIST2033, Hollywood and US History, HP, 3
    • CODE1011, Design Aesthetics, 3
    • EMED2001, Digital Video, 3
    • EMED3002, Post Production, 3
    Senior Capstone
    • INTR5001, Interdisciplinary Capstone, 3
    Groupings:
    Fine Arts
    • FAAxxxx, Various, 3
    Film Studies
    • FILM2005, Topics in Film and Media Studies, FA, HU, 3
    • FILM2008, Game Studies and New Media, TI, SS, 3
    Advanced Film Studies
    • FILM3001, Genres and Movements, FA, HP, 3
    • FILM3004, Topics in Film and Media History, FA, HP, 3
    • FILM4005, Advanced Topics in Film and Media Studies, 3
    Advanced Digital Media Elective
    • ARTE5121, Field Experience in Urban Public Schools, 2
    • EMED3001, Single Camera Production, 3
    • EMED3006, Sound for Picture, 3
    • EMED4030, Media Topics, 3
    • FAA5131, Animation Art, 3
    • FAA5132, Game Art, 3
    • JOUR3025, Arts Reporting, 3
    • JOUR4020C, Multimedia Fundamentals, 3
    Interdisciplinary
    • ANTH3074, Forms of Seeing, SE, 3
    • ANTH5075, Critical Visions, 4
    • COMM4016, Children and Media, 3
    • COMM4048, Media & Identity, 3
    Experiential Learning
    • DMC4081, School for Creative and Performing Arts Summer Camp, 3
    • FAA3085, Professional Practices, 3
    • FAA5180, Studio Research Assistantship, 1 - 4
    • FILM2091, Cinema Study Tour: London, FA, HP, 1 - 3

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources

Transferring to UC Requirements

Admission to A&S is generally available for any off-campus student who was admissible directly from high school and has cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 in the most recent institution.

Students who were not admissible directly from high school must have:

  • 24 semester (36 quarter) hours earned
  • at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 at most recent institution
  • successfully completed one semester of English composition or its equivalent
  • successfully completed one semester of math with a grade of C- or higher that minimally meets on of the following:
    • Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029)
    • Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034)
    • Algebra for College (MATH 0039)
    • Students may also take the UC Math Placement exam, but must score an MPT of 420 or higher

In addition, to complete the degree online, you must have at least 61 credit hours of transfer credit. If you don’t have 61 credit hours, please ask about completing the degree on-campus.

University transfer scholarships are available to those who meet specific requirements and ANY admitted A&S transfer student might qualify for an A&S transfer scholarship. Deadlines and eligibility criteria are online via the previous links.

Changing Majors Within UC

Admission to A&S is generally available for University of Cincinnati students enrolled in other colleges if they were admissible directly from high school, have a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 in their most recent UC college.

Students who were not admissible directly from high school must have:

  • at least a 2.0 GPA in all college-level courses (both at UC and at other institutions)
  • successfully completed one semester of English composition or its equivalent
  • successfully completed one semester of math with a grade of C- or higher that minimally meets on of the following:
    • Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029)
    • Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034)
    • Algebra for College (MATH 0039)
    • Students may also take the UC Math Placement exam, but must score an MPT of 420 or higher

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, students must:

 

  • Earn at least 120 credits. This can include transfer credit, AP credit and free electives, but does not include preparatory coursework. Students who have met all other degree requirements must continue earning credit until the total number of their earned hours comes to at least 120.
  • Attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses taken at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Be in good academic standing, that is, not on either academic probation or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • Complete the residency requirement by earning at least 30 credits after matriculating into the college.
  • Complete all of the requirements of at least one major (see major requirements above).
  • Complete the College Core Requirements.
  • Submit an application for graduation to the registrar's office by their posted deadline.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.