Digital Media Track

Tomorrow’s digital media majors will be in prime position to break into a field of major growth. Youngstown State University’s program can prepare you for these career opportunities and develop your digital skills and creativity.

Virtual Sessions – Department of Art

Interested in learning more about the Department of Art at Youngstown State University? The Department of Art is hosting virtual information sessions to allow students and families to learn more about the outstanding programs offered at YSU.  Current available sessions are below: 

Monday, October 19 at 6:00 PM - Graphic + Interactive Design
Monday, November 16 at 6:00 PM - General Art Session
Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 PM - Digital Media/Photography

Students and families will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty member and have their questions answered!

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What You'll Study

Following the Digital Media track of the Studio Art major, you’ll explore the ways in which evolving digital technologies are engines of personal and cultural expression.

You’ll experiment with new ways of expressing yourself uniquely through computers and other technology. And you will discover that technology becomes a tool for personal expression, as well as an instrument for the artistic manipulation of data for creative end-user experiences and interaction.

Areas of exploration in your courses include:

  • Video
  • Web interactivity
  • Non-web interactivity
  • Digital installation and performance
  • Still imagery

Major

  • Digital Media Track within Studio Art Major

    Your curriculum will survey recent digital art history as well as practices that embrace experimentation with technology across disciplines. You'll take foundational courses first before moving into the 15 required concentration courses, including a junior portfolio review, senior project and senior seminar.

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Minors

  • Digital Media Minor

    The minor allows you to add unique coursework that allows you to explore your digital media creativity. It can be completed in 18 semester hours, or six courses.

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  • Digital Media Minor for Non-Art Majors

    Not majoring in Art but still interested in adding that creative component to your degree?

    Add the Digital Media minor to your degree and give yourself a unique skill-set to offer future employers. You'll examine the background and fundamentals of 2D design and digital media. You'll also personalize your minor by choosing whether to focus on video, studio or web art. The minor can be completed in six courses, totaling 18 credit hours.

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