Message from the Chair

Department ChairThe area of Digital Media Arts is a professionally-oriented degree program within the Division of Performing, Visual and Digital Arts at CSU Dominguez Hills. The purpose of the program is to:

  1. Provide an academic program that gives students a solid base in the theoretical and technological skills required for professional careers in the emerging digital media industries of television/film production, CD-ROM, DVD, Web Page design, music recording, composing, computer graphics and animation;
  2. Provide a hands-on, state-of-the-art facility to train students in the production and repurposing of digital media for entertainment and information industries;
  3. Prepare students with practical, marketable job skills to enter professional careers in industries that rely on digital media production and repurposing;
  4. Provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in producing a variety of professional, high quality projects using professional-level analog and digital media technology and equipment and software;
  5. Provide students with the opportunity to work in teams, applying their producing, directing, writing, composing, editing and engineering skills to produce a variety of digital media projects such as CD-ROM, DVD, Web Pages, dramatic features, music recording, music videos, documentaries, magazine feature segments, and public service announcements.

The Digital Media Arts curriculum is geared for students who wish to have marketable job skills to enter professional careers in the digital media industry. These career goals include producer, director, writer, composer, editor, lighting director, sound technician, camera operator, studio recording engineer, radio station engineering, MIDI programming, audio/video post production, sound reinforcement, and electronic graphics and animation designer. Data from needs assessment surveys of the media industries indicate that there is a high demand for graduates that possess the hands-on, technical production skills that this curriculum offers.

The Certificate in Television Arts (21 units) and Certificate in Audio Technology (24 units) are geared for part-time, working students or students who already hold a Bachelor’s Degree whose primary objective is immediate training in the field of television production or audio recording, as opposed to a college degree. These programs allow students to concentrate on developing marketable job skills in preparation for entry level employment in their respective industries within a three-semester time span.