B.F.A. Digital Media

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.F.A. in Digital Media

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1123 recommended 13
Objective 4 - ART 1101 or ART 1102 and one more Objective 4 course from a different category. 6
Objective 57
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

 “P” courses are equivalent to the original course.  

Major Requirements

Art Core:
ART 1101Survey of Art History I3
or ART 1102 Survey of Art History II
ART 11032D Design3
ART 11043D Design3
ART 1105Drawing I3
ART 1106Drawing II3
or ART 4410 Integrated Media
ART 3308Digital Media3
ART 3310Professional Practice and Display3
or CMP 4438 Graphic Design Portfolio
ART 3320Junior Review Process0
CMP Core:
CMP 2202Photo, Graphic, and Video Editing3
CMP 2231Introduction to Graphic Design3
CMP 2286Visual Rhetoric3
CMP 3339Web Design3
CMP 4410Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics3
Required Track Courses:
ART 4424Modern Art3
ART 4425Contemporary Art3
ART 4427Art and Ideas3
ART 4494Senior Presentation1
CMP 3336Studio I: Typography and Digital Media3
CMP 3338Studio II: Typography and Print Media3
CMP 4437Illustration and Brand Identity3
Choose 3 Introductory Electives9
Drawing II
Introduction to Printmaking
Introduction to Painting
Introduction to Metals and Jewelry
Introduction to Fiber Media
Introduction to Ceramics
Introduction to Sculpture
Introduction to Public Relations
History and Appreciation of Photography
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Advertising
Television and Video Production
Choose 5 Advanced Electives15
Intermediate Drawing I
Intermediate Drawing II
Professional Practice and Display
Mixed Media, Intermedia, Postmedia
Intermediate Printmaking
Intermediate Printmaking
Intermediate Painting I
Intermediate Painting II
Intermediate Metals and Jewelry I
Intermediate Metals and Jewelry II
Intermediate Fiber Media
Intermediate Fiber Media
Intermediate Ceramics
Intermediate Ceramics
Intermediate Sculpture
Intermediate Sculpture
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Drawing II
Advanced Digital Media
Integrated Media (If ART 4410 is used as part of the Art Core, it can not also be used as an advanced elective)
Advanced Integrated Media
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Printmaking
Narrative and Print
Advanced Painting I
Advanced Painting II
Advanced Metals and Jewelry I
Advanced Metals and Jewelry II
Advanced Fiber Media
Advanced Fiber Media
Advanced Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Sculpture
Experimental Studio
Advanced Papermaking
Special Topics in Art History
Multiplatform Storytelling
Photo Communication
Lighting for Digital Media
Narrative Video Production
Gender and Communication
Graphic Design Portfolio
National Student Advertising Competition
Social Media Campaigns
Studio-Based Content Creation
Corporate Video Production
Rhetoric of Popular Culture
No more than 6 credits of the following may be taken as advanced electives:
Individual Projects
Advanced Studio Research
Independent Projects
Overall grade point average of 2.5.
Achieve a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the foundation courses (ART 1103, ART 1104, ART 1105, and ART 1106). Students who do not have a 3.0 grade point average in these foundation courses may, with the approval of their advisor, appeal to continue in their degree program and graduate as an Art major by submitting a portfolio for faculty review.
All major coursework must be completed with a C- or better grade. Courses with D or F grades, including Art electives, must be repeated and a higher grade earned before a student can qualify for graduation with a degree in Art. Individual Project courses (ART 3385) must be taken in the same medium when being repeated.
Department of Art will not accept any D or F grades in department courses
ART 3310 Professional Practice and Display or CMP 4438 Graphic Design Portfolio is required. We recommend that you work with your advisor regarding which class to take and the timing that would be most appropriate in your degree program.
Total Credits79

​Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)76
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives7
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)