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Digital Media

Why Choose the School of Digital Media?

The School of Digital Media at Ferris State University is the place to find majors aimed at students who want to be creative storytellers. The school boasts of three programs that are unique, state-of-the-art and forward thinking.

Seeking to develop both the creative spirit as well as the technical know-how to deliver stories effectively, students engage with industry standard software and equipment through project-oriented course work to learn their craft. In each major this applied approach to learning is coupled with small class sizes, internships with industry leaders, a proven track record of success and faculty who bring the perfect blend of education and industry experience.

Digital Media
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1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Digital Media Faculty and Staff

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Digital Animation & Game Design

The Digital Animation and Game Design (DAGD) program is focused on educating students in the latest tools and technology used to create digital and interactive content.

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Digital Media Software Engineering

The Digital Media Software Engineering program teaches software development from design to delivery. You will understand software engineering as a process and best practices that will prepare you for careers in informatics, business, health care, automotive, robotics, smart devices, and entertainment.

DMSE Homepage

Television & Digital Media Production

Whether you enjoy learning how movies are made, producing your own show to broadcast over the Internet, working behind a camera or editing images and sound, the Television and Digital Media Production (TDMP) major is the best way to reach your television or digital media goals. Combined, our award-winning faculty have over 100 years of experience working in professional television and digital media production settings and are well respected around the nation for preparing students for a myriad of related careers.

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Digital Media Associate Degree

The associate degree combines existing courses within the Digital Animation and Game Design (DAGD), Digital Media Software Engineering (DMSE) and Television and Digital Media Production (TDMP) programs into an introductory and exploratory degree within the School. It allows students to complete their general education requirements while enrolling in courses from across the digital media curriculum.

Upon completion of this two-year degree, students will be better positioned for success if they transfer to Ferris’ Grand Rapids campus to complete a bachelor’s degree in either DAGD or DMSE while exposing all students to a variety of media, better positioning them as they choose their specialty.

This 2 + 2 degree is designed to provide students a smooth transition into any of the three bachelor’s degrees within the school, although completing this degree prior to entry into the bachelor’s programs is not necessary.

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