Undergraduate Program (BA)

Digital Media

Got what it takes to go viral? It's a crowded internet out there—to the tune of 500 Million Tweets, 4.3 billion Facebook messages, 3.6 billion Instagram "likes" and 6 billion Google searches—every single day! And the competition for attention, evolving technology, and shifting audiences is growing and changing just as fast. But for those with the skills, talent and desire, the digital world is still filled with infinite opportunities.

Sample Four-Year Digital Media Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
Core 100: GOA 0
Comm 101: (OC Flag) or Comm 123 3
English Composition or Rhetoric 3
Foreign Language Elective 3
Core 100: First-Year Seminar or Theo 111: Theological Foundations 3
Math 105 (Math at placement level) or Math 116 (Math Perspectives) 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Core 102: GOA 0
Comm 101: (OC Flag) or Comm 123 3
Historical Persectives 3
Foreign Language Elective 3
Core 100: First-Year Seminar or Theo 111: Theological Foundations 3
Phil 100: Ethics as Introduction to Philosophy 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
Communication Arts Course 3
Creative Perspectives 3
Phil 200: Philosophical Perspectives 3
Social Science Elective 3
Quantitative Reasoning Flag 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Comm 206: Writing Flag 3
English 205: Literature & Moral Imagination 3
Theology Perspectives (Theo 200+) 3
Scientific Perspectives 3
Natural Science Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
Communication Arts Course 3
Communication Arts Course 3
Diversity Flag (Comm 323, 324 or other) 3
E/R & Focus Flag (Comm 477) 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Communication Arts Course 3
Communication Arts Course 3
Humanities Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Communication Arts Course 3
Communication Arts Course 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Communication Arts Course 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Digital Media major at Xavier:

Digital Design (COMM 235) - Practical, hands-on training in design software supports the strategic and creative development of digital content in several online formats and platforms.

Understanding New Media (COMM 247) - Make sense of online and digital media and their impact on society and culture. Study how the Internet impacts and alters communication processes, individuals, commerce and democracy.

Advanced Digital Media (COMM 321) - Engage academic and primary research to critique the formation and function of online communities. Develop and execute an independent research project.

Senior Seminar (COMM 489) - Integrate concepts and experiences throughout the Digital Media major and liberal arts core to develop an original project for a real-world client with deliverables that are suitable for student portfolios.

100% of Xavier graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 90 days of graduation.

100%

of Xavier graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 90 days of graduation.

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PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Take advantage of internships or employment opportunities at museums, magazines, design showrooms, foundations, media groups, and other businesses in Cincinnati.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The internet isn't just static, informational webpages. It's communication between people. We share YouTube videos with friends, and we Skype into work meetings. At Xavier, you'll learn how communities exist solely online, how friendships are enhanced with social media, and how to lead video-conferences at work.

INTERNSHIPS

At Xavier, you don't have to wait until you graduate to get work experience. Our internship program helps get you connected with top employers right away. In fact, we often have more available internships than interns! By doing an internship for academic credit, you connect your academic classes with the kind of work you'll be doing after graduation.

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