Instructors: Lance Clark, Joshua Addessi, Bryan Ballinger, Steve Leeper, Matt Webb, Adam Widener, Phil Wilson

The Digital Media Arts majors at Huntington University are designed for students who have a strong interest in visual culture and a desire to join the conversation through the media arts. By establishing this program within the framework of a Christian Liberal Arts University, we have the unique opportunity to challenge students beyond technology, helping them to grow as artists, storytellers and thinkers grounded in their Christian faith. The DMA department is committed to growing students in Animation, Broadcast Media, Film Production and Film Studies with a keen eye towards the development of their personal gifts, helping students to refine the voice they have been given. 

By training students in the historical, ideological and spiritual implications of making media in a fallen world, our desire is to grow filmmakers, animators, designers and broadcasters with the vision to impact our culture and the skills that they will need to be successful along the way.

The Digital Media Arts department offers four majors. A bachelor of science degree is offered in animation and in film production (live action). A bachelor of arts degree is offered in broadcast media and film studies. Both film production and film studies offer the opportunity for students to spend a semester at the CCCU’s Los Angeles Film Studies Center.

Students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in animation will complete 63 credit hours in the major. This includes: DM 105, 110, 150, 170, 178, 203, 210, 278, 312, 315, 370, 375, 425, 445AN, 446AN, and 453; one course from DM 334 or 378; one course from DM 382 or 388; and one course from DM 432 or 442. The core curriculum course, DM 115, is also required and will fulfill the artistic appreciation requirement. Students pursuing a major in animation may count DM 110 or 150 toward the creative studio arts requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to complete CS 111 as the core curriculum math requirement.

Students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in film production will complete 66 credit hours in the major. This includes: DM 115, 155, 160, 205, 238, 250, 255, 281, 330, 338, 360, 363, 376, 386POST, 395FILM (2 hours), 405, 425, 445FP and 451. An additional four credit hours will be completed from the following electives: AR 107, 271; BA 252, 281; DM 170, 386SCR, 495; MU 115; TH 115, 212, 221, 223. Students accepted into the Los Angeles Film Studies Program complete 16 credit hours in Los Angeles (FS 391, 394, 495 and three hours from FS 393, 396, 397 or 490) in place of the following courses that are taken by students in the on-campus program: DM 281, 360, 363, 425 and four hours of electives. Students are strongly encouraged to complete CS 111 as the core curriculum math requirement.

Students pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in film studies complete 44 credit hours in the major for students who stay on campus and 48 credit hours in the major for students accepted into the Los Angeles Film Studies Program. This includes: DM 115, 155, 160, 238, 250, 330, 338, 363, 395CS (4 hours), 405 and 425. An additional seven credit hours will be completed from the following electives: AR 115; BA 252, 281; DM 360, 395FILM (1 hour), 495; EN 362 or 363, 391; MU 115; TH 115, 212.  Students accepted into the Los Angeles Film Studies Program complete 16 credit hours in Los Angeles (FS 391, 394, 495 and three hours from FS 393, 396, 397 or 490) in place of the following courses that are taken by students in the on-campus program: DM 395CS (2 hours), 425 and seven hours of electives.

Students pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast media complete a total of 48 credit hours in the major. The program requires completion in DM 115, 155, 160, 205, 231, 251, 261, 281, 326, 341, 451; CO 213, 241; and four hours of DM 395RADIO or DM 395FDN. Students will choose five additional hours from AR 265, 341; BA 252, 281, 311; CO 381; DM 203, 405, 495; MU 115; TH 115.

Students earn a minor in broadcasting by completing DM 155, 205, 231, either 250 or 251, 261, 281; two hours from DM 395RADIO or DM 395FDN; and three additional hours from DM 326, 341 combined with one hour of 395RADIO or 395FDN, 451, or CO 342.

Students may elect to add a concentration in film studies by completing 16 hours in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Film Studies Program in Hollywood. Interested students should contact the Digital Media Arts Department for information on this off-campus program.

 

Courses in Digital Media Arts

 

Los Angeles Film Studies Program

Students who choose to attend the Los Angeles Film Studies Center are exposed to a true “behind-the-scenes” look at the work and workings of Hollywood, yet at the same time are a part of a Christian based educational program committed to understanding what it means to be “salt and light” in this unique and powerful industry. The entire experience of classes, internships and Christian fellowship provides students with opportunities to test their interest in pursuing careers in the mainstream entertainment industry. Students who complete the program are granted 16 semester hours of credit from the following courses: FS 391, 394, 495 and one elective from FS 393, 396, 397, or 490.