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Digital and Interactive Media Arts - Computer Science

Western Connecticut State University

48 months
Duration
19358 USD/year
19358 USD/year
6470 USD/year
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About

The BA in Digital and Interactive Media Arts - Computer Science (DIMA) program offered by the Western Connecticut State University brings together art, media production, and computer programming to develop skills that prepare students to work in numerous digital environments. 

Overview

The interdisciplinary Digital and Interactive Media Arts - Computer Science program offered by the Western Connecticut State University degree is supported by three departments–Art, Communication & Media Arts, and Computer Science–and offers options for specialization in production or programming.

All students work together in core DIMA courses, learning how to integrate knowledge across disciplines and produce fully realized projects from idea to storyboard to production.

Digital Media Producers, Editors, Managers, and Specialist positions can be found in numerous contexts including entertainment, education, medicine, and corporate and non-profit organizations. We recommend that students consider a minor in a field related to their ideal work environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in the use of current digital production tools
  • Integrate theories of design and interaction into all DIMA productions.
  • Understand the legal, ethical, and social constraints of working with digital media.
  • Work collaboratively across specializations to develop high quality DIMA projects.
  • Develop and present professional portfolios of digital and interactive media productions.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Digital and Interactive Media
  • Storytelling for Digital & Interactive Media
  • Digital and Interactive Technologies 
  • Digital Photography 
  • Fundamentals of Two Dimensional Design
  • Basic Video Production
  • Sight, Sound & Motion

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Medical forms
  • Personal Essay explaining your reasons for seeking admission OR on a topic of your choice
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers or employers – OPTIONAL
  • Official Test Scores. 
  • High School and University Diplomas and Transcripts with Foreign Credit Evaluation
  • Affidavit of Support
  • $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9679 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9679 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3235 USD per semester during 48 months.

NE Regional: $4,853 per semester

Living costs for Danbury

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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