The creative industries are a cornerstone of New Orleans’ culture and economy. Digital Media Practices provides students opportunities to develop and refine digital media skills omnipresent across exhibition spaces and streaming platforms. Students pursue fundamentals through coursework in content creation, storytelling, and media manipulation. Our workshop-style classes allow for experienced and supportive faculty to define student goals and actively collaborate — key soft skills in creative industries.
This program relies on its relationships with several aligned departments in the arts, sciences, and humanities, as well as coursework in our Strategy, Leadership and Analytics Minor. The goal of the senior project is for students to creatively integrate storytelling with digital practices across cinematic, sound, and gaming media. Declared majors have priority enrollment in classes that emphasize the use of industry standard technologies and equipment. While many students choose to create fully produced narrative short films, program faculty challenge students to formulate innovative projects of their own design, including documentary short films, full length screenplays, multi-episode podcasts, radio dramas, interactive media exhibitions, experimental video games, or a combination of similar elements.
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The coordinate major in digital media practices first requires students to declare a major in another discipline before declaring the DMPC coordinate major. The program is an interdisciplinary, 30 credit program that can include courses from Music, Theatre and Dance, Communication, Art, or English. Students will take 5 required courses and 5 electives:
And one of the following:
The full list of courses available for elective credit in the Digital Media Practices major are as follows:
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Listen to a DMP student-edited podcast about the 2022 Bobby Yan Lectureship in Media and Social Change, featuring The Atlantic editor & Floodlines podcast host Vann R. Newkirk II.