2018-2019 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (49 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Major Requirements (51-61units)

Students must select one of the options listed. The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Common Core Requirements (14 units):

DMA 300Digital Technology, Culture and the Arts

3

DMA 310Tools and Techniques in Digital Media Production

3

DMA 346Digital Media Production Workshop

1

DMA 400Strategies for Digital Media Delivery

3

DMA 499Senior Project Digital Media

2

Audio Recording Option (51 units)

A. Common Core Requirements (14 units)

B. Upper Division Required Courses (31 units):

DMA 330Audio Recording

3

DMA 331Audio Recording Lab

1

DMA 335Music Synthesis

3

DMA 336Music Synthesis Lab

1

DMA 430Advanced Audio Recording

3

DMA 431Advanced Audio Recording Lab

1

DMA 432Recording Studio Maintenance

2

DMA 433Recording Studio Maintenance Lab

1

DMA 435Advanced Music Synthesis

3

DMA 436Advanced Music Synthesis Lab

1

DMA 438Music Production

3

DMA 439Music Production Lab

1

DMA 447Audio Projects Lab

1

DMA 452Audio Production

3

DMA 456Mixing & Mastering

3

DMA 460Digital Audio Workstation Concepts

3

DMA 490Senior Seminar

3

DMA 496Internship in the Media

1-3

D.  Audio Recording Proficiency Exam (Board Test)

A one-on-one, hands-on exam that requires students to demonstrate a practical working knowledge of standard studio procedures and techniques as well as operational familiarity with the equipment in a multi-track recording facility. Students must pass this exam in order to book recording sessions in the campus recording studios outside of class time. Students can fulfill this requirement by earning a passing grade in the DMA 447 Audio Projects Lab (1) course.

Music Technology Option (61 units)

A. Common Core Requirements (14 units)

B. Lower Division Required Courses (14 units)

MUS 109Intro To Musicianship

1

MUS 110Music Fundamentals

3

MUS 111Intro. To Music Theory

3

MUS 210Music Theory I

3

MUS 211Music Theory II

3

C. Upper Division Required Courses (33 units):

DMA 330Audio Recording

3

DMA 331Audio Recording Lab

1

DMA 335Music Synthesis

3

DMA 336Music Synthesis Lab

1

DMA 430Advanced Audio Recording

3

DMA 431Advanced Audio Recording Lab

1

DMA 435Advanced Music Synthesis

3

DMA 436Advanced Music Synthesis Lab

1

DMA 438Music Production

3

DMA 439Music Production Lab

1

MUS 309Adv Musicianship Skills

1

MUS 416 Composition and Arranging: Popular and Jazz

3

MUS xxx. Upper Division Ensemble (1) (1)

MUSxxx. Upper Division Electives (3) (3)

E. Additional Requirements

To be admitted to the Music Technology Option students must demonstrate a basic understanding of music notation and fundamental music theory. Students must complete MUS 111 Introduction to Music Theory. This requirement may be satisfied by an equivalent course in community college. This requirement may also be met through Credit by Examination at CSUDH.

MUS 309 Prerequisites: Musicianship Placement Exam and consent of the instructor. The Music Department gives this placement exam at the beginning of each semester. Transfer students are encouraged to take ear-training courses in community college. Students who do not pass into MUS 309 will be placed in preparatory courses such as MUS 109 or MUS 209 based upon their score on the Musicianship Placement Exam.

Mackie Board Test: In order to book private, independent time on the Mackie Digital Audio Station, students must pass the Mackie Board Test, a timed, practical exam designed to protect the equipment. In order to complete lab projects, students must pass this exam to book studio time after hours and on weekends. This will impact students in all lab classes, DMA 326, and DMA 450. The exam is built into the grading component of these courses.

F. Synthesizer Proficiency Exam

Requires the student to demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary analog and digital synthesis terms and techniques and to produce a specified sonic design on a studio synthesizer.

Television Arts Option (51 units)

A. Common Core Requirements (14 units)

B. Upper Division Required Courses (37 units):

DMA 320TV Directing I

3

DMA 322TV Directing II

3

DMA 323TV Crew Production

3

DMA 324TV Titling and Animation

3

DMA 325EFP Videography

3

DMA 326TV Sound Design

3

DMA 327Independent TV Production

3

DMA 328DSLR Video Production

3

DMA 490Senior Seminar

3

DMA 496Internship in the Media

1-3

C. Electives (6 units):

Choose two courses from the following:

ART 335Web Design I

3

ART 345Motion Graphics I

3

ART 346Motion Graphics II

3

ART 348Digital Photography

3

ART 349Photography II

3

ART 443Web Design II

3

Or

DMA 495Special Topics in DMA

3

D. EFP Proficiency Exam

Requires the student to pass a hands-on, practical exam on the setup, calibration, operation, troubleshooting, and storage of the electronic field production camera system, lighting kit, and Sachtler support system used for location shooting. Students must pass this exam before checking out equipment for off-campus use on production projects.

E.  Edit Room Proficiency Exam

Requires each student to pass a hands-on, practical exam on the operation, calibration, and troubleshooting of the on-campus editing system. Students must pass this exam before booking independent editing time outside of class hours.