TommieMedia students working in a production studio.

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts

We live in a multimedia world. The digital media arts degree program at the University of St. Thomas will prepare you for a career in a variety of fields, including media production, web design, visual design and emerging media technologies.

Why Study Digital Media Arts at St. Thomas?

Our program will build your skills and knowledge about the planning, creation, influence and critique of media content. Our program draws on multiple disciplines such as journalism, English and music to develop the abilities you will need to work on film, television and computer-based audiovisual media projects. Our alumni go on to work as project managers, sound designers, screenwriters, film producers and so much more.

Prepared for What's Next

  • Course Requirements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Degrees Awarded
  • Outside of the Classroom
  • Course Requirements

    Throughout your time at St. Thomas, you will complete courses focusing on media theory and practice, digital imagery and sound, and visual media and production. You also have the choice of concentrating your major in media design or media production. Depending on your concentration, you will complete courses focusing on writing and designing for the web, audio production, videography and more.

    Major Requirements

    Minor Requirements

    Four-Year Plan

    Your four-year plan will vary because we want you to pursue what interests you the most. We recommend connecting with a member of our faculty to start planning your coursework early in your undergraduate career.

    Degrees Awarded

    • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts with a concentration in Media Production
    • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts with a concentration in Media Design
    • Minor in Digital Media Arts

    Outside of the Classroom

    Our students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience through TommieMedia, KUST, the university’s multimedia studio, the Playful Learning Lab and St. Thomas E-Learning and Research (STELAR). Plus, our students graduate with a strong portfolio and the knowledge they need to be media-savvy citizens, creators and learners.

    Course Requirements

    Course Requirements

    Throughout your time at St. Thomas, you will complete courses focusing on media theory and practice, digital imagery and sound, and visual media and production. You also have the choice of concentrating your major in media design or media production. Depending on your concentration, you will complete courses focusing on writing and designing for the web, audio production, videography and more.

    Major Requirements

    Minor Requirements

    Four-Year Plan

    Four-Year Plan

    Your four-year plan will vary because we want you to pursue what interests you the most. We recommend connecting with a member of our faculty to start planning your coursework early in your undergraduate career.

    Degrees Awarded

    Degrees Awarded

    • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts with a concentration in Media Production
    • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts with a concentration in Media Design
    • Minor in Digital Media Arts

    Outside of the Classroom

    Outside of the Classroom

    Our students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience through TommieMedia, KUST, the university’s multimedia studio, the Playful Learning Lab and St. Thomas E-Learning and Research (STELAR). Plus, our students graduate with a strong portfolio and the knowledge they need to be media-savvy citizens, creators and learners.

    Students on set during production of a TommieMedia program.

    Career Paths

    We give you the tools and knowledge you need to work in a variety of different industries after graduation.

    • Producer
    • Web Producer
    • TV Studio Manager
    • Sound Designer
    • Screenwriter
    • Documentary Filmmaker
    • Project Manager
    • Video Producer
    • Film/TV Editor
    • Advertising Production

    Scholarships

    Our program offers scholarship opportunities to prospective students currently in high school, incoming first-year students and current students with a declared major in digital media arts or journalism.

    Father James Whalen Endowed Scholarship

    This $2,000 scholarship is for incoming first-year students at St. Thomas. We award this based on their commitment to community service and career-related activities, academic merit and the promise of success in their career.

    Application Deadline: March 4, 2021

    ThreeSixty Journalism Scholarship

    The university awards one renewable, full-tuition scholarship each year to a first-year student who completed a ThreeSixty Journalism summer camp and intends to study a major from the digital media arts program. Candidates who will contribute diversity to St. Thomas and the department are given preference as well.

    Whalen, Leyden, Vachon and Minnesota Journalist Abroad Scholarships

    These scholarships are for current digital media arts, journalism or strategic communication majors. The annual award typically ranges from $600 to $3,000.

    Historic. Engaging. Powerful.

    Digital media arts students prepare for the next chapter in their lives through their courses, internships, clubs and alumni.
    Screen capture of student talking about the digital media arts program and Tommie Media.

    Skills for the Real World

    A digital media arts major gives students the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in our rapidly changing society. Whether they are learning media theory and practice in the classroom or getting practical experience in their internships, our students are ready for what’s next.