So you’re thinking about getting into television, radio, or film? Or maybe you want to work in multimedia or use technology in ways no one has thought of yet. Whatever the medium, professionals in the field of digital media play major roles in shaping the way we view the world.

Shape the Way We View the World.

Digital Media students will develop skills in video, audio, film and the web. Career opportunities exist in a number of fields, including radio, television, film, theatre, corporate video, public broadcasting, social media and emerging media industries. The major’s liberal arts emphasis will give students the education to thrive in and adapt to this era of convergence and competition.

Get involved.

Shoot video, host your own radio show, produce television shows and films—or use media technology in your own, original way. Campus radio, television and film production units are entirely student-run.

Study in a major media market.

Direct your studies into a career in producing, writing, directing, programming, media management, promotion, or audience research. Milwaukee is a top-35 market—small enough to get your foot in the door, big enough to prepare you for any media market in the country.

Access the technology.

Digital Media students have access to Johnston Hall’s recently renovated television and audio studios, video editing suites, industry standard creative software and professional production equipment.

Internships

Real-world experience, crucial to professional placement after graduation, is yours through internships in Milwaukee and other major media markets such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Marquette’s Digital Media majors have interned in Los Angeles with Judd Apatow Productions, the Emmys and E! News; in New York with The Daily Show. Locally, students intern at several Milwaukee and Chicago-based radio and television stations, the Milwaukee Film Festival, Plum Media, Tri-Marq Productions and 371 Productions.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.

Freshman

  • Introduction to Digital Media Production
  • Introduction to Scriptwriting
  • Foundations of Human Communication, Culture and Society
  • Media in Society
  • Communication Pathways
  • Rhetoric and Composition I
  • Individual and Social Behavior Elective
  • Histories of Cultures and Societies Elective
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Contemporary Presentation

Sophomore

  • Intermediate Digital Media Production
  • Modern Elementary Statistics
  • Major/Minor Electives
  • Intro to Communication Research Methods
  • Diverse Cultures Elective
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Science and Nature Elective
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Literature and Performing Arts Elective

Junior

  • Film and Television Aesthetics
  • Media Law
  • Ethical Problems of Mass Communication
  • Major/Minor Electives
  • Theology Elective
  • Theory of Ethics

Senior

  • Digital Media History/Criticism/Theory Elective
  • Senior Capstone
  • Major/Minor Electives