The Web and Digital Media Development program prepares students by giving them cutting-edge technological skills and experiences, combined with knowledge of the creative, social, and technical issues that shape our world and provide the context in which they will be employed following graduation. The WDMD program is nationally recognized for its game design classes and the projects that both its students and alumni produce for industry. The Princeton Review and Game Pro listed WDMD as one of the "Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs" in February 2010. Of the roughly 500 programs at which students can study game design in the U.S. and Canada, the Princeton review selected the top 50 programs for this designation. The programs were evaluated based on several criteria, including the quality of the curriculum, faculty, facilities and infrastructure, as well as scholarships, financial aid and career opportunites.
After completing the requirements of the WDMD major or minor you will:
- Possess expertise in the computer technology and media tools used in the creative process, including leading-edge software and modern programming languages.
- Be able to develop multimedia digital presentations including graphics, audio, video, illustration, and animation.
- Be capable of creating CDs, DVDs and Web sites that communicate throughout the global society.
- Be comfortable with the design issues, aesthetic components, computer technology, and media tools used in the creative process, and be able to apply them to your own interfaces.
You can further expect an environment that promotes:
- Hands-on learning experiences, team learning and group work.
- Real-world application of your learning through projects in the community.
- Close contact with fellow students and highly qualified faculty.
- Opportunities for extra-curricular activities, such as student clubs.
- Exposure to state-of-the-art hardware, software and media technology.