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Digital Media Faculty

Dana Sperry
Associate Professor

Phone: 330.941.3627
E-mail: jdsperry@ysu.edu


Digital Media 

The Department of Art’s Digital Media program teaches students to use the creative tools of tomorrow. Within the Digital Media program, you’ll explore the ways in which new technologies are engines of personal exploration and cultural production. You’ll experiment with new ways of expressing yourself through video, interactive media, and digital fabrication. You will discover that technology is a tool for creative experimentation, an instrument for the artistic manipulation of data, and the creation of dynamic user experience and interaction. The skills you acquire in Digital Media will prepare you for careers in a variety of cultural industries.


Potential areas of exploration in YSU’s digital media program include Video, Web-based Art, 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication, and Creative Coding.  Our computer labs feature Mac workstations with the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite including Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere, as well as Rhinoceros 3D, and open- source creative software such as Processing and Arduino. Our fabrication labs feature digital tools including 3D printers, CNC routers, and laser cutters.


Contact Information for Department of Art

To learn more about the degree programs, scholarships, exhibitions, faculty, and students, visit art.ysu.edu or contact the Department of Art directly at 330-941-3627. To schedule a personalized campus visit, contact the Cliffe College Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment at 330-941-2346.

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COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirement
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement3
Arts and Humanities (2 courses) *included in Major0
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) 7
Social Science (2 courses)6
Social and Personal Awareness (2 courses)6
Major Requirements
Foundation Courses:
ART 1501Fundamentals of 2D Design3
ART 1502Fundamentals of 3D Design3
ART 1521Foundation Drawing3
ART 1522Intermediate Drawing3
ART 1503Foundation Portfolio Review1
Breadth Courses:
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2625Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief3
or ART 2626 Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2650Introduction to Painting3
ART 2661Introduction to Graphic Design3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
Concentration Courses
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 3772Digital Photography 1 (or)3
or ART 3759 Interactive Design
ART 3792Video Art3
ART 3796Ideation3
ART 3797Web as Art3
ART 3703Junior Portfolio Review1
ART 4872Digital Photography 2 (or)3
or ART 3769 Intermediate Interactive Design
ART 4893Advanced Digital Media Studio 13
ART 4893Advanced Digital Media Studio 13
ART 4893Advanced Digital Media Studio 13
ART 4802Senior Project3
ART 4803Senior Seminar3
Studio Art Electives (6 s.h.)
Choose two additional 3700 level or higher Studio Art electives from the following courses: 6
Intermediate Sculpture
Advanced Sculpture Studio
Intermediate Metals
Expressive Drawing
Interdisciplinary Art Practice
Intermediate Printmaking
Topics in Advanced Printmaking
Intermediate Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
Pre-K-4, Visual Arts Education
Special Topics in Studio Art
Intermediate Painting
Interactive Design
Typography
Intermediate Graphic Design
Advanced Typography
Illustration
Typeface Design
Motion for Interactive Design
Pre-Press Production
Intermediate Interactive Design
Analog Photography 1
Digital Photography 1
Introduction to Motion Studies
Advanced Digital Audio/Video Production
Studio Problems
Interdisciplinary Studies in the Visual Arts
Urban Internship in Art
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced 3D Studies
Professional Practices in Middle School
Professional Practices in Secondary School
Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting 2
Advanced Painting 3
Publication Design
Corporate Identity Systems
Package Design
Advertising Graphics
Graphic Design Internship
Graphic Design Practicum
Advanced Interactive Design
Analog Photography 2
Digital Photography 2
Advanced Photography
Photography Internship
Multimedia Design
Topics in Digital Imaging
Art and Technology Internship
Topics in Painting and Drawing
Topics in Design
Art History and Theory
ART 1541Survey of Art History 13
ART 1542Survey of Art History 23
Choose three additional 3700 level or higher Art History courses from the following:9
ART 3741, 3742, 3743, 3744, 3745, 3746, 3747, 3780, 3781, 3782, 3783, 3784, 3785, 3786, 3787, 3788, 3789, 4880, 4889, 5840, 5881
Electives to meet 120 hours2
Total Semester Hours120-122
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
1-2
ART 1501 Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 1521 Foundation Drawing 3
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
Mathematic Requirement 3
 Semester Hours13-15
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
*Must have successful completion of Foundation Portfolio Review prior to taking Art Breadth Courses  
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2661 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ART 2674 Introduction to Photography 3
ART 2691 Introduction to Digital Media 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
Natural Science Course with Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 3772
Digital Photography 1
or Interactive Design
3
ART 3792
Video Art
or Ideation
or Web as Art
3
ART Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
ART 3700 level or higher Art History Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3792
Video Art
or Ideation
or Web as Art
3
ART 4872
Digital Photography 2
or Intermediate Interactive Design
3
ART Breadth Course 3
ART 3700 level or higher Art History Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 3792
Video Art
or Ideation
or Web as Art
3
ART 4893 Advanced Digital Media Studio 3
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
ART Breadth Course 3
ART 3700 level or higher Art History Course 3
General Education Course 3
*Request a Graduation Evaluation from the CCCAC Advising Office, 2310 Bliss Hall, (330) 941-3625 after you have completed 80-85 sh.  
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 4893 Advanced Digital Media Studio 3
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 4893 Advanced Digital Media Studio 3
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
Electives to meet 120 hours 2
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours120-122

Learning Outcomes

1.) Students will be able to demonstrate their proficiency of art vocabulary.

2.) Students will be able to demonstrate technical expertise appropriate to their progression in the program relevant to their chosen artistic medium.

3.) Students will be able to demonstrate a high level of content expression appropriate to their progression in the program relevant to their chosen artistic medium.