The department will create a Digital Media studio course that will enable students to provide graphic design and interactive media production services to clients within the community. These clients could include college departments, local businesses, non-profits, local government entities, etc. This studio course will provide students with real-world job experience, studio procedures, improving interpersonal skills with client relations and developing design problem-solving skills. The course will be taught in spring and fall 2018.
The project will include research and development for the structure of a digital media studio. This research will include similar programs at other colleges and similar business models on campus. The project includes development of business marketing materials for roll out of studio course in Spring 2018, development of a equipment budget, and development of the course including course materials, assignments, activities, industry speakers, and tutorials.