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Digital Photography

Video Production

Graphic Illustration

3D Prototyping

Video Game Design

Major Requirements

Pursue a degree or take courses in digital media studies.

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Capstone Project

Review customer proposals or design your own digital media project as part of a team.

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Rettner Hall

A special facility dedicated to supporting collaboration, discovery, and innovation.

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A student holds up an iPad to reveal graffiti from the Rochester Subway hidden in projected images.

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Seniors show beauty of urban art with augmented reality

Four Rochester students saw the beauty of graffiti art in abandoned city subway tunnels. Banding together as the ExSpace Artist Collective, they designed an augmented reality project to share that beauty with others.

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Digital Media Studies students, from left, Teron Russell '18, Chris Smith '18, Stephen Cohen '18, and Vivian Li '18

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Students Design Voice-Activated App to Reduce Food Waste

Digital Media Studies students, from left, Teron Russell ’18, Chris Smith ’18, Stephen Cohen ’18, and Vivian Li ’18 are the team behind Pip, an app that works with virtual assistant Alexa to manage and inventory grocery items in the user’s fridge, freezer, or pantry.

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95percent

of DMS graduates go on to graduate school (Johns Hopkins, Northeastern, University of Michigan) or professional work, many with digitally-relevant firms, such as Google, IBM, Spotify, Netflix, Disney, and Atlantic Media.

Did you know?

You can complete digital media studies as either as a humanities major or a natural science major, depending on your specific interests.

Student Project
Samuel Alen, 3D Prototype Project

Why DMS?

With state-of-the-art technologies, leading faculty, and flexible studies, the University of Rochester is the ideal place to explore the connections between digital technology, critical analysis, production, and innovation.

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