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Discover the growing role of digital media in how we live, work, and play

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Work as a team to create an original digital media project

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Understand the history, theory, and role of media and technology

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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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Examples of digital materials created by undergraduate students for their digital media studies capstone projects.

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Seniors in digital media studies present capstone projects

Undergraduate students showcase how digital media can help address real-world problems.

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On her YouTube channel ReacttotheK, Emma Chang '20 introduces her fellow classical musicians to K-Pop, while exposing K-Pop fans to the fundamentals of music theory. (Photo: Crystal Bell)

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Capturing an audience with K-pop and classical music

Classically trained Rochester graduate Emma Chang ’20 has become a YouTube sensation by sharing her musical expertise and interest with fans of the worldwide pop music genre.

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After graduating, 95 percent of DMS students go on to graduate school or professional work in digitally-relevant firms.

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

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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