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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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From left, A.J. Brown, Guan Zhewen, and David Backer look on as graduate student Helen Davies tries out clEAR, the virtual reality app they designed that allows users to better understand how to interact with people on the spectrum of hearing loss.

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Senior capstone projects merge technology and humanities through digital media

From virtual reality projects that foster empathy for the deaf and hard of hearing to a video game that supports English language learners, five teams of digital media students tackle real-world problems.

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The professor and students using the scanner.

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Saving the lost text of a Torah scroll

Professor Gregory Heyworth and his digital media students are using different wavelengths of light to reveal illegible text that could create a sacred, tangible link with Jewish congregations lost to the Holocaust.

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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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