The Bachelor of Science in Digital Communications and Media (DCoM) prepares you for the demands of a fast-changing media environment. In this practice-based degree, you will develop artistic and technical proficiency in a range of digital media - from design principles to interactive or motion design to filmmaking. Theoretical topics such as the cultural impact and ethical responsibility of a mass communication professional help build a holistic understanding of contemporary media
BS in Digital Communications and Media (DCoM)
Build a Visual vocabulary and learn about theoretical concepts in a broad exposure to media fields from graphic design to web design, from video to motion design, from content strategy to media History. Next you decide on a concentration in Interactive or Time-Based Media.
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The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) designation is assigned to programs that have quantitative/technical focus and enable students to participate in a longer optional practical training post-graduation.
Core Courses & Liberal Arts Electives
Core courses provide an in-depth exploration of the liberal arts that expands your critical thinking and analytical skills, increases your knowledge, and develops your intellect.
Earn academic credit while gaining industry experience. Work with coaches at the Wasserman Center to learn how to land an internship that will let you put what you have learned in the classroom into action.
Work in close consultation with a faculty advisor on a senior thesis or project in your field of study.
Media Theory and Media Practice Foundation courses expose you to hands-on design concepts, theory and workflow including real-life client projects before choosing to focus on a DCoM concentration.
DCom Elective Courses
Students select elective credits from DCoM course offerings in consultation with their advisor.
Students select one of the following concentrations:
Time-Based Media: Video and Motion Design
Focuses on linear production and post production for video and broadcast media.
Interactive Media: Web and Mobile Devices
Focuses on design and programming for web sites, mobile and interactive devices.
The degree is a 128 credit program consisting of a required set of core courses (32 credits), liberal arts electives (16 credits), required media courses (16 credits), required DCoM courses (28 credits), concentration courses (16 credits), DCoM elective courses (16 credits) and a graduation project (4 credits).
Concentration (8+16 cr)
After two intermediate courses students take 16 credits in their concentration.
Students select an additional 16 credits from any of the Digital Communications and Media courses, which may include the following course. In addition to Digital Communications and Media courses, students may select courses in Leadership and Management Studies, Media Studies, and Information Systems Management in consultation with their advisor.
CORE Courses (32 cr)
Liberal Arts Electives
Students select an additional 16 credits of liberal arts courses in consultation with their advisor.
Applications will be reviewed for evidence of:
- Academic preparedness suggestive of success at the baccalaureate level
- Rationale for desire to pursue selected academic subject of study
- Personal attributes that predict readiness for advanced college-level work (e.g., motivation to learn, time management, personal responsibility, maturity)
- Self-reflection on work or life experiences that shape one’s educational and career goals
- Leadership skill or potential demonstrated through community service, volunteer positions or other activities
Associates degree or equivalent of 45 transferable college credits required
Recommended minimum 3.3 (B+) GPA
Domestic Application Deadlines
Early Decision: July 1
Final: August 1
Early Decision: November 1,
Final: January 1
International Application Deadlines
Early Decision: February 1
Final: April 15
Early Decision: August 1
Final: October 1
Two Letters of Recommendation (1 required)
Official transcripts from all colleges attended
Standardized Tests (If required by Admissions team)
Application Fee $0
TOEFL scores are required for applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is not English. Successful candidates achieve a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test.
For the IELTS, a minimum overall band score of at least 7 is recommended.
NYUSPS does not prohibit applicants with lower TOEFL/IELTS scores from applying for admission since many factors influence the admissions decision.
Financing Your education
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