The School of Digital Media at Ferris State University is the place to find majors aimed at students who want to be creative storytellers. The school boasts of three programs that are unique, state-of-the-art and forward thinking.
Seeking to develop both the creative spirit as well as the technical know-how to deliver stories effectively, students engage with industry standard software and equipment through project-oriented course work to learn their craft. In each major this applied approach to learning is coupled with small class sizes, internships with industry leaders, a proven track record of success and faculty who bring the perfect blend of education and industry experience.
The Digital Animation and Game Design (DAGD)program is focused on educating students in the latest tools and technology used to create digital and interactive content.
The required general education classes are targeted to future employees in digital technology as well as providing general knowledge and skills that will be useful in many aspects of life. The foundation classes provide depth of knowledge applicable to any digital technology field with classes in design, business, 3D animation, and programming.
If you have the passion to create, and enjoy employing next-generation technology, consider software engineering. Ferris’ Digital Media and Software Engineering (DMSE) bachelor's program teaches software engineering from design to delivery. Graduates have a mastery of the entire software engineering process. Ferris is committed to innovation and relevance, while covering traditional Software Engineering and Emerging technologies.
Whether you enjoy learning how movies are made, producing your own show to broadcast over the Internet, working behind a camera or editing images and sound, the Television and Digital Media Production (TDMP) major is the best way to reach your television or digital media goals. Combined, our award winning faculty have over 100 years of experience working in professional television and digital media production settings and are well respected around the nation for preparing students for a myriad of related careers.
The Pre-Digital Media associates degree is offered to students on both the Big Rapids or Grand Rapids campuses of Ferris State University. It is ideal for students who are unsure of the specific major within the School of Digital Media that they wish to pursue as it is comprised of courses from across the program offerings in the School. This allows students to experience aspects of each degree major listed above. It is also a good choice for students who wish to complete the DAGD or DMSE degree, but wish to start on the Big Rapids campus.