The evolution from an analog world to a digital world has changed the way we create, communicate, see, and think. Don’t sit back and be a passenger as this revolution shapes your world; The Digital Media Studies minor at Pace will equip you with the skills you need to analyze and produce new digital realities. This minor is open to undergraduate students from all Pace University programs and colleges.
Study Digital Media in the World's Media Capital
Home to more than 17,000 media companies employing more than 300,000 people, New York City has more media jobs and more multi-billion dollar media companies than any other city in the world. New York City holds just 2.7% of the US population, yet it accounts for 20.4% of magazine publisher employment, 15.4% of book publisher employment, 11.5% of motion picture employment and 19.6% of ad agency employment, all of which are digitized fields (NYC Economic Development Corp. Media. New York City. 2020 Report, 2012). Additionally, a 2012 report by The Boston Consulting Group noted that New York City has seen a significant growth in local digital start-ups and has also seen the establishment of a presence by major digital media companies such as Google, Twitter and eBay.
This minor requires that you take three core classes (9 credits) and at least three elective classes (9 credits), with at least one course (3 credits) in Critical Thinking and one course (3 credits) in Digital Technology/Production.
By completing the requirements for this minor, students will gain:
an understanding of key concepts and theories in the study of digital media
an awareness of the intersection of digital media and other specific disciplines
familiarity with issues of technology and its role in shaping societal norms and values
the ability to bridge theory and practice
the preparation to become active and critically aware participants and producers of technology
the potential to compete for employment in a wide variety of fields that require expertise in digital media design, production, and criticism.