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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: May 25, 2000

New Program Embraces
Digital Media

Communication studies students will be able to focus on the latest advances of the information age with a new degree concentration in digital media beginning this fall.

The specialized courses are so highly anticipated that the department has already received support from Play, Inc., a Rancho Cordova high tech company. Play, founded in 1994 by computer and video industry pioneers with the goal of melding high-end video and graphics, has donated $70,000 of equipment to support the degree program.

"With the addition of this concentration, the CSUS communication studies department is on the cusp of the future of communication," says Val Smith, communication studies department chair.

The new concentration will give students the background they need to work for multimedia and digital companies.

During their first semester students will take core courses including a survey of communication studies, graphics or media aesthetics, introduction to digital media and writing for interactive media. From there, students will branch out into one of two disciplines - digital video or multimedia.

Consultation with area professionals as well as communication professors and teachers in other CSUS departments was a part of the concentration's planning process.

More information is available by calling Smith at (916) 278-6688.


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