Apr 22, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

Digital Studies Minor

The minor in digital studies explores the rich potential of digital media for critical analysis and creative discovery. Learning the exciting and dynamic potential of a broad array of tools and technologies, students create innovative projects, from photo essays to web-based documentaries, from interactive videos to sophisticated websites, and from typography in motion to 3-D visualizations. Elective courses explore media for social change, tangible computing, transmedia expression and more, allowing students to use media in pursuit of their own interests and to enhance their majors.

All digital studies courses combine theory and practice in lab-based seminars featuring hands-on tutorials to support students in producing sophisticated media-rich work. Participants in this minor gain powerful skills useful in future endeavors within or beyond academia, where the ability to work effectively with media is a crucial job skill.

Information about courses and other program offerings can be obtained by emailing the Media Arts and Practice program at map@cinema.usc.edu.

Program Requirements

A minimum of 20 units is required to complete the minor. All courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Honors Thesis Track

Students who wish to pursue the honors track must submit an application to their minor adviser. If approved, students will complete a capstone thesis project during their senior year in order to earn an honors designation. Students must enroll in the following thesis courses: