Degree Requirements - University of Houston
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Degree Requirements

Important Information

Beginning in Fall 2021, declared Digital Media students and declared Graphic Communications Technology, Motion Media, and Tech Package Design minors will be required to have a suitable laptop which is in good working order with the latest software and antivirus updates for their entire period of undergraduate study.

  • Notebook computer (PC or Mac) capable of handling the Adobe Creative Cloud—Graphic Design portion. Here are some example requirements.
  • DSLR Camera capable of still and video capture
  • Student subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Note that precise specifications, which will be updated as technology changes. Computer labs will continue to be available for courses that require specialized software and/or hardware: i.e., most junior and senior courses.


Digital Media is a method for solving problems that are independent of any industry. It weaves in and out of everyday lives, business ventures, government, education, and more.  It requires a blend of innovation and technical proficiencies to inform and inspire action.  


The Core Areas of Digital Media

  • Art
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Business

For the official requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media, see the University of Houston Catalog*

Course Sequence Chart Technical Electives

15 Semester Hours

  • DIGM 3252 - Graphic Communication Output Credit Hours: 2.0
  • DIGM 3152 - Graphic Communication Output Lab Credit Hours: 1.0
  • DIGM 3350 - Digital Media Materials and Processes Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 3355 - Package Technology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 3356 - ePublishing Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 3370 - Two Dimensional Computer Generated Imagery Animation Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 3374 - Video Production 2 Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 4350 - Venue Transmedia Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 4371 - 3D Modeling and Animation Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 4373 - Photographic Tone and Color Reproduction Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 4375 - Package Design Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 4381 - Mobile Application Design Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 4382 - Simulation and Gaming Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 4390 - Current Issues in Digital Media Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 4396 - Internship in Digital Media Credit Hours: 3.0
  • DIGM 4397 - Selected Topics in Digital Media Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HDCS 4369 - Entrepreneurship Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HDCS 4374 - Entrepreneurial E-Tailing Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HDCS 4375 - Strategies in E-Tailing Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ELET 2300 - Introduction to C++ Programming Credit Hours: 3.0
  • COSC 1306 - Computer Science & Programming Credit Hours: 3.0
  • SCLT 2380 - Distribution Channels Credit Hours: 3.0
  • SCLT 3381 - Industrial and Consumer Sales Credit Hours: 3.0

Things you need to know:  

  • DIGM has a strict prerequisite structure.  Courses must be taken in order.  (see chart)
  • Not all DIGM courses are offered every semester.  
  • You are required to have a laptop
  • You are required to have an Adobe subscription
  • DIGM courses have strict policies around transferring from other schools
  • You must take DIGM 1300 before you can declare as a DIGM major.  
  • Always check with your academic advisor.
  • Students must have a minimum of 2.00 in major

Major GPA will be calculated based on the major requirements.

  • 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average in courses attempted at the University of Houston
  • 36 of the credit hours must be advanced (junior or senior level)
  • Final residency - The last 30 semester hours to be applied toward a bachelor’s degree must be taken in residence at UH
  • 9 advanced credit hours in the department of major in residence at UH
  • 120 hours required for this degree
  • Limit of 66 credit hours in lower-level (1000 and 2000 level) transfer credit toward an undergraduate degree at the University of Houston
  • Students may use no more than two semester hours in physical education activity courses
  • Students must satisfy TSI to graduate