Overview

Every 5 years we update our program plan to ensure that we are keeping up with the current trends in the industries we serve. Fall of 2017 is an update year and the major changes include:

  • A program name change: from Digital Media to Digital Art and Design
  • A split of the single program plan into two program plans (focuses): Multimedia Design and Entertainment Arts.
  • We have added 4 new courses and revised many courses.

If you are a Freshman or Sophomore, you should be on one of the new focused plans: Multimedia Design or Entertainment Arts. You can work with any of the faculty (listed below) to transfer to the new plan if needed.

This website is designed to help you choose your courses each semester and to ensure that you get the maximum benefit from your academic experience at Kendall.

Every semester, you should consult with a Digital Media Faculty member prior to registering for classes. You have 10 elective courses and it is important to make informed decisions when choosing them.

The best way to stay on track and meet your graduation and career goals is to take courses in the order they are listed in the program plan sequence.

Feel free to contact any of your faculty with any questions on any topic. If they do not know the answer, they will point you in the right direction.

Advising Process Steps

Before you come to a session or meet with an advisor:

  • Obtain a paper copy of your program plan from student services. Get it from the desk. It will have your classes recorded on it by the registrar. That is your official transcript of your progress towards graduation.
  • If you are a Freshman or Sophomore, you should be on one of the two new program plans (Multimedia Design or Entertainment Arts). You can work with any of the faculty (listed below) to transfer to the new plan if you are currently on the old one (called Digital Media)
  • If you are a Junior or Senior, you can elect to remain on your current program plan (Digital Media)
  • Re-familiarize yourself with this advising website. Pay special attention to the recommendations for portfolio focuses.

1. Think about your Portfolio Focus?

  • What is your area of focus? If you are undecided, narrow it down to 2 or 3.

2. Consider how many credits are you taking?

  • To graduate in 4 years, you will need to take 15 credits per semesters or 12 per semester for Fall and Spring and 6 credits per summer semester.

3. Schedule an advising session with a full time faculty member or attend an advising session.

  • There, you will receive advise regarding your portfolio focus and which courses to enroll in next.

4. Register on MYFSU (ferris.edu > myFSU)

  • If you do not know how to log into MYFSU, a faculty member or DLC work study can show you how.

Digital Media Full Time Faculty

Brad Yarhouse: Program Chair: bradyarhouse@ferris.edu: Courses: 2D Animation, Imaging, Storyboarding, Thesis

Susan Bonner: bonners@ferris.edu: Courses: Visual Development, Digital Imaging

Mike Dollar: dollarm@ferris.edu: Courses: Sound Design and Thesis

Bill Fischer: fischerb@ferris.edu: Courses: Interaction Design, 2D Animation, Thesis, Portfolio

Kasey McCargar: kaseymccarger@ferris.edu: Courses: Video and Motion Design

Faculty Office: rm. 705