UConn Bound

UConn Bound

Congrats, you are #UConnBound!

Congratulations, you did it!! Welcome to your new home and family, UConn’s Department of Digital Media & Design! You’re invited to our special event for admitted students for either our Storrs or Stamford campus! Be sure to register for the campus to which you were admitted!

  • Join over 330 zany and passionate students who want to create, design, and strategize with you!
  • Collaborate with 10+ partner corporations and organizations each semester.
  • Experience great internships and unique opportunities.
  • Gain the skills that will help you to land that dream job after graduation!

 

Faculty waving from Zoom!

Computer Requirements: DMD majors must purchase a laptop and Adobe software. As this is required for the major, FAFSA packages can be used for the purchase. Please see our DMD Computer Requirements guidelines, which also includes a First Year Recommended Accessory Kit and Gear Recommendations for Film/Video Production majors.

Join us for the great events planned below! And check out some of the other cool events planned by UConn Admissions here.

Be sure to check this page regularly and follow us on social media! We will be making regular updates and sharing events via these methods.

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SPRING 2022 EVENTS:

STORRS ADMITTED STUDENTS

You’re Invited to UConn Bound Day!
Saturday, April 2, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., EST

This is UConn Nation.

We’ve planned an action-packed event for our admitted students filled with the best UConn has to offer. Faculty, students, and staff are ready to make sure UConn starts to feel a little more like home. It’s a big day because it’s a big decision. Registration will be available in your applicant portal beginning in early March. (Note: The DMD session has already reached “capacity” so it’s no longer visible in the applicant portal.  However, everyone is welcome to attend, although seating is first-come, first-served. Please be sure to fill out our DMD Event Registration so that we can properly welcome you!)  

Start building friendships with students in the class of #UConnDMD2026! We are excited to welcome you and show you our facilities in Bishop Center on the Storrs Campus. Come meet our extraordinary DMD students and faculty and see all that UConn has to offer! Ask questions, tour our space, meet current and future students, learn about the concentrations offered on the Storrs campus  (3D Animation, Motion Design & Animation, Digital Film/Video Production, Game Design Digital Media Business Strategies, Digital Culture, and Web/Interactive Media Design).

Explore our Motion Capture Studio, Film Production Studio, VR / Gaming Studio, Social Media Analytics Command Center, Digital Experience Lab, Cintiq Lab, and more! 

Registration for the overall UConn Bound day is available through the applicant portal.

 

REGISTER FOR STORRS DMD EVENT

 

Storrs UConn Bound Schedule:  (View details about the university schedule here)

9:00 a.m. Welcome Ceremony for Future Huskies
Gampel Pavilion

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Dean's Welcome
von der Mehden Recital Hall

10:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
Presentation on the DMD Program & Careers
10:30 a.m. - von der Mehden Recital Hall, or 12:00 p.m. - Bishop Center, room 146
Learn about the Digital Media & Design program, research and internship opportunities, alumni success, and careers in digital media.

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Student-led Facility Tours & Interactive Activities
Tours start from von der Mehden Recital Hall or the Bishop Center, Room 136 
Explore our newly remodeled facilities, including our Film Production Studio, Motion Capture Studio, DX Lab, Social Media Analytics Command Center, VR/Game Studio, and Cintiq lab. Snap a photo in our Photobooth, #UConnDMD2026! 

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet Current DMD Faculty & Students
Bishop Center, Room 006 
Engage in personal, one-on-one conversations with faculty and students from our seven DMD concentrations: 3D Animation, Digital Film/Video Production, Game Design, Digital Culture, Digital Media Business Strategies, Motion Design & Animation, and Web/Interactive Media Design.

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tour of Advanced Film Studio & BFA Exhibition
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts (meet in Bishop Center Lobby at 1:15 p.m.)
Interested in our Film/Video Concentration? We will walk together across campus to our professional film studio in the Jorgensen, where you can have a hands-on experience with our industry-grade film production equipment. While there, check out the senior projects in our 2022 BFA Exhibition, Resilience, installed in the Jorgensen Gallery.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SFA Dean Meet-and-Greet
Arts Atrium Lobby, Zachs Family Fine Arts Building (ARTB, F7)
1295 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT

 

Can’t make our April 2nd UConn Bound Day, but visiting campus? Arrange for a UConn Storrs Digital Media & Design Facilities VIP Tour and Meet & Greet (by appointment).  

Admitted students can come to campus to tour our facilities and ask questions. Contact Stacy Webb at: 860-486-6765 or stacy.webb@uconn.edu to schedule a one-on-one meeting and tour.

 

Watch our Virtual Tour of Bishop Center, home of our DMD Storrs Program:
Explore our Motion Capture Studio, Film Production Studio, VR / Gaming Studio, Social Media Analytics Command Center, Digital Experience Lab, Cintiq Lab, and more!
Watch a day in the life of a Storrs DMD student:

Top Ten Reasons to Choose UConn DMD

Learn more about DMD @ UConn Storrs. If you have additional questions about DMD, please contact Stacy Webb at stacy.webb@uconn.edu or call 860-486-6765.

STAMFORD ADMITTED STUDENTS

You’re Invited to DMD Stamford Admitted Students Day
Saturday, April 9, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., EST
University of Connecticut-Stamford Campus
1 University Pl
Stamford, CT 06901

Learn more about UConn Stamford's Digital Media and Design (DMD) program and the unique opportunities available for our students in Stamford. You can study motion design & animation, film/video production, web/interactive media design, or digital media business strategies! You will have an opportunity to meet current DMD students, see facilities, view student work, and meet our talented faculty over lunch. This event is open to all students admitted to the UConn Stamford campus for fall 2022 who have already declared  Digital Media and Design or have expressed an interest in studying DMD. Registration required.  Please contact Wanda Palma for more information.

 

Stamford UConn Bound Schedule:

Welcome Coffee for Admitted DMD students!
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

About DMD Stamford presentation
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
This presentation will provide a summary of a retrospective journey of a DMD Stamford student who's completed one year in the program.

Tour & Mini Student Showcase
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. 
A short tour of DMD labs, followed by a showcase of student work. Attendees visit student booths to see student work samples

Lunch with DMD faculty (for Admitted DMD students only
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Information session: "I am admitted, now what?"
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Campus and Residential Hall Tour (optional)
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 

REGISTER FOR DMD STAMFORD EVENT

 

Can’t make our April 9 Open House Day, but visiting campus? Arrange for a UConn Stamford Digital Media & Design VIP Tour and Meet & Greet (30 minutes), select Tuesdays at 4pm (Stamford campus tours follow at 5pm).

Students interested in Digital Media & Design are invited to visit campus to learn more about the program and its concentrations. Visits include a tour of our unique DMD space which includes a film studio, Social Media Analytics Command Center, and a state-of-the-art Mac Lab, as well as an optional campus tour. Check Tuesdays on the calendar to register.

REGISTER FOR STAMFORD DMD TOUR

 

Top Ten Reasons to Choose UConn DMD

Learn more about DMD @ UConn Stamford. If you have questions about the event, contact Wanda Palma at wanda.palma@uconn.edu or call 203-817-7194.

Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design Speaker Series

Select Mondays for the rest of the semester

Join UConn’s Digital Media & Design department in welcoming industry professionals, artists, and media scholars from film, game, design, cultural and other sectors to discuss how issues of equity manifest in their work, creative processes, and professions, allowing us to reflect on how our own practice can support greater equity, diversity, and inclusion. Free and open to the public.

LEARN MORE + REGISTER


Para nuestra comunidad latina/x: hablamos en español

Wanda Palma Funny“¡Bienvenidos a DMD!

Mi nombre es Wanda y soy administradora de habla hispana en el programa de Diseño y Medios Digitales en Stamford. Si usted o sus padres desean conversar sobre el programa o tienen alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse conmigo, podemos comunicarnos por correo electrónico o programar una llamada. Estoy aquí para ayudarles." - Wanda Palma (wanda.palma@uconn.edu



Our Concentrations

Digital Media Business Strategies

Digital Media Business Strategies

B.A. in Digital Media & Design (generalist)

BA in DMD

About DMD

We create future leaders in design, communications, business, and entertainment. Students can study animation, gaming, web design & development, digital media business strategies, film / video production, and the digital humanities.

Under the guidance of faculty who are all experienced professionals and practitioners, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and engage with leading-edge hardware and software to both produce and measure digital media content for both today - and tomorrow’s - brave new digital world. Our commitment to experiential learning in the classroom prepares our students to respond to real-world challenges that will distinguish them as thinkers, creators and innovators in the digital space.

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FULL-TIME FACULTY

who are industry professionals and award-winning artists

300+

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

across our 7 concentrations

12:1

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO

89%

OF ALUMNI LAND AN INDUSTRY JOB

within a year of graduation

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CAMPUSES

both Storrs & Stamford offer four-year undergraduate degrees

80+

UNIQUE CLASSES

provide a rich educational experience in each concentration

100+

INTERNSHIPS

secured each year at leading companies in Connecticut and beyond!

20+

COLLABORATIONS 

EACH YEAR with creative arts entities and corporate clients

25+

VISITING EXPERTS

on campus to present, network, workshop, and mentor students each year