Digital and Media Studies students working at the WGTE Studio

Complete real-world digital and media studies projects for companies and organizations. The Bachelor of Arts Digital & Media Studies program allows students to develop expertise in an area they are interested in while mastering technology skills.

The flexible curriculum is customized to each student’s interests. Throughout the program, DMS majors choose their specialization, take self-paced online coding paths and methods courses, complete an internship, gain hands-on real world experience, and prepare a professional portfolio that represents their work.

Click here to view a showcase of our students’ work!

Student Produced Projects

Digital and Media Studies working with WGTE to produce a show

ENG 351 Media Writing students were filming with WGTE today! It was the culmination of the class’ semester-long project to create a show. They filmed live-to-tape (filmed studio takes in real time as though the show were live). Students served in the following roles: presenter, camera operator, floor manager, director, audio technician, and teleprompter operator! #LourdesStrong

Digital and Media Studies students holding a banner outside of WAKT 106.1 radio station

The hits keep coming! DMS 299: Topics–Radio Broadcasting students visited studio of WAKT 106.1, Toledo’s Community Radio Station. In this class, the Digital & Media Studies students are working on 30 minute episodes of programs that they designed. While at the studio, they recorded 30 second promos for their shows.  Mark your calendar! At its board meeting Sunday, the station approved a student showcase of these shows to be broadcast on WAKT 106.1 on Sunday, May 8 starting at noon. Tune in on or the WAKT mobile app (available for Apple and Android).

College & Covid the Struggle is Real

Dr. Shawna Rushford-Spence, Associate Professor of English, and students enrolled in ENG 351 Media Writing teamed up with WGTE Public Media to produce the docufilm College Covid the Struggle is Real. Students wrote stories and interviewed Lourdes University faculty and staff regarding the latest updates about COVID-19 from the CDC.

Digital And Media Studies Defined

As a DMS major, you will:

  • study the relationship between technology and culture
  • develop communication skills to mediate between technology experts and non-experts
  • preserve and organize information in digital formats so information becomes useful knowledge, and
  • analyze the world of text and image, past and present, with new digital methods and tools.

21st Century Job Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Digital & Media Studies prepares graduates to pursue 21st century jobs

  • web content developer
  • digital media designer
  • social media marketer
  • technical writer
  • SEO content specialist
  • digital humanities faculty
  • immersive technologies librarian
  • digital assets librarian
  • instructional designer
  • digital archivist

“Growing Up in Toledo” Exhibit

Learn more about this collaboration with Lourdes DMS students and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library