Digital Media Technologies, Minor

The Digital Media Technologies Minor is an interdisciplinary minor offered through the Department of Media Studies and Production (MSP) within the School of Media and Communication and the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) within the College of Science and Technology. This minor is designed to expand students' knowledge of the information age and enable them to share communications over the internet using fast evolving, emerging technologies. 

The minor is available to undergraduate students in Media Studies and Production, Computer & Information Science, as well as other departments and colleges. Upon completion of the minor, students should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Use technology to integrate internet content with computers and mobile devices. 
  • Design and implement content for various digital media, utilizing database technologies.
  • Critically analyze decisions made regarding the use of technology, specifically in the social and ethical domains.
  • Understand the impact of current and emerging technologies on communications, both locally and globally.
  • Create effective written communications make professional presentations. 
  • Analyze and solve problems efficiently. 

Transfer credits are not accepted for credit for the minor.

Contact Information:

Sally Kyvernitis, CIS Faulty Advisor
Science Education and Research Center, Room 330

Dr. Nancy Morris, MSP Chairperson, Contact for MSP Requirements
Annenberg Hall, Room 205

Minor Requirements

  • Students with a GPA of 2.00 or more may declare this major by contacting either CST advising (215-204-2890) or MSP advising (215-204-5273). See additional Grade Requirements below.
  • Five (5) of the Digital Media Technologies minor courses must be distinct from the student's major. Students should see their CST or MSP advisor for course substitutions. 
  • Students without a CIS background should begin their CIS courses in their Junior year or earlier.
Two Required MSP Courses:
MSP 1701Introduction to Media Technology 13
MSP 2741Introduction to Internet Studies and Web Authoring3
Two Required CIS Courses:
CIS 1052Introduction to Web Technology and Programming 24
CIS 1056Advanced Web Technology and Programming 24
Two Electives:
One CST course and one MSP course are required for non-MSP and non-CIS majors. However, MSP students may choose two CST electives instead and CIS students may choose two MSP electives instead.
Select two courses from the following:7-9
MSP Elective Options
Emergent Media Production
Information Technology Policy
Law and Ethics of Digital Media
Mobile Media
Creating a Media Business
CIS Elective Options
CIS 2000+ level course 3
Advanced Techniques in Microscopy 3
Mobile Computing Technologies
Total Credit Hours21-23

MSP majors can take MSP 2701 or MSP 2751 instead of MSP 1701.


This course cannot count for COLLEGE credit for students who have already successfully completed CIS 2168.


This course requires additional prerequisites outside of the Digital Media Technology Minor coursework.

Elective Requirements

  • All prerequisites must be completed to enroll in minor courses or permission from both the faculty advisor and instructor must be obtained prior to registration.  

Grade Requirements

  • Minor credit is not given for grades below C-.  
  • Students must maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average in the program to successfully complete this minor.

Residency Requirements

At least 5 courses required for the minor must be completed at Temple. At least 2 CIS courses and at least 2 MSP courses must be completed at Temple.