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Digital Media Production

Why Study Digital Media Production?

Digital media production is integral to the world of entertainment, sports, and communication. Studying digital media production from theoretical, aesthetic, and applied approaches provides the knowledge needed to move content from pre-production planning to finished communication product. You will learn to distribute your content across multiple platforms and to make educated decisions about the strengths of each platform. That decision-making process includes consideration of your audience and how the content can be best structured to reach that audience on the media devices they use. Digital media production students draw on creative abilities within the course curriculum structure to build skills and apply knowledge that translates to the professional world.

Why Study Digital Media Production at Butler?

Butler provides the small class size and quality faculty that allow students to work collaboratively from their first year of study. The production lab spaces and equipment are updated on a regular cycle so students get access to hardware and software that keep close pace with industry changes. Students can engage in multiple internship and practical cocurricular experiences that provide feedback about their progress in developing professional skills and knowledge. Additionally, students benefit from Butler’s location within Indianapolis and proximity to all media and corporate venues a city of this size offers.

Digital Media Production Student Learning Outcomes

  • Exhibit an ability to find, synthesize, and evaluate information applicable to the discipline
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the links between aesthetics and creating messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context of the communication
  • Demonstrate a mastery of the technologies required by the discipline
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in collaboration with others

Recording Industry Studies

Why Study the Recording Industry?

The business of popular music is an important, specialized component of the larger entertainment and communication industries. It is an exciting time to be involved in this ever-changing field in which new opportunities regularly arise. By studying the recording industry, you will gain a professional edge while preparing for an exciting and rewarding career.

Why Study the Recording Industry at Butler?

Butler’s Recording Industry Studies (RIS) Program is designed to prepare students for managing a wide spectrum of creative enterprises. RIS majors will learn to transform their talents and dedication into marketable skills required by music publishers, radio, performing rights organizations, talent agencies, record labels, concert promoters, and performance venues. Butler’s RIS program provides creative preparation to nurture industry-specific competencies while simultaneously providing multiple experiential opportunities. RIS majors learn about the many facets of the business that drive popular music today, including varied career paths, multiple revenue streams, media law, and production. Students engage in internships, volunteer opportunities, and community partnerships in which they put into practice the knowledge and skills gained from start to finish in their studies. Throughout their time in the program, students interact with industry professionals and have access to professional equipment and work spaces. Students can complete their RIS degree with an impressive résumé, work examples of which they can be proud, and a valuable network of industry contacts. It is our goal to graduate students who are prepared to be tomorrow’s leaders in an ever-evolving music business.

Recording Industry Studies Student Learning Outcomes

  • Exhibit an ability to find, synthesize, and evaluate information applicable to thedisciplines
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the links between aesthetics and creating messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context of the communication
  • Demonstrate a mastery of the technologies required by the disciplines
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in collaboration with others

Web Development and Design

Why Study Web Development and Design?

In today’s digital world, the web is everywhere. Every business needs a web presence, and that presence must be accessible for a variety of digital devices. Students will learn to design, develop, and implement a variety of websites and web applications that can be viewed on smartphones, tablets, computers, and televisions. As this digital landscape continues to change, so does our program. We constantly evaluate the wants and needs of the industry and employers to provide students with the best education for today’s marketplace.

Why Study Web Development and Design at Butler?

Butler offers a unique opportunity for students by combining both web design and development into our degree. Students will learn all aspects of web development, from conceptual wireframes and interaction design all the way through to the development and implementation of their final product. This combination allows students to fill a variety of web jobs, becoming a versatile asset in the industry. Students benefit from Butler’s location within Indianapolis, providing many internship opportunities in the web field.

Web Development and Design Student Learning Outcomes

  • Exhibit an ability to find, synthesize, and evaluate information applicable to the disciplines
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the links between aesthetics and creating messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context of the communication
  • Demonstrate a mastery of the technologies required by the disciplines
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in collaboration with others