My name is Luke Rice. I am a 2010 graduate with a Digital Media major with emphasis in Internet and Art. I am also pursuing Computer Information Systems and Art minors.
Why I came to Greenville College
I have two older sisters who both went to GC. Instead of looking around at other colleges, I figured it would be a simple process if I also attended Greenville. After looking through the majors at GC, I decided that Digital Media seemed like an appropriate choice. I knew I wanted to do something with computers or graphics, but I was not really set on a specific category. The Digital Media program offers multiple tracks that cover very different material and allow students to choose the ones that fit. Once I tried my hand in each of them, I was able to narrow down what I really wanted to do.
I really enjoy working in most of the fields that the Digital Media major covers, but a few of my favorites are photography, web design, graphic design, programming, and video work. I have worked on many memorable projects and had great experiences, but the one that stands out the most involves photography. I studied for a semester in Sydney, Australia in the fall of 2008 through the Best Semester program partnership with GC. This gave me an opportunity to practice my photography skills and would have never been possible without the foundational skills I learned in the Digital Photography class taught as part of the DM curriculum.
The best thing about the Digital Media program
I think the best and most beneficial thing about the Digital Media program is the customizability of the program. The Intro to DM class takes you on a journey through the different subjects and students can quickly find the areas which they would prefer to study further. This enables the student to set up their course schedule and intended emphasis based upon experience instead of trying to guess what each emphasis might include.
If you are considering Greenville College's Digital Media program, I encourage you to look into the specific areas that are covered because GC's wide range of material coverage will more than likely be exactly customizable to what you want to do.