The University of Houston
Mascot: Shasta the Cougar
Campus History & Origin
The Umiversity of Houston is a four-year public university that was founded in 1927. In 1927 it started out as the Houston Junior College and grew to become the University of Houston in 1934. Later on it acquired the land for a permanent campus that later opened in 1939.
The University of Houston became a state university in 1963 and became part of the University of Houston System. The University of Houston system is comprised of branches of the university in the surrounding regions of Houston.
Today the University of Houston is a major public research-conducting and teaching college and is home to a diverse group of almost 40,000 students as well as providing approximately 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees.
63% of applicants are admitted
Spring/Summer/Fall 2015 Applicants:
Top 10 Percentile
- SAT I Total: no minimum
- ACT Composite: no minimum
Top 11-25 Percentile
- SAT I Total: 1000 or
- ACT Composite: 21
Top 26-50 Percentile
- SAT 1 Total: 1100 or
- ACT Composite: 24
51 and lower percentile
- Individual Review
Tuition and Costs
The University of Houston is home to over 400 organizations, fraternities and sororities, leadership programs and other groups as well as 16 intercollegiate sports teams. In addition to that you can often find many opportunities to enjoy the arts through performances and art exhibits.
Degree Plan: Digital Media
Requirements for Degree
Core: 42 hours
Digital Media Major Requirements: 60-semester-hours
Area of Emphasis: 12-semester-hours
Electives: 6 hours
University Core Curriculum:
(6 semester hours which includes university core)
Writing in the Disciplines
(3 semester hours which includes university core)
American History and Government/Political Science
(12 semester hours which includes university core)
Language, Philosophy & Culture
(3 semester hours which includes university core - choose from approved list)
(3 semester hours which includes university core - choose from approve list)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
(3 semester hours which includes university core)
Life & Physical Sciences
(6 semester hours which includes university core - choose from approved list)
(12-13 semester hours which includes university core from courses listed below)
eMedia area of emphasis requires
Digital Media Major Requirements:
DIGM 2350 - Graphics for Digital Media Credit Hours: 3.0
Students must choose one area of emphasis:
(prerequisite of MATH 1330 and MATH 1431)
DIGM 4396 - Internship in Digital Media Credit Hours: 3.0
University of Houston Web Design
8644 University Rd.
May 19th, 2015
Good day Erin Rowley,
I would like to apply for the job of web and digital media student assistant as a work study position, as I have discussed with you before.
As I have mentioned, I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media. I understand the circumstances in which I will work under if I receive this job and I am perfectly comfortable with and enjoy a diverse surrounding as a workspace. My passion for digital media is expressed through my boundless knowledge of various social medias, various software for Mac and PC, as well as interest and experience in videography and photography. I have grown a strong bond with my Integrated Media professor, Professor Irwin. His experience in videography and photography along with his mentorship have given me the experience necessary for this job.
I would like to pursue a career in the digital media industry and be able to do things like create my own websites and such that can change the world. If I am accepted for this position, I will have the chance to attain experience that will prepare me for the workforce. It would be my pleasure to work for you. I would like to thank you in advance for considering me for the position as I would greatly benefit you.
1234 Borealis St
Letter of Recommendation
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Director of Internet Business Strategies
San Diego State University
San Diego, California
1234 Street Name, El Paso, TX, 79938
Phone: (915)-567-8910 E-Mail: email@example.com
Obtaining a job at the Microsoft Corporation to utilize my passion of Internet technology and digital media, grow professionally, and utilize the skills I have obtained toward this job.
Often volunteered at the library and media center at school as well as assist students who had trouble using programs like Adobe Photoshop, PowerPoint, Word, Access, Excel, GarageBand, and Adobe Premier Pro.
Work Study 2019-2020
n Worked as a Web and Digital Media Assistant at the University of Houston under the direction of Professor Cruncleton. Used videography and photography in a diverse environment as well as create and edit websites including the school website.
Worked at a retail Apple store in Houston. Moved up to the position of general manager and recently resigned in search for a more fulfilling job.
High School Diploma 2014-2018
El Dorado High School
National Honor Society
International Baccalaureate Certificate of Completion
Bachelor’s in Digital Media 2018-2022
University of Houston
Dean’s List 2018-2022
Work fast paced
Experienced with various soft wares for Mac and PC as well as various social media
Knowledgeable about Internet technology
Experienced with computer companies
Creative and expressive when using Internet technology and digital software
Today, technology has become the basis for which humans do anything. Consequently, I am part of the generation that has grown up with the constant necessity and accessibility of computer technology and the Internet which explains why I’ve known how to use a computer since i was three years old. Over time I have been exposed to and become proficient with many different types of software and social media sources. And today the increase of technological innovation is still necessary to society, which is why I want to go to the University of Houston. As a tier one school, I believe that their educational opportunities will provide me with the means that will allow me to change the world through internet technology and digital media that I have grown to love.
Technology has always been a part of my life. When I was a toddler, I used to play educational games on the Internet whether it was through computer games my parents bought me, or the Nick Jr. website. After I started school, I learned how to use PowerPoint in first grade due to the school enforcing the usage of technology. Since then I became more proficient with programs like PowerPoint and Word throughout elementary and middle school. Additionally, throughout middle school and high school, I became familiar with social media. At this point in my life, I realized just how much technology affects humanity. Microsoft software showed to be corporately beneficial to society while it appeared that social media was the negative side of technology. It showed the downfall of humanity because of the idiocy and ignorance that was heavily evident. However, it also proved to beneficial because people could express themselves as well as properly inform the public of the internet with personal accounts of current events whether the events were covered by CNN or World Star Hip Hop. This side of technology and internet fascinated me. I became infatuated with the idea of the world becoming interconnected and sharing yourself with the world as well as expressing yourself creatively through web programs and software.
As another consideration, I believe that it is my duty to bring something different to this world; the internet being one of many mediums. Social media brings the world together, by allowing people from all over the world to connect over similar interests shown through specific social media and I want to be able to use the internet and digital media to bring people even closer. I want to be able to inform people about the things they care about while being accurate. I want to be the voice of those who don’t have one. I want to provide new opportunities for people through social media and bring forth new ideas. Being able to attend the University of Houston would make me one step closer to all of these goals. I’ve spent a lot of my youth using computers and variations like smartphones and tablets and I have found infinite patterns that make everything the same. Like Ghandi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. This quote inspires me to bring something different to the world and an easy way to reach the world is through the Internet.
It would be dream to attend the University of Houston because it would give me the necessary foundation to achieve my goals and bring something different to the online world. I would be able to attain the skills and education necessary to be the beneficiality of humanity through a digital media major.
Career: Multimedia Developer
A multimedia developer can range from creating the graphics in video games to movie animations to creating websites.
The earnings for a multimedia developer can range from $30,000-$120,000.
There is a general high demand for multimedia developers and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the employment rate for multimedia developers will raise 20% from 2012-2022.
A multimedia developer works on multimedia productions like videogames, movies, and websites. They develop the ideas for these productions and find a collaborative group of financers and other creative minds to make them a reality. They can work for large corporations or be self-employed. A multimedia developer should have a technological knowledge of Web and media as well as communication skills.
Job requirements for entry level positions include a Bachelor's degree in computer science, graphic design and similar or related degrees. Additionally having certifications in Adobe software and/or Microsoft software can make an employee stand out.
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