• Digital Media Arts Major
  • Digital Media Arts Major

    As with all artist training programs, courses in Digital Media Arts stress the development of technical skills in parallel with readings and experiences that focus on sharpening aesthetic awareness and critical understandings. The design of this major is interdisciplinary and the focus is on experiential learning in a reflective, critical context. Your selection of the two interconnected electives is an important part of this process. Your choices should be considered in concert with ongoing discussions with your advisor – and you will be asked to explain to a committee of faculty the intellectual coherence in your selections once they have been finalized.

    A critical part of developing as an artist is a process of regular formal review of accomplished work. To accomplish this goal all majors and minors must participate in scheduled portfolio reviews.

    Major Requirements

    To earn a degree in Digital Media Arts requires the completion of 12 4-credit courses and 2 2-credit capstone courses.

    Foundation Sequence (3 courses)

    • One arts elective selected from the following:
    • Other 1000-level Art History course with preapproval from the DMA Chair

    Studio Courses (6 courses)

    Four courses can be at the 1000 level and two must be at the 3000 level or above. At least three different technical areas must be represented in the selection of courses.

    • (also taught as ART 1900)
    • (also taught as ART 3900)

    Theory (1 course)

    Interconnected Electives (2 courses)

    The two courses in this cluster expand and refine your understanding of digital media as a technological force across disciplines. Each student, working with an advisor, will design and plan a sequence of courses to meet this requirement. The two courses must reflect a cohesive intellectual investigation. At least one of the courses in this sequence must be at the 3000-level or above. The two course sequence must be approved by the Chair of the Digital Media Arts program.

    Capstone (2 courses)

  • Career Development Center

    Learn more about career paths, transferable skills, and relevant organizations that relate to a major in Digital Media Arts.

    Download a career information sheet for your major from the Career Development Center. You may also contact the Career Development Center at 651-523-2302 or workshop@hamline.edu for more information.