• Digital Media Arts Major


    Major Program

    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 four 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: Digital Media Arts

    To earn a degree in Digital Media Arts requires the completion of 13 courses.

    Foundation Sequence (2 courses)

     

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    • Arts Elective - One course selected from the following:

    Technical Skills Courses (5 courses)

    Three 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. See the course listings for each year to see the available offerings. New courses are added regularly. Some courses are in rotation.  

    Digital Media Arts Gateway

    This course must be taken in conjunction with the declaration of major. Majors and minors must successfully pass DMA 3100 to continue in the program.

    Interconnected Electives (4 courses)

    The four 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 four courses must reflect a cohesive intellectual investigation. At least two of the courses in this sequence must be at the 3000 level or above. The four course sequence must be approved by the Director of the Digital Media Arts program at the time the major is declared.

    Senior Seminar