• Digital Media Arts

    For Future Artists

    Digital technology has radically altered the ways in which we understand, create and consume media arts. The courses offered through the Digital Media Arts department provide opportunities for young artists and designers to develop the formal and technical skills that will enable them to create works that engage and challenge a changing society.

    Majors will pursue one of four areas of specialization: video, audio, web, or graphic design. These areas are broadly defined and will commonly overlap, corresponding to students' specific skills, interests, and goals. The courses in this discipline emphasize the integration of theory and practice.

    Hamline's digital media arts major is ideal for future artists, designers, makers, and professionals who will become immersed in the vanguard of current and developing media arts practices, such as audio-visual installation, net art, interactive media design, performance, 3D printing, sound art, and physical computing. Department faculty are engaged with emerging digital media forms and theory, which positions students on the leading edge of a rapidly evolving media arts landscape.

    Direct Feedback

    The DMA major focuses on the development of creative, technical, and critical skills while providing students with hands-on learning experiences and regular evaluation as they progress through their coursework. Students will receive further individualized feedback on their work through routine portfolio reviews; special emphasis is placed on developing robust portfolios to help students achieve their creative and professional goals as well as prepare them for postgraduate study.

    Faculty in the Digital Media Arts program include artist/practitioners in a range of fields as well as scholars engaged in analyzing the ways digital media is changing society.

    Wide Breadth of Knowledge

    The major also develops the broad critical skills central to the liberal arts. It is intentionally interdisciplinary, and students will pursue the major in explicit relation to other fields, such as Performing Arts, Studio Arts, Art History, Anthropology, English, Social Justice, Computer Science, Film Studies, and Critical Media Theory.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Digital Media Arts.

  • News

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    Curt Lund, assistant professor of digital media arts, presented new research at "Design and Displacement," the Design History Society's 2018 annual conference, hosted by Parsons School of Design in New York City.

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    A logo designed by Emily Ferm, junior majoring in digital media art, has been selected to represent Feed Your Brain, a student-led initiative to increase awareness of food insecurity and increase food access for Hamline students.

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    Artwork by digital media arts senior Jordan Coffer has been selected to represent the 2018 Zine Librarians unConference, an international gathering to be held in Minneapolis in July. The gathering will be hosted by the Hennepin County Libraries system, University of Minnesota Libraries, and Minneapolis Community and Technical College Library.