Jul 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Digital Arts, B.A.


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The B.A. in Digital Arts is an interdisciplinary major combining courses from the Departments of Art and Art History and Computer Science. The program develops students’ technical, aesthetic, analytical, and problem-solving skills. It also prepares them to work in computer-art and design-related fields such as mobile-application and web design, game development, visual effects, interactive media, and other emerging opportunities at the cross-section of computer technology and the arts. The curriculum provides a foundation needed to pursue research at the graduate level in areas such as graphics, virtual reality, simulation, and human-computer interaction. Digital Arts educational objectives focus on equipping students with an interdisciplinary understanding of aesthetics, design, programming, and graphics to produce graduates who can enter into digital art and media application development fields.

There are two concentrations for the major:

Mobile Application and Web Development:
Focus is on software development for mobile devices and web applications for both server-side or client-side processing, user interface design issues of contexts, screen, input and functionality.

Interactive Graphics:
Focus is on designing interactive user experiences and 3D graphics for applications such as virtual/augmented reality, 3D animation, games, movie animation, data visualization, and digital art.

Oral Communication Requirement:


To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. degree in Digital Arts, a student must successfully complete an oral defense of their final project for ART 496  or any other approved oral intensive course.

Applied Learning Requirement:


To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.A. degree in Digital Arts, a student must successfully complete ART 496 .

Requirements for a Major in Digital Arts for the B.A. Degree:


Total: 67 credit hours


Concentrations


Additional Information


A grade point average of ‘C’ (2.0) or better computed over all the courses used to fill the requirements of the major are required.

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