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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Digital Arts and Design, B.S.


A Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts and Design prepares graduates for careers as graphic designers, multi-media artists and animators, performers, set/exhibit designers, web designers, and videographers. Students acquire technical skills, training and experiences preparing them to move into the rapidly expanding sectors of New Media Arts and Design, including animation/motion graphics, film and cinematic arts, audio production and computer graphics. The program also emphasizes the “soft skills” so desired by New Media Arts and Design, including creativity, team building, critical thinking and problem solving, and an understanding of symbolic communication.

System-wide General Education Requirement (30 Credits)


All majors must take ART 121  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirements. Students who choose the Film and Cinematic Arts and the Production Animation specializations must also include THEA 131 

Major Core Requirements (28 Credits)


Choose one of the following specializations


Audio Production Specialization (47 Credits)


Students in this specialization must take ART 121  and CSC 150  as part of the general education requirements.

Electives (15 Credits)


Electives (11 Credits)


Students are strongly encouraged to take BADM 370 - Marketing .

Film and Cinematic Arts (41 Credits)


Students in this specialization must take ART 121  and THEA 131  as part of the general education requirements.

Electives (21 Credits)


Production Animation Specialization (51 Credits)


Students in this specialization must take ART 121  and THEA 131  as part of the general education requirements.

Choose 12 credits from the following list: (12 credits)


Take 12 credits from the following list of four repeatable courses, minimum of two different courses.  Students may opt to take all four or choose a primarily 2-D or 3-D track.

Electives (11 Credits)