Digital Arts Minor

The Digital Arts division in the School of Art offers a minor in Digital Arts with specializations in several possible areas of focus. Students choosing the Digital Arts minor can choose to focus on one or more of the following tracks, selecting the courses that best complement their major. See the Digital Arts faculty for best choices for your area of focus within Digital Arts:

3D MODELING & ANIMATION
3D modeling and both traditional and 3D animation, special effects, compositing, and interactivity in 3D virtual environments. Students create narrative character and/or non-narrative experimental animations.

VIDEO ART
Single-channel video art and video installation. Experimental approaches to creating moving imagery, including live-action compositing, motion graphics, and sound design.

IMAGING
2D digital imaging. Digital photography, digital painting, collage, integration of 3D media and hybrid media. Works are realized using various printing techniques including large format, 3D printing, as well as experimental processes.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA
Emphasis on creative art development using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Processing for online and mobile devices as well as installation and interactive physical artworks.

The Digital Arts Minor requires a total of 21 credit hours (7 courses)
*A course may not simultaneously fulfill major and minor requirements. School of Art majors, see advisor for options.

Choose 21 hours (seven courses) from the courses listed below:

First Year Program Art Courses:
Two First Year Program art courses are required prior to ARTC 2210 and can count within the seven courses in the minor.
ART 1020 Design Studio: Surface and Process
ART 1030 Drawing Studio: Perception and Color
ART 1120 Media Studio: Space and Time

Digital Arts Gateway course:

ARTC 2210 Digital Imaging**

Digital Arts Electives: (and any other ARTC course except ARTC 4090, 4180, 4890)

ARTC 3000 Contemporary Practices in Digital Arts I (topics vary)*
ARTC 3100 Animation Principles & Techniques
ARTC 3110 3-D Modeling (fall only)
ARTC 3120 3-D Digital Animation (spring only)
ARTC 3211 Story & Concept Development
ARTC 3260 Digital Painting
ARTC 3310 Interactive Art
ARTC 3440 Digital Video Art
ARTC 4000 Contemporary Practices in Digital Arts II (topics vary)*
ARTC 4110 Advanced Digital Modeling*
ARTC 4130 Digital Character Animation I (fall only)*
ARTC 4140 Digital Character Animation II (spring only)*
ARTC 4230 Advanced Digital Imaging Art Studio*
ARTC 4240 Alternative Digital Print*
ARTC 4250 Photography for Digital Artists*
ARTC 4330 Advanced Interactive Art Studio*
ARTC 4410 Collaborative Digital Art Development*
ARTC 4420 Art and Virtual Environments*
ARTC 4430 Artistic Animation Effects*
ARTC 4440 Advanced Digital Video Art*

**ARTC 2210 has prerequisite of two of the three ART (FYP) courses; must be completed before starting Digital Arts Electives.
*Course repeatable up to 6 hours.

EACH SEMESTER SOME BUT NOT ALL COURSES WILL BE OFFERED.
COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO DEPARTMENT'S SCHEDULES.