Digital arts and media degree programs bring together a wide array of disciplines in order to train students in the most current technologies in media.
For students trained in these programs, career opportunities abound in almost every field in the 21st century.
New technologies have revolutionized our culture and indelibly transformed the way the arts in society are practiced, generating limitless possibilities for methods of expression. Digital arts and media are broad in their spectrum across the careers, bringing together various backgrounds in their ongoing challenge to understand the key role of digital technology in the arts.
One of the most contemporary digital arts and media programs joins students and faculty from all areas of academia to work in partnership on multiple disciplines in order to understand the role of art in our society by utilizing every avenue of 21st century technology.
Training is structured into four mutually supporting and equally important endeavors:
New Praxis comprises courses in critique and classes that offer both practical training, as well as the significant exchange of ideas, to allow students to pursue their individual objectives in the arts.
Studies include foundational seminars which permit students to study an array of methodologies and approaches in Digital Arts. Constructing specific timelines and theories, students are engaged in multiple dialogues where theory and practice intersect. These courses assist in developing the required thesis project paper.
Collaborative Research involves faculty and students working together in their research to publish and exhibit a collaborative work in one of four potential research-focused areas: participatory culture, performing technologies, playable media and mechatronics (the combination of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering).
Pedagogy, which is defined as the art of being a teacher, awards students with teacher assistant’s internships to support them in their roles and provide opportunity to garner hands-on experience in faculty workshops.
Upon completion of 19 hours of coursework, coupled with research projects and internships, students are given a Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) certificate in Digital Arts and Media.
Career opportunities are vast and span multiple disciplines. Consider UI Design, Digital Imaging, Information System Architect, Multimedia Design, Web Design, Video Game Development & Design, Computer Animator, Graphic Artist, Digital Pre-Press Operator, Marketing Manager, not to mention the ever increasing need in education and entertainment industries for professors and instructors in all areas of digital arts and media programs.