BA in Art
Digital Design Option

The Digital Design concentration offers art students the opportunity of working in a range of digital media that includes: graphic design for print and electronic publications; imaging and illustration; web development and programming; video; 2D animation; 3D modeling and animation. These media courses are taken after students complete department foundation requirements in design. Students in Digital Design work on technical and creative projects in print- and screen-based media and focus on conceptualization, visual problem-solving, and production skills to build a professional design/media portfolio. Digital Design students also take art history courses. Students electing the Digital Design Concentration will choose 9 credits of coursework from a range of elective courses, 9 credits of 30000-level EDM electives, plus the 3 credit EDM capstone course (ART 49590 Digital Design Portfolio). Depending on the courses selected, students may also need to complete foundational coursework (ART 29500 Typography 1, ART 29510 Graphic Design Concepts, ART 29520 Illustration and/or ART 29526 2D Imaging) that is prerequisite to some of the 3/30000-level EDM courses. See the Advising/Grad Check Sheet for more detail.


Department Core

These courses must be taken as prerequisites before taking additional Art courses:

Total Core Credits: 9


Art History Course Requirements(12 credits):

Choose one 2D Course:

Choose one 3D Course:

  • Choose three Studio Art or EDM electives (9 credits)

  • Choose three EDM electives at the 30000-level or above, with prerequisites (9 credits)

  • Take ART 49590 Digital Design Portfolio (3 credits)

Total Art Credits: 42