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Overview

The Digital Arts Integrated Program will allow students an opportunity to explore the role of technology in the arts and the arts as an application of technology. Students will work in several different media and develop a foundation in programming, exploring aspects of design from several different angles. They will be encouraged to think about the impact technology and the arts have on each other and on society. They will use the skills and patterns acquired over the course of pursuing this Integrated Program to produce a project that integrates material from across the Digital Arts. 

Faculty

David Barbella
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Xunfei Jiang
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Katie Kameen
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Mia Khayat
Visiting Instructor in Theatre Arts

Forrest Tobey
Professor of Music
Plan of Study

Courses

Each student will complete four of the following courses.

  • ART 235 Photography I
  • ART 240 3D Modeling and Creating Art
  • CS 128 Introduction to Programming
  • CS 281 Applied Groups
  • CS 370 Graphics (for advanced Math or CS students)
  • MUS 372 Making Music with Computers 
  • THEA 372 Drawing and Rendering Designs 

 

Co-Curricular Activity

  • Serve as a member of a web-focused applied group (One term)
  • Design a work of art, production, or piece of software (or a portfolio of smaller works) that incorporates elements of the material covered in the IP and which serves a campus need or social good. (15-30 Hours) 
  • Serve as part of a group that educates other members of the campus community on the safe and effective use of various resources, such as the fabrication machines or theater technology. (One term) 
  • Participate as part of a campus musical group, publication, production, or arts group in a capacity that incorporates the use of technology (One term) 
  • Arrange for a series of visits with a local school to expose students to ideas in the digital arts. (Three visits, plus time spent planning coordinating with teachers and administrators) 
  • Contribute to a larger project, such as a theater production or a game, by contributing digital arts skills such as music design, sound design, or art design. (10-30+ Hours) 

 

Culminating Experience 

Design a work of art, production, or piece of software (or a portfolio of smaller works) that incorporates elements of the material covered in the Integrated Program.