Minor in Digital Arts
About the Minor
The School of Fine Arts Digital Arts academic minor is a 15 credit program in the digital arts open to first year, sophomore, and junior level students. This program is intended to provide a base level of exposure and competency in the creative and technological processes used in the development and deployment of digital media. It is designed to provide enrolled students exposure to the tools and techniques of digital media creation including digital photography, video, animation, game design, web development, and 3D modeling.
Digital art is the practice of communicating a story, message, or information through creative combinations of imagery, animation, and sound. Practitioners of the digital arts work with computer hardware and software to communicate ideas in a wide spectrum of modalities. These digital experiences surround us in our environment, on television, in the movies, and across the internet.
The digital arts are a rapidly developing growth industry with creative employment opportunities within the state of Connecticut and around the world. The Federal Bureau of Labor projects a 14% growth in digital arts careers over the next ten years. Now is the time to get started.
The Science of Visualization
The growth and unique convergence of art, science & technology has driven a major shift in how information is now conceived, produced, delivered and consumed. In addition to its artistic uses, digital media is a critical visualization tool used in engineering, business and the sciences to communicate complex ideas simply and effectively. It is this very union of the aesthetic and the scientific that powers the explosion of innovative visualizations today.
Enrollment is limited
The Digital Arts minor accepts applications in the fall for enrollment in the spring. Interested students must apply here and provide information about themselves in addition to examples of their work. While many of the courses in the minor focus on the arts, students from all schools and majors are invited to apply. It takes all kinds of skill sets and abilities to make the Digital Arts happen, so let us know who you are and what you are interested in.