WHAT IS DIGITAL MEDIA AND DESIGN
Digital Media is revolutionizing the fields of communications, business, entertainment, science and technology. Digital Media and Design at the University of Connecticut’s School of Fine Arts allows its students to work in state-of-the-art facilities under the guidance of faculty who are all experienced professionals and practitioners with leading-edge hardware and software systems. In the areas of digital art, entertainment, science, engineering, business, communications, the humanities, and social sciences, this leading-edge communications tool is demonstrating a remarkable capacity to convey information – no matter how intricate – effectively and powerfully.
While their core requirements are virtually identical; the difference between the two degrees is that the BFA is viewed as a professional education degree in the visual arts. The BFA contains additional requirements of familiarity and accomplishment with “artistic making disciplines.” The additional emphasis on art making facilitates a student’s ability to produce and implement visual communications strategies and artifacts, which is not as strongly emphasized in the BA.
The BA curriculum allows more flexibility for a student to combine individual concentrations in Digital Media & Design with courses offered in the Schools of Engineering, Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
There are 7 concentrations to choose from when pursuing this degree:
- 3D Animation
- Digital Culture, Learning, & Advocacy
- Digital Film/Video Production
- Digital Media Business Strategies
- Game Design
- Motion Design & Animation
- Web & Interactive Media Design
- BA in Digital Media & Design (generalist)
HOW TO DECLARE:
PORTFOLIO REVIEW. At this time, due to space availability, it is very difficult to be admitted to this program as a current UConn student. Contact the DMD department to learn more.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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DMD 1001 Foundations in Digital Media and Design 1 (Major Requirement)
DMD 1101 Design Lab 1 (Major Requirement)
DMD 2010 History of Digital Culture (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 1, CA 3)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: