Requirements for the Minor in Digital Arts

All letter-graded courses for the minor in Digital Arts must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

To earn a Digital Arts Minor students must take one Core course (category A), one Foundations course (category B), and one Intermediate Production course (category C). Students must also take one additional production course chosen from categories C or D, one Theory and Culture course chosen from category E, and six additional elective credits chosen from categories C, D, or E. Nine or more credits for the minor must be upper division.

A. Core Courses:
ARS 208/MUS 208/THR 208 Introduction to Digital Media Technology
ARS 225 Introductory Digital Art

B. Foundations:
DIA 207/ARH 207/CCS 207 Introduction to Digital Media: History and Theory
ARS 205-D Foundations in Visual Arts: Idea and Form
CCS 101-B Images and Texts: Understanding Culture

C. Intermediate Production Courses:
ARS 317/MUS 317/THR 317 Interactive Media, Performance, and Installation
ARS 318/MUS 318/THR 318 Movies: Shoot, Score, Edit
ARS 324 Intermediate Digital Art: Design
ARS 325 Theory and Practice of Digital Art: Print
ARS 326 Theory and Practice of Digital Art: Video
ARS 327-H Web Art, Design, and Culture
ARS 328 Theory and Practice of Digital Art: Animation
ARS 341/MUS 341/THR 341 Sound Design
ARS 425 Advanced Digital Arts
MUS 340 Introduction to Music Technologies

D. Other Production Courses:
ARS 381 Photography 2
ARS 481 Photography 3
ARS 482 Photography 4
ARS 390-G/ARS 491/ARS 492 Topics (only approved topics)
ARS 487 Advanced Directed Projects in Studio
ARS 488/MUS 488/THR 488/CCS 488/CSE 488/ISE 488 Internship
CSE 102 Introduction to Web Design and Programming
ISE 108 Introduction to Programming
ISE 208 Programming II
CSE 325 Computers and Sculpture
CSE 334 Introduction to Multimedia Systems (also ISE 334)
CSE 364 Advanced Multimedia (also ISE 364)
CSE 380 Computer Game Programming
CSE 381 Advanced Game Programming
MUS 344 Introduction to Audio Engineering
MUS 437 Electronic Music

E. Theory and Culture Courses:
DIA 396/CCS 396-H Video and Computer Game History
DIA 397/CCS 397-H Video and Computer Game Culture
ARH 322-G American Art Since 1947
ARH 333-K Arts for the Public
ARH 335-G History of Photography
ARH 336-G Digital Visual Culture
ARH 342-G Art of the 20th Century
ARH 344-G Performance Art II: World War II to the Present
ARH 345-G The Moving Image in 20th century Art
ARH 400 Topics in Art History (only approved topics)
CCS 301-G Theorizing Cinema and Culture
CCS 313-H Television Studies
CCS 391-J Contemporary African Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 395-H Digital Cultural Studies
CCS 401 Senior Seminar in Cinema and Cultural Studies
CSE 301-H History of Computing
EST 310 Game Design
MUS 300-H Music, Technology, and Digital Culture
THR 277 The Media Industry
THR 403 Media: Theory and Criticism


1. No more than six credits from any 488 internship may be applied to the minor.
2. No more than three credits from 487 may be applied to the minor.
3. Pre-approval for appropriate 487 projects and 488 internships is required.
4. ARS majors should be aware that many ARS courses require ARS 154 as a prerequisite, although ARS 154 is not required for DIA courses.