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:

  • CDT 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 Foundations in Visual Arts: Idea and Form
  • CCS 101 Images and Texts: Understanding Culture

C. Intermediate Production Courses:

  • CDT 317 Interactive Media, Performance, and Installation
  • CDT 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 Web Art, Design, and Culture
  • ARS 328 Theory and Practice of Digital Art: Animation
  • CDT 341 Sound Design
  • ARS 425 Advanced Digital Arts
  • MUS 340 Introduction to Music Technologies

D. Other Production Courses:

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