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. Nine or more credits for the minor must be upper division. 

To earn a Digital Arts Minor students must take:

  • one Core course (category A)
  • one Foundations course (category B)
  • one Intermediate Production course (category C)
  • one additional Production course (chosen from categories C or D)
  • one Theory and Culture course (chosen from category E)
  • two additional elective courses (chosen from categories C, D, or E)

A. Core Courses:

  • ARS 225 Introductory Digital Art
  • CDT 208   Introduction to Digital Media Technology

B. Foundations:

  • ARS 205   Foundations in Visual Arts: Idea and Form
  • ARH 207/DIA 207 Technologies of Representation
  • CCS 101   Images and Texts: Understanding Culture

C. Intermediate Production Courses:

D. Other Production Courses:

E. Theory and Culture Courses:
  • ARH 208 History of Photography
  • ARH 308 Writing About Art (approved topics only)
  • ARH 322   American Art Since 1947
  • ARH 333   Arts for the Public
  • ARH 336   Computers and the Arts
  • ARH 344   Performance Art II: World War II to the Present
  • ARH 345   The Moving Image in 20th century Art
  • ARH 348 Contemporary Art
  • ARH 400   Topics in Art History and Criticism (approved topics only)
  • ARH 490 Senior Seminar: Topics in Art History, Museum Studies and Criticism (approved topics only)
  • CCS 301   Theorizing Cinema and Culture
  • CCS 311 Gender and Film
  • CCS 313   Television Studies
  • CCS 390 Topics in Latin American Cinema and Cultural Studies
  • CCS 391   Contemporary African Cinema and Cultural Studies
  • CCS 392 Topics in Contemporary American Cinema and Cultural Studies
  • CCS 393 Topics in Contemporary European Cinema and Cultural Studies
  • CCS 394 Topics in Contemporary Asian Cinema and Cultural Studies
  • CCS 395   Digital Cultural Studies
  • CCS 396 /DIA 396 Video and Computer Game History
  • CCS 397 /DIA 397 Video and Computer Game Culture
  • CCS 401   Senior Seminar in Cinema and Cultural Studies
  • CSE 301   History of Computing
  • ESE 201 Engineering and Technology Entrepreneurship
  • ESG 100 Introduction to Engineering Science
  • EST 310 / ISE 310 Design of Computer Games
  • 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 internship (488) may be applied to the minor.
2. No more than three credits from ARS 487 may be applied to the minor.
3. Pre-approval for appropriate 487 projects and 488 internships is required.
4. Pre-approval for topics courses is required (ARS 390, ARS 491, ARS 492, ARH 308, ARH 400, ARH 490).