DAC students gain practical skills in creating and critically analyzing digital art and media, as well as an understanding of the cultural and political implications of emerging technologies. The Certificate in Digital Arts and Culture is open to all students seeking a bachelor’s degree from UWM, to those who previously received a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university, and to those who do not plan to pursue a college or university degree (non-degree students) but who have a strong interest in this area of study. To be admitted to the university as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular university admission requirements.

Students in the Undergraduate DAC Certificate will:

  • Assess and recognize ways in which production and understanding of knowledge in a networked digital information society has changed from previous knowledge cultures and generations
  • Operate on a basic level with different modes of production, including videos, wikis, code, images, social media, etc.
  • Participate in the creation of self-published media artifacts and platforms, including constructive interaction with peer feedback communities
  • Identify, understand, and analyze significant issues related to the field, such as intellectual property models and their impacts

To complete the DAC Certificate, a student must successfully complete a total of 24 credits from courses in four areas: Foundation Culture, Media Systems, Understanding Digital Culture, and Practicing the Digital Arts.