Certificate Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for the Certificate in Digital Arts and Culture. You are strongly advised to consult both the Digital Arts and Culture advisor and your L&S advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about the degree requirements on the L&S Degree Requirements web pages.

Fill out the top portion of the Declaration Form for either the certificate or the major. The bottom portion of the form is an advising worksheet which you can fill out together when you meet with your advisor.

New Requirements Effective Date: Spring 2016

Requirements

Total Credits Required

24 credits

Required Foundation Culture Course (3 credits)
  • Art 118 - Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice, 3 credits
    or
  • JAMS 113 - Internet Culture, 3 credits
Required Media Systems Course (3 credits)

Selected one from the following three courses:

  • Art Hist/English/FilmStd 111 - Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 110 - Introduction to Information Science and Technology, 3 credits
  • JAMS 101 - Introduction to Mass Media, 3 credits


Required Understanding Digital Culture Course (3 credits)

Select one from the following five courses:

  • Anthro 302 - Anthropology and Popular Culture, 3 credits
  • Commun 313 - Human Communication and Technology, 3 credits
  • English 380 - Media and Society: (All Subtitles), 3 credits
  • InfoSt 310 - Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use, 3 credits
  • JAMS 356 - Media Literacy, 3 credits


Required Practicing the Digital Arts Course (3 credits)

Select one from the following five courses:

  • Art 312(326) - Video and Audio Strategies for Artists and Designers, 3 credits
  • Art 324: Web Design, 3 credits
  • English 439: Information Design, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 350: Introduction to Application Development, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 430: Multimedia Application Development, 3 credits
  • JAMS 336: Media Graphics, 3 credits


Understanding Digital Culture Electives (6 credits)
  • Anthro 302 - Anthropology and Popular Culture (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Anthro 340 - Culture of Online Games and Virtual Worlds, 3 credits
  • Art 309 - Issues in Contemporary Art: (topics vary; subject to approval), 3 credits
  • Art Hist/English/FilmStd 111 - Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • ArtHist 472 - History and Theory of New Media Art, 3 credits
  • Commun 310 - Communication in Organizations, 3 credits
  • Commun 313 - Human Communication and Technology, 3 credits
  • Commun 410 - Organizational Communication Technology, 3 credits
  • Commun 413 - Rhetoric and the Internet, 3 credits
  • Commun 440 - Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech, 3 credits
  • CompLit 133 - Contemporary Imagination in Literature and the Arts, 3 credits
  • CompLit 135 - Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century, 3 credits
  • CompLit 233 - Literature and Film, 3 credits
  • DAC 199 - Independent Study, 1 - 3 credits
  • DAC 699 - Independent Study, 1 - 3 credits
  • English 253 - Science Fiction, 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 290 - Introduction to Film Studies, 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 291 - Introduction to Television Studies (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • English 294 - Game Culture, 3 credits
  • English 310 - Writing, Speaking, and Technoscience in the 21st Century, 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 312 - Topics in Film Studies: "Science Fiction," “Utopia and Dystopia,” “Cinema and Digital Culture” subtitles, 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 329 - Film & Literature, 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 380 - Media and Society, 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 383 - Cinema and Genre, 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 394 - Theories of Mass Culture, 3 credits
  • FilmStd 212 - Topics in Film Studies (only specifically approved subtitles), 3 credits
  • Global 202 - Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology, 3 credits
  • Global 351 - Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications, 3 credits
  • Global 500 - Global Studies Capstone Seminar: “Global Communication” subtitle, 3 credits
  • Global 551 - Global Communications Capstone: Future Trends, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 110 - Introduction to Information Science and Technology (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • InfoSt 120 - Information Technology Ethics, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 310 - Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 465 - Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 674 - Search Engine Society, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 675 - Information Technology in Organizations, 3 credits
  • JAMS 101 - Introduction to Mass Media (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • JAMS 111 - Gender and the Media, 3 credits
  • JAMS 260 - Contemporary Non-fiction Media, 3 credits
  • JAMS 262 - Principles of Media Studies, 3 credits
  • JAMS 356 - Media Literacy, 3 credits
  • JAMS 360 (560) - History of Mass Media, 3 credits
  • JAMS 361 - Media Ethics, 3 credits
  • JAMS 450 - Race and Ethnicity in the Media, 3 credits
  • JAMS 559 - Law of Mass Communication, 3 credits
  • JAMS 562 (662) - Media Studies and Culture, 3 credits
  • JAMS 645 - Seminar in Health and the Media, 3 credits
Practicing the Digital Arts Elective Courses (6 credits)
  • Art 212 - Introduction to Digital Studio Practice (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Art 218 - 2D Design Strategies, 3 credits
  • Art 221- Introduction to Design (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Art 253 - Introduction to Photography, 3 credits
  • Art 312 - Video and Audio Strategies for Artists and Designers (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Art 316 - Interactive Installation & Performance, 3 credits
  • Art 318 - Physical Computing, 3 credits
  • Art 324 - Web Design (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Art 325 - Multimedia Design Workshop, 3 credits
  • Art 327 - Digital Media Workshop, 3 credits
  • Art 393 (293) - Digital Printmaking I, 3 credits
  • Art 424 - Topics in Web, Interaction and Screen Design (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • Art 426 - Motion Graphics, 3 credits
  • DAC 289 - Internship in Digital Arts and Culture, Lower Division, 1 - 6 credits
  • DAC 489 - Internship in Digital Arts and Culture, Upper Division, 1 - 6 credits
  • DAC 661 - Digital Engagement Seminar, 3 credits
  • English 202 - Writing in the Humanities, 3 credits
  • English 214 - Writing in the Professions, 3 credits
  • English 328 - Forms of Experimental Literature, 3 credits
  • English 431 - Topics in Advanced Communications: (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • English 435 - Professional and Technical Writing, 3 credits
  • English 436 - Writing for Information Technology, 3 credits
  • English 437 - Project Management, 3 credits
  • English 439 - Document Design (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • English 515 - Literature and the Other Arts: (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • Film 201 - Introduction to Experimental Media Arts, 3 credits
  • Film 222 - Basic Elements of Video, 3 credits
  • Film 255 - Introduction to Digital Arts, 3 credits
  • Film 302 - Video in the Classroom, 3 credits
  • Film 380 - Media Arts Module: (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • FineArt 313 - Programming for Artists, 3 credits
  • Geog 215 - Introduction to Geographic Information Science, 3 credits
  • Geog 525 - Geographic Information Science, 4 credits
  • InfoSt 240 - Web Design I, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 340 - Introduction to Systems Analysis, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 430 - Multimedia Application Development, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 491 - Advanced Topics in Information Science & Technology: “Flash” subtitle, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 685 - Electronic Publishing and Web Design, 3 credits
  • JAMS 204 - News Writing and Technology, 3 credits
  • JAMS 231 - Publication Design, 3 credits
  • JAMS 232 - Photojournalism, 3 credits
  • JAMS 332 - Introduction to Digital Documentary, 3 credits
  • JAMS 336 - Media Graphics, 3 credits
  • JAMS 399 - On-Campus Internship, 3 credits
  • Music 327 - Analog and Digital Synthesis I, 3 credits
  • Music 328 - Digital Synthesis and Systems II, 3 credits
  • Music 680 - Special Studies in Music: "Interactivity and Improvisation" subtitle, 3 credits
  • Theatre 357 - Digital Audio Workstations for Stage and Studio, 3 credits
  • Theatre 437 (317) - Sound Design and Technology, 3 credits
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

At least 9 credits must be at the 300 level or above. At least 12 credits must be in courses from the College of Letters and Science, and at least 6 of the L&S credits must be at the 300 level or above. No more than 15 credits from a single curricular area may apply toward satisfaction of the certificate requirements.

GPA REQUIREMENTS

The College requires that students earn at least a 2.500 GPA on courses counted toward the certificate.