Major Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for the Digital Arts and Culture major. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult both the DAC 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.

Effective Date: Fall 2016

Requirements

Total Credits Required

36 credits

Core Culture Courses (6 credits)

  • Art 118 - Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice, 3 credits
  • JAMS 113 - Internet Culture, (HU GER), 3 credits


Media Systems Courses (3 credits)

Select one of the following:

  • ArtHist/English/FilmStd 111 - Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet (HU GER), 3 credits
  • InfoSt 110 - Introduction to Information Science and Technology, 3 credits
  • JAMS 101 - Introduction to Mass Media (SS GER), 3 credits


Digital Composition Courses (6 credits)

Select two of the following:

  • Art 212 - Introduction to Digital Studio Practice , 3 credits
  • Art 221 - Introduction to Design, 3 credits
  • English 202 - Writing in the Humanities, 3 credits
  • English 214 - Writing in the Professions, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 240 - Web Design I, 3 credits
  • JAMS 201 - Media Writing, 3 credits
  • JAMS 231 - Publication Design, 3 credits
  • Film 255 - Introduction to Digital Arts, 3 credits


Understanding Digital Culture Courses (3 credits)

Select one of the following:

  • Anthro 302 - Anthropology and Popular Culture, 3 credits
  • Commun 313 - Human Communication and Technology, 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 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


Practicing the Digital Arts Courses (3 credits)

Select one of the following:

  • 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 430 - Multimedia Application Development , 3 credits
  • JAMS 336 - Media Graphics, 3 credits


Capstone Seminar (3 credits)

DAC 661 - Digital Engagement Seminar, 3 credits

Electives (12 credits)

Select at least 6 credits from the Understanding Digital Culture Expanded Electives and 3 credits from the Practicing Digital Arts Expanded Electives. The remaining 3 credits can come from either group. At least one course from each group should be numbered at the 300 level or above.

Understanding Digital Culture Expanded Electives

  • Anthro 302 - Anthropology and Popular Culture (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Anthro 340 - Cultures of Online Games and Virtual Worlds, 3 credits
  • Art 309 - Issues in Contemporary Art: (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • ArtHist/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 313 - Human Communication and Technology (if not selected above), 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: (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • English 253 - Science Fiction: (all Subtitles), 3 credits
  • English 290 - Introduction to Film Studies, 3 credits
  • English 291 - Introduction to Television Studies, 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 312 - Topics in Film Studies: (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 329 - Film and Literature, 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 380 - Media and Society: (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • English/FilmStd 380 - Cinema and Genre: (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • English 394 - Theories of Mass Culture: (all subtitles), 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 Communications subtitle", 3 credits
  • Global 551 - Global Communications Capstone: "Future Trends subtitle", 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 (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • JAMS 360 - 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 - Media Studies and Culture, 3 credits
  • JAMS 645 - Seminar in Health and the Media, 3 credits

Practicing the Digital Arts Expanded Electives

  • 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 312 - Video and Audio Strategies for Artists and Designers (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Art 316 - Interactive Installation & Performance, 3 credits
  • Art 318 - Electronics and Sculpture, 3 credits
  • Art 324 - Web Design (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Art 325 - Multimedia Design, 3 credits
  • Art 327 - Digital Media Workshop: (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • Art 393 - Digital Printmaking, 3 credits
  • Art 426 - Motion Graphics, 3 credits
  • English 202 - Writing in the Humanities (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • English 214 - Writing in the Professions (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • English 328 - Forms of Experimental Literature: (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • English 431 - Topics in Advanced Writing: (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 - Information Design (if not selected above), 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 (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Film 302 - Video in the Classroom, 3 credits
  • Film 380 - Media Arts Module: (all subtitles), 3 credits
  • Fine Art 313 - Programming for Artists I, 3 credits
  • Geography 215 - Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences, 3 credits
  • Geography 525 - Geographic Information Science, 4 credits
  • InfoSt 240 - Introduction to Web Design (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • InfoSt 340 - Introduction to Systems Analysis, 3 credits
  • InfoSt 430 - Multimedia Application Development (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • InfoSt 491 - Special Topics in Information Studies: "Flash subtitle", 3 credits
  • InfoSt 685 - Electronic Publishing and Web Design, 3 credits
  • JAMS 201 - Media Writing (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • JAMS 204 - News Writing and Technology, 3 credits
  • JAMS 231 - Publication Design (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • JAMS 232 - Photojournalism, 3 credits
  • JAMS 332 - Introduction to Digital Documentary, 3 credits
  • JAMS 336 - Media Graphics (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • JAMS 399 - On-Campus Internship (DAC placement), 3 credits
  • Music 327 - Digital Synthesis and Systems 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 Information

To complete the DAC CIM submajor, students must successfully complete a total of 36 credits, of which at least 15 upper-level L&S credits must be completed in residence at UWM. No more than 21 credits from a single curricular area may count toward the major.

GPA Requirements

Students must earn a 2.500 GPA on all UWM credits that count toward the major. In addition, the College requires that students earn a minimum 2.500 GPA on all major credits including transfer work.