Major Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for the Digital Arts and Culture submajor. In addition to the requirements for the program, 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

Digital Arts and Culture Degree Requirements

You are strongly advised to consult both the DAC advisor and your L&S advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. A total of 36 credits is required for the major, 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 submajor. Students must earn a 2.0 GPA on all UWM credits that count toward the submajor. In addition, the College requires that students earn a minimum  2.0 GPA on all submajor credits including transfer work.

Core Culture Courses (6 credits)
ART 118Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice3
JAMS 113Internet Culture3
Media Systems Courses (3 credits)
Select one of the following:
ARTHIST/ENGLISH/FILMSTD 111
Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet
INFOST 110
Introduction to Information Science and Technology
JAMS 101
Introduction to Mass Media
Digital Composition Courses (6 credits)
Select two of the following:
ART 212
Introduction to Digital Studio: A/V Strategies
ART 221
Introduction to Design
ENGLISH 202
Writing in the Humanities
ENGLISH 214
Writing in the Professions:
INFOST 240
Web Design I
JAMS 201
Media Writing
JAMS 231
Publication Design
FILM 255
Introduction to Digital Arts
Understanding Digital Culture Courses (3 credits)
Select one of the following:
ANTHRO 302
Anthropology and Popular Culture
COMMUN 313
Human Communication and Technology
ENGLISH/FILMSTD 380
Media and Society:
INFOST 310
Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use
JAMS 356
Media Literacy
Practicing the Digital Arts Courses (3 credits)
Select one of the following:
ART 312
Intermediate Digital Studio
ART 324
Web Design
ENGLISH 439
Information Design
INFOST 350
Introduction to Application Development
INFOST 430
Multimedia Application Development
JAMS 336
Media Graphics
Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
DAC 661Digital Engagement Seminar3
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 300 or above.
Understanding Digital Culture Expanded Electives
ANTHRO 302
Anthropology and Popular Culture (if not selected above)
ANTHRO 340
Cultures of Online Games and Virtual Worlds
ART 309
Issues in Contemporary Art:
ARTHIST/ENGLISH/FILMSTD 111
Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet (if not selected above)
ARTHIST 472
History and Theory of New Media Art
COMMUN 310
Communication in Organizations
COMMUN 313
Human Communication and Technology (if not selected above)
COMMUN 410
Organizational Communication Technology
COMMUN 413
Rhetoric and the Internet
COMMUN 440
Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech
COMPLIT 133
Contemporary Imagination in Literature and the Arts
COMPLIT 135
Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century:
COMPLIT 233
Literature and Film:
DAC 199
Independent Study
DAC 699
Advanced Independent Study
ENGLISH 253
Science Fiction:
ENGLISH 290
Introduction to Film Studies
ENGLISH 291
Introduction to Television Studies
ENGLISH 294
Game Culture
ENGLISH 310
Writing, Speaking, and Technoscience in the 21st Century
ENGLISH/FILMSTD 312
Topics in Film Studies:
ENGLISH/FILMSTD 329
Film and Literature
ENGLISH/FILMSTD 380
Media and Society: (if not selected above)
ENGLISH 383
Cinema and Genre:
ENGLISH 394
Theories of Mass Culture:
FILMSTD 212
Intermediate Topics in Film Studies:
GLOBAL 202
Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology
GLOBAL 351
Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications
INFOST 110
Introduction to Information Science and Technology (if not selected above)
INFOST 120
Information Technology Ethics
INFOST 310
Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use (if not selected above)
INFOST 465
Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services
INFOST 674
The Search Engine Society
INFOST 675
Information Technology and Organizations
JAMS 101
Introduction to Mass Media (if not selected above)
JAMS 111
Gender and the Media
JAMS 260
Contemporary Non-Fiction Media
JAMS 262
Principles of Media Studies
JAMS 356
Media Literacy (if not selected above)
JAMS 450
Race and Ethnicity in the Media
JAMS 460
History of Mass Media
JAMS 461
Media Ethics
JAMS 559
Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age
JAMS 562
Media Studies and Culture
JAMS 645
Seminar in Health and the Media
Practicing the Digital Arts Expanded Electives
ART 212
Introduction to Digital Studio: A/V Strategies (if not selected above)
ART 218
2D Design Strategies
ART 221
Introduction to Design (if not selected above)
ART 312
Intermediate Digital Studio
ART 316
Interactive and Multimedia Art
ART 318
Electronics and Sculpture
ART 324
Web Design (if not selected above)
ART 325
Web Design II
ART 327
Digital Media Workshop:
ART 393
Digital Printmaking
ART 424
Topics in Web, Interaction and Screen Design:
ART 426
Motion Graphics
DAC 289
Internship in Digital Arts and Culture, Lower Division
DAC 489
Internship in Digital Arts and Culture, Upper Division
ENGLISH 202
Writing in the Humanities (if not selected above)
ENGLISH 214
Writing in the Professions: (if not selected above)
ENGLISH 328
Forms of Experimental Literature:
ENGLISH 431
Topics in Advanced Communications:
ENGLISH 435
Rhetoric and Professional Writing
ENGLISH 436
Technical Documentation
ENGLISH 437
Project Management for Professional Writers
ENGLISH 439
Information Design (if not selected above)
FILM 201
Introduction to Experimental Media Arts
FILM 222
Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
FILM 255
Introduction to Digital Arts (if not selected above)
FILM 302
Video in the Classroom
FILM 380
Media Arts Module:
FINEART 313
Programming for Artists I
GEOG 215
Introduction to Geographic Information Science
GEOG 525
Geographic Information Science
INFOST 240
Web Design I (if not selected above)
INFOST 340
Introduction to Systems Analysis
INFOST 430
Multimedia Application Development (if not selected above)
INFOST 491
Advanced Topics in Information Science & Technology: (Flash)
INFOST 685
Electronic Publishing and Web Design
JAMS 201
Media Writing (if not selected above)
JAMS 204
News Writing and Technology
JAMS 231
Publication Design (if not selected above)
JAMS 232
Photojournalism
JAMS 332
Introduction to Digital Documentary
JAMS 336
Media Graphics (if not selected above)
JAMS 399
On-Campus Internship ( DAC placement)
MUSIC 327
Analog and Digital Synthesis I
MUSIC 328
Digital Synthesis and Systems II
MUSIC 680
Special Studies in Music: (Interactivity and Improvisation)
THEATRE 357
Digital Audio Workstations for Stage and Studio
THEATRE 437
Sound Design and Digital Editing