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 major. In addition, the College requires that students earn a minimum 2.0 GPA on all transfer work, counting towards the major.

Core Culture Courses
ART 118Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice3
JAMS/DAC 113Internet Culture3
Media Systems Courses
Select one of the following:3
Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet
Introduction to Information Science and Technology
Introduction to Mass Media
Digital Composition Courses
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Digital Studio: A/V Strategies
Introduction to Design
Writing in the Professions:
Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture:
Web Design I
Media Writing
Publication Design
Introduction to Digital Arts
Understanding Digital Culture Courses
Select one of the following:3
Issues in Contemporary Art:
Human Communication and Technology
Media and Society:
Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use
Media Ethics
Practicing the Digital Arts Courses
Select one of the following:3
Web Design
Nonprofit Information Technology
Writing, Speaking, and Technoscience in the 21st Century
Introduction to Application Development
Media Graphics
Capstone Seminar
DAC 661Digital Engagement Seminar3
Electives
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.12
Understanding Digital Culture Expanded Electives
Anthropology and Popular Culture (if not selected above)
Cultures of Online Games and Virtual Worlds
Multicultural America
Issues in Contemporary Art:
Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet (if not selected above)
History and Theory of New Media Art
Communication in Organizations
Human Communication and Technology (if not selected above)
Organizational Communication Technology
Rhetoric and the Internet
Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech
Contemporary Imagination in Literature and the Arts
Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century:
Literature and Film:
Games and Society
Independent Study
Advanced Independent Study
Science Fiction:
Introduction to Film Studies
Introduction to Television Studies
Game Culture
Topics in Film, Television and Digital Studies:
Film and Literature
Media and Society: (if not selected above)
Cinema, Television, and Genre:
Entertainment Industries:
Theories of Digital Culture:
Intermediate Topics in Film and Television Studies:
Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology
Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications
The 1960s in the United States: A Cultural History
Introduction to Information Science and Technology (if not selected above)
Information Technology Ethics
Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use (if not selected above)
Introduction to Systems Analysis
Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services
Advanced Topics in Information Science & Technology:
The Search Engine Society
Information Technology and Organizations
Introduction to Mass Media (if not selected above)
Gender and the Media
Internet Culture (if not selected above)
Principles of Media Studies
News Literacy
Race and Ethnicity in the Media
History of Mass Media
Media Ethics (if not selected above)
Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age
Media Studies and Culture
Practicing the Digital Arts Expanded Electives
Special Topics: (Environmental Justice and Milwaukee’s Built Environment)
2D Concepts
Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice (if not selected above)
Introduction to Digital Studio: A/V Strategies (if not selected above)
Introduction to Design (if not selected above)
Introduction to Photography
Intermediate Digital Studio
Programming for Artists and Designers: subtitle
Digital Painting
Participatory Art and Social Practice
Creative Interfaces
3D Modeling and VR
Creative Electronics
Web Design (if not selected above)
Web Design II
Digital Media Workshop:
Topics in Web, Interaction and Screen Design:
Motion Graphics
Internship in Digital Arts and Culture, Lower Division
Internship in Digital Arts and Culture, Upper Division
Technical Writing (if not selected above)
Writing in the Professions: (if not selected above)
Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture: (if not selected above)
Writing, Speaking, and Technoscience in the 21st Century (if not selected above)
Forms of Experimental Literature:
Topics in Advanced Communications:
Rhetoric and Professional Writing
Technical Documentation
Project Management for Professional Writers
Information Design
Digital Filmmaking for Non-Majors
Foundation Production: Fiction
Foundation Production: Nonfiction
Introduction to Digital Arts (if not selected above)
Programming for Artists I
Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Geographic Information Science
Web Design I (if not selected above)
Web Design II
Introduction to Application Development (if not selected above)
Multimedia Web Design
Nonprofit Information Technology (if not selected above)
Electronic Publishing and Web Design
Media Writing (if not selected above)
News Writing and Technology
Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations
Publication Design (if not selected above)
Photojournalism
Introduction To Video Storytelling
Introduction to Digital Documentary
Media Graphics (if not selected above)
On-Campus Internship ( DAC placement)
Topics in Social Media:
Analog and Digital Synthesis I
Digital Synthesis and Systems II
Special Studies in Music: (Interactivity and Improvisation)
The Digital Theatre - Pocket Tech
Sound Production and Digital Editing for Stage and Studio
Digital Audio Workstations for Stage and Studio
Sound Design and Digital Editing
Total Credits36