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Liberal Arts and Behavioral/Social Sciences Division

Digital Arts Technology

Program Description

The Digital Arts Degree is a comprehensive and tightly knit sequence of courses designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of interactive software development and digital media design. The program mission and focus synthesizes interactive design principles, human-computer interaction theory, software engineering structures and instructional design methods with visual and audio design principles to produce interactive software/media designers eligible for career paths in fine arts, advertising, audio production, broadcasting, education, electronic publishing, graphic art production, instructional design, marketing, and Web development. Digital artists have become an integral part of the communication media, creative arts, business, and education and positions in interactive software development and media design exist, and continue to grow, in virtually every profession.

The Digital Arts Degree provides students with a basic general education component that is transferable to four-year institutions. In addition, through a series of options, it leads students to three areas of interest. Listed below are the options, including related professional opportunities.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Audio/Video Option Graphics/Animation Option Multimedia/Web Authoring Required Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics DAT*H101 Introduction to Digital Arts DAT*H101 Introduction to Digital Arts DAT*H101 Introduction to Digital Arts 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition ENG*H101 Composition ENG*H101 Composition 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed Choose any Oral Communication listed Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning ◊ MAT*H135 or higher than MAT*H137 MAT*H135 or higher than MAT*H137 MAT*H135 or higher than MAT*H137 3
Program Requirement ART*H121 Two Dimensional Design or
DAT*H102 Intro to Photography or
GRA*H150 Introduction to Graphic Design
ART*H121 Two Dimensional Design or
DAT*H102 Intro to Photographyor
GRA*H150 Introduction to Graphic Design
ART*H121 Two Dimensional Design or
DAT*H102 Intro to Photography or
GRA*H150 Introduction to Graphic Design
3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Reasoning ◊◊ Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed Choose any Written Communication listed Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirement DAT *H108 Digital Imaging I DAT*H104 Multimedia Authoring I DAT*H104 Multimedia Authoring I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H110 Digital Video I DAT*H108 Digital Imaging I DAT*H108 Digital Imaging I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H218 Electronic Music Composition and Audio Technology I DAT*H110 Digital Video I DAT*H110 Digital Video I 3
THIRD SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed 3
Scientific Knowledge ◊◊ Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 3-4
Program Requirement DAT*H104 Multimedia Authoring I DAT*H205 Multimedia Authoring II DAT*H116 Interactive Media Design 3
Program Requirement DAT*H220 Acoustics and Sound Design DAT*H212 Graphics and Animation I DAT*H205 Multimedia Authoring II 3
Program Requirement DAT*H224 Digital Video II DAT*H230 Digital Imaging II CSC*H205 Visual Basic I 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed Choose any Historical Knowledge listed Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed Choose any Social Phenomena listed Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Program Requirement DAT*H205 Multimedia Authoring II DAT*H106 Digital Design DAT*H215 Multimedia Web Authoring 3
Program Requirement DAT*H226 Motion Graphics and Animation DAT*H234 Graphics and Animation II DAT*H240 Multimedia Authoring III 3
Program Requirement DAT*H290 Digital Arts Project DAT*H290 Digital Arts Project DAT*H290 Digital Arts Project (Will require waiver) 3

Total Credits: 61-62

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

◊ MAT*H137 and courses numbered lower than MAT*H137 will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

◊◊ At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

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