The new minor in Digital Art and Design attracts students from a range of outside disciplines and enables them to explore digitally based art and design courses. The minor provides students with a broad overview of Digital Art and Design, introducing them to imaging, illustration, layout, desktop video, and motion graphics. It includes an elective that will allow students to further their knowledge base depending on their specific interests in design.The skills and software that students will be introduced to will be useful in their future no matter what field they enter into upon graduation. Design software is ubiquitous today and having some level of expertise in digital design will certainly be helpful in their professional careers.
The minor consists of the following courses:
|CGPH||5||Computer Layout I||3.00|
|CGPH||7||Digital Illustration I||3.00|
|CGPH||26||Web Design for Non-design Majors||3.00|
|VISL||1||Introduction to Graphic Design||3.00|
Total 18 credits
A 15-credit minor in Digital Game Design and Development is available to students in other majors who would like to expand their career options into this promising field. Courses are taught in a brand new, state-of-the-art digital games lab featuring 25 computers running OSX and Windows, multiple projectors, a large TV screen, and the latest video game consoles. Students have access to a wide variety of software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Unity, Microsoft Office, and Maya.
Students can earn the minor by completing the five courses listed below.
GDD 1: Introduction to Game Design
GDD 2: Games Through History
GDD 4: Digital Game Development I
GDD 5: Digital Game Development II
GDD 6: Digital Game Development III
School of Visual and Performing Arts
Department of Media Arts