Undergraduate degrees in Digital Media & Design take one of two-forms: A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree. Both of these degree programs provide a foundational understanding of and facility with a broad spectrum of Digital Media & Design skills and applications.
While their core requirements are virtually identical; the difference between the two degrees is that the BFA is viewed as a professional education degree in the visual arts. The BFA contains additional requirements of familiarity and accomplishment with “artistic making disciplines.” The additional emphasis on art making facilitates a student’s ability to produce and implement visual communications strategies and artifacts, which is not as strongly emphasized in the BA.
The BA curriculum allows more flexibility for a student to combine individual concentrations in Digital Media & Design with courses offered in the Schools of Engineering, Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The common choices for Areas of Concentration for both the BA and BFA are: Digital Media Strategies for Business, Digital Humanities, Motion Graphics, Animation, 2D/3D Visualization, Game Design & Mechanics and Web Design and Development. A field study/external internship or Senior project is due in the final semester.
Visit the concentrations page to learn more about the 6 plans of study this degree offers.