Art and Design (B.F.A.) - Digital Media Arts Concentration

The B.F.A. concentration in Digital Media Arts (DMA) is a studio-intensive and interdisciplinary program of study. Students in this program gain competencies in animation, sound and video production, 3D modeling, interactive design, and a range of related disciplines. Studio work begins at the freshmen level and advances with greater intensity as the student focuses their concentration via a menu of interdisciplinary choices between art, art history, communications, creative writing, music, theater, and television film arts, and then concludes with a capstone project.  

For more information about the program, please visit https://artdesign.buffalostate.edu

Digital Media Arts Required Courses (21 credit hours)
COM 312BASIC MEDIA PRODUCTION3
DES 338COMPUTER THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING AND RENDERING3
or IDE 356 ADVANCED PARAMETRIC DESIGN
DES 378WEB DESIGN 13
DES 379MOTION DESIGN3
DES 382DIGITAL 3D 13
DES 489MOTION DESIGN 23
Interdisciplinary Courses (21 credit hours)
COM 100MEDIA LITERACY3
COM 215INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL COMMUNICATION3
COM 329INTERMEDIATE VIDEO PRODUCTION3
FAR 364ART SINCE 19403
or DES 314 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT
TFA 201INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION AND FILM ARTS3
THA 338DIGITAL DESIGN MEDIA FOR THEATER3
or COM 328 INTERMEDIATE POST PRODUCTION
Select one from the following (3 credit hours)
ENG 245WRITING ABOUT THE ARTS3
ENG 300WRITING FOR THE PROFESSIONS3
ENG 305CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE3
Interdisciplinary Electives (9 credit hours)
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