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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


Digital Arts and Culture


Marc Tasman, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies, Coordinator
MER 147A, (414) 229-2338, mtasman@uwm.edu

The Certificate Program in Digital Arts and Culture prepares students to creatively produce digital art and media content, critically analyze work produced by others, and theoretically understand cultural interactions between digital technologies and society. The certificate combines courses in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

The certificate program is open to all students seeking a bachelor’s degree from UWM, and to students who previously have received a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university. Students who complete the certificate as part of their undergraduate work are awarded the certificate at the time of graduation. Students already possessing a bachelor’s degree receive the certificate upon completion of the program requirements.

To obtain the certificate, students must complete a minimum of 24 credits from the following list of courses, with a GPA of 2.75 or above. At least 9 of these credits must be at the 300 level or above, and the following requirements must be met. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

Required Courses - 12 cr minimum must be selected from among the following eight courses:

Art 118

Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice

ArtHist/English 111 Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet
Commun 313 Human Communication and Technology
English 439 Document Design
JAMS 101 Introduction to Mass Media
JAMS 113 Internet Culture
JAMS 336 Media Graphics
L&I Sci 110 Introduction to Information Science

Conceptual Courses - 6 cr minimum

Anthro 340 Culture of Online Games and Virtual Worlds
Art 309 Issues in Contemporary Art: (topics vary; subject to approval)
ArtHist/English 111 Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet (if not
selected above)
Commun 410 Organizational Communication Technology
Commun 413 Rhetoric and the Internet
Commun 440 Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech
CompLit 133 Contemporary Imagination in Literature and the Arts
CompLit 135 Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century
CompLit 233 Literature and Film: (Subtitle)
English 253 Science Fiction: (Subtitle)
English 290 Introduction to Film Studies
English 291 Introduction to Television Studies
English 312 Topics in Film Studies: Science Fiction – Utopia and Dystopia”, “Cinema and Digital Culture” subtitles
English 329 Film and Literature
English 380 Media and Society: (Subtitle)
English 393 Cinema and Genre : (Subtitle)
English 394 Theories of Mass Culture: (Subtitle)
FilmStd 290 Introduction to Film Studies
FilmStd 291 Introduction to Television Studies
FilmStd 312 Topics in Film Studies: “Cinema and Digital Culture”, “Science Fiction – Utopia and Dystopia” subtitles
FilmStd 329 Film and Literature
FilmStd 380 Media and Society: (Subtitle)
FilmStd 383 Cinema and Genre: (Subtitle
FilmStd 394 Theories of Mass Culture
Global 202 Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology
Global 500 Global Studies Capstone Seminar: "Global Communication" subtitle
JAMS 101 Introduction to Mass Media (if not selected above)
JAMS 113 Internet Culture (if not selected above)
JAMS 260 Contemporary Non-fiction Media
JAMS 262 Principles of Media Studies
JAMS 360 (560) History of Mass Media
JAMS 361 Media Ethics
JAMS 559 Law of Mass Communication
JAMS 562 (662) Media Studies and Culture
JMC 645 Health and the Media
L&I Sci 110 Introduction to Information Science (if not selected above)
L&I Sci 120 Information Technology Ethics
L&I Sci 310 Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use
L&I Sci 675 Organizational Informatics
L&I Sci 691 Special Topics in Information Science: "Search Engine Society" subtitle

Practicum Courses - 6 cr minimum

Art 118

Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice (if not selected above)

Art 212

2D Design Strategies

Art 316

Interactive Installation & Performance
Art 318 Physical Computing

Art 324

Web Deisgn

Art 325 Multimedia Design Workshop
Art 326

Video and Audio Strategies for Artists and Designers

Art 327 Digital Media Workshop
Art 393 (293) Digital Printmaking I
English 202

Writing in the Humanities

English 214 Writing in the Professions
English 431 Topics in Advanced Writing: (Subtitle)
English 435 Professional and Technical Writing
English 436 Writing for Information Technology
English 439 Document Design (if not selected above)

Film 201

Introduction to Experimental Media Arts

Film 222

Basic Elements of Video

Film 255

Introduction to Digital Arts

Film 302 Video in the Classroom

FineArt 313

Programming for Artists

Geog 215 Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Geog 525 Geographic Information Science
JAMS 204 Integrated Reporting for Journalism and Documentary
JAMS 231 Publication Design
JAMS 332 Introduction to Digital Documentary
JAMS 336 Media Graphics (if not selected above)
JAMS 356 Media Literacy
JAMS 380 Special Topics in Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies: “Digital Storytelling” subtitle
JAMS 399 On-Campus Internship
L&I Sci 240 Information Architecture I
L&I Sci 430 Multimedia Application Development

L&I Sci 491

Advanced Topics in Information Science & Technology: “Flash” subtitle

L&I Sci 685

Electronic Publishing and Web Design
Music 327 Analog and Digital Synthesis I
Music 328 Digital Synthesis and Systems II
Music 680 Special Studies in Music: "Interactivity and Improvisation" subtitle
Theatre 357 Digital Audio Workstations for Stage and Studio
Theatre 437(317) Sound Design and Technology
Independent study with any DAC faculty member

Credits earned at other institutions equivalent to courses in the certificate program may be accepted in partial fulfillment of the program requirements, subject to review by the Certificate Program Committee.


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