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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Letters & Science

Digital Arts and Culture

Marc Tasman, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies, Coordinator
BOL 570, (414) 229-2338, mtasman@uwm.edu

Kat Powers, Advisor, NWQ-B 5420, (414) 229-6686

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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