How to Apply
Step by Step

Step One Make an appointment with the DAC advising team. Send an email to Marc Tasman and Kate Powers at, with the subject line 'Declaring DAC.' See the DAC contact page for office location and hours.

Step Two Fill out the top portion of the declaration form, downloadable as a pdf from the DAC website. The bottom portion of the form is an advising worksheet which you can fill out together when you meet with your advisor.

Step Three Take classes that interest you. See the DAC course listing and requirements.

Step Four Attain and finalize your certification by scheduling a meeting with your DAC advisor (if graduating, soon after you apply for graduation). Have an exit interview with your DAC advisor and finalize transcript details such as course substitutions, special topics or independent studies.


Applying to DAC


The Certificate in Digital Arts and Culture is open to all students seeking a bachelor's degree from UWM, to those who previously received a bachelor's degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university, and to those who do not plan to pursue a college or university degree (non-degree students) but who have a strong interest in this area of study. To be admitted to the university as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular university admission requirements.

To Declare

To formally declare your intent to pursue the Certificate in Digital Arts and Culture, you will need to complete the top half of the Declaration form and make an appointment with the coordinator for advising. The bottom portion of this form is an advising worksheet, so your advisor will help you complete that portion at the meeting.


Students must complete 24 credits (8 courses) from the approved list of Digital Arts and Culture courses, 9 of which must be at the 300-level or above.

Students must take courses from three curricular areas, 12 credits from the Core DAC courses, 6 credits from the Conceptual electives and 6 credits from the Practicum electives. In special circumstances, a student may substitute an appropriate unlisted course with the approval of the coordinator.

A 2.75 GPA or better must be achieved in all UWM course work and in all certificate credits.


The complete list of courses that may be applied toward the DAC Certificate can be obtained from the courses page on the Digital Arts and Culture website. In addition, each semester's Schedule of Classes contains the current offering of DAC courses.

Personal experience and interests are considered in each individually-designed plan of study. Students are encouraged to consult with the Program Coordinator and to petition for the inclusion of relevant courses.