UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017


Digital Arts and Culture

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

Kate Powers, Advisor, HLT 286, (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, to students 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 subject. To be admitted to the university as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular university admission requirements. 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 and non-degree students 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 2.750 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/FilmStd 111

Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet

Commun 313

Human Communication and Technology

English 439

Information Design

InfoSt 110

Introduction to Information Science and Technology

JAMS 101

Introduction to Mass Media

JAMS 113

Internet Culture

JAMS 336

Media Graphics

Conceptual Courses ? 6 cr minimum

Anthro 302

Anthropology and Popular Culture

Anthro 340

Culture of Online Games and Virtual Worlds

Art 309

Issues in Contemporary Art: (topics vary; subject to approval)

ArtHist/English/FilmStd 111

Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet (if not selected above)

ArtHist 472

History and Theory of New Media Art

Commun 313

Human Communication and Technology (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 192

First-Year Seminar: “WikiNation: Producing the Internet” subtitle

English 253

Science Fiction: (subtitle)

English 290

Introduction to Film Studies

English 291

Introduction to Television Studies

English 294

Game Culture

English 312

Topics in Film Studies: (subtitle)

English 328

Forms of Experimental Literature: (subtitle)

English 329

Film and Literature

English 380

Media and Society: (subtitle)

English 383

Cinema and Genre: (subtitle)

English 394

Theories of Mass Culture: (subtitle)

FilmStd 212

Intermediate Topics in Film Studies: “Participatory Culture: Audiences, Viewers, Fans” 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 351

Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications

Global 500

Global Studies Capstone Seminar: “Global Communication” subtitle

Global 551

Global Communications Capstone: Future Trends

InfoSt 110

Introduction to Information Science and Technology (if not selected above)

InfoSt 120

Information Technology Ethics

InfoSt 310

Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use

InfoSt 675

Informational Technology and Organizations

InfoSt 691

Special Topics in Information Science: "Search Engine Society" subtitle

JAMS 101

Introduction to Mass Media (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

Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age

JAMS 562 (662)

Media Studies and Culture

JAMS 645

Seminar in Health and the Media

Practicum Courses ? 6 cr minimum

Art 118

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

Art 212

Introduction to Digital Studio: A/V Strategies

Art 218

2D Design Strategies

Art 221

Introduction to Design

Art 253

Introduction to Photography

Art 277

Design for Digital Fabrication

ART 312

Intermediate Digital Studio

Art 316

Interactive Installation and Performance

Art 318

Electronics and Sculpture

Art 324

Web Design

Art 325

Web Design II

Art 327

Digital Media Workshop: (subtitle)

Art 393 (293)

Digital Printmaking I

English 202

Writing in the Humanities

English 214

Writing in the Professions: (subtitle)

English 328

Forms of Experimental Literature: (subtitle)

English 431

Topics in Advanced Communications: (subtitle)

English 435

Professional and Technical Communications

English 436

Technical Documentation

English 439

Information Design (if not selected above)

Film 380

Media Arts Module: (subtitle)

FineArt 313

Programming for Artists

Geog 215

Introduction to Geographic Information Science

Geog 525

Geographic Information Science

InfoSt 240

Web Design I

InfoSt 430

Multimedia Application Development

InfoSt 491

Advanced Topics in Information Science and Technology: "Flash" subtitle

InfoSt 685

Electronic Publishing and Web Design

JAMS 113

Internet Culture (if not selected above)

JAMS 204

News Writing and Technology

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

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

UrbStd 360

Perspectives on the Urban Scene: "Urban Activism and Social Media" subtitle

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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