The DMA major focuses on the development of creative, technical, and critical skills while providing students with hands-on learning experiences and regular evaluation as they progress through their coursework. Students will receive further individualized feedback on their work through routine portfolio reviews; special emphasis is placed on developing robust portfolios to help students achieve their creative and professional goals as well as prepare them for postgraduate study.
The major also develops the broad critical skills central to the liberal arts. It is intentionally interdisciplinary, and students will pursue the major in explicit relation to other fields, such as Performing Arts, Studio Arts, Art History, Anthropology, English, Social Justice, Computer Science, Film Studies, and Critical Media Theory.
Students who wish to focus more intently around a specific form of digital media have the option to concentrate their study in either Graphic Design or Media Arts. These concentrations have specified course requirements in the arts context and studio areas. They also require additional courses from outside the DMA department. Details specific to the two concentration areas are outlined below the requirements for the standard DMA major.