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Digital Futures Program

Programs Information

The Digital Futures undergraduate program is an interdisciplinary program that integrates digital technology and business innovation with Design and Art studio practices. The program links multiple studio-based digital media concentrations in the Faculty of Art and Faculty of Design, and includes courses that reflect the expertise and skills of faculty engaged in leading-edge research and digital practice. Students graduate with either a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or a Bachelor of Design (BDes), with a specialization in digital media and related technologies.

Prior to identifying an area of focus in their third year, all Digital Futures students share a common core curriculum designed to foster collaboration, develop skills in computation and screen-based media, and develop a broad understanding of the following areas:

1. Physical Computing
2. Games
3. Data Visualization
4. Inclusive design
5. Business and Innovation

NOTE: All students should refer to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences for an outline of the liberal studies degree requirements.

 


COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT



100 LEVEL
100 Level Fall Semester
DIGF 1B04 Accio 0.5
LBST 1B04 Global Visual and Material Culture: Beginnings to 1800 0.5
SCTM 2B06 Introduction to Computer Science: Logic and Coding 0.5



100 Level Fall or Winter Semester
One of:

LBST 1B11                The Essay and the Argument: Mechanics (fall or winter) 0.5
LBST 1B12                The Essay and the Argument: ESL (only offered in fall)


Electives*
DIGF 1B01 Sketching Ideas (fall only) 0.5
GART 1B06 Time-based Media  (fall or winter) 0.5
GART 1B70 Creative Process: Art and Code (fall or winter)  0.5
GDES 1B30 Game Design 1 (winter only) 0.5 


100 Level Winter Semester
DIGF 1B03 Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration 0.5
LBST 1B05 Global Visual and Material Culture: 1800 to the Present  0.5



Total Credits  100 Level 5.0



100 Level Summer Semester
*This elective can be taken in place of DIGF 1B01, GART 1B06, GART 1B70 or GDES 1B30 to count as a first year requirement.
DIGF 2B05 Augmented Production (elective)* 0.5


200 LEVEL
200 Level Fall Semester 
DIGF 2D02 Atelier I: Discovery 1.5
HUMN 2B31 Computational History & Theory 0.5



Choose one of the three electives:
INTM 2B14  Compositing & Digital Animation  0.5
SCTM 2B06 Introduction to Computer Science: Logic and Coding
VISM 2B15 Introduction to Game Studies



200 Level Winter Semester  
DIGF 2D03 Atelier II: Collaboration 1.5
DIGF 2B03  Physical Computing 0.5



Choose one of the three electives:
BUSI 2B02 IP: Getting Value from Your Creativity 0.5
INTM 2B34 Hybrid Media Lab
SCTM 2B07 Introduction to Inclusive Design



Total Credits  200 Level 5.0


300 LEVEL
300 Level Fall Semester     
Field Study Placement Meet with Program Chair for details 0.5
VISM 3B02 Visual Analytics and Data Visualization 0.5



Choose these two electives:
GDES 3B16 Wearable Technology 1 0.5

200 or 300 INTM elective

0.5



Choose one elective:
Choose one 200 or 300 Level Studio or Studio/Seminar Elective* 0.5



300 Level Winter Semester
DIGF 3B01 Networked Communities and Environments 0.5
DIGF 3B02  Synthesis (Thesis Proposal) 0.5
SCTM 3B02 Thinking Statistics: Data, Meaning & Analysis   0.5



Choose this elective:
VISM 3B01 Critical Play 0.5



Choose one elective:
Choose one 200 or 300 Level Studio or Studio/Seminar Elective* 0.5



Total Credits
 300 Level  5.0



400 LEVEL
400 Level Fall Semester
DIGF 4C02 Thesis Project I 1.0
BUSI 4B01 Entrepreneurship 0.5



Choose two of the three electives:
300 or 400 Level Open Elective** 0.5
0.5
300 or 400 Level Open Elective**
DF Industry Partnership - Meet with Program Chair for details
   
400 Level Winter Semester
DIGF 4C03 Thesis Project II 1.0
DIGF 4B01 Leadership in the Digital Economy 0.5



Choose two electives:
300 or 400 Level Open Elective** 0.5
300 or 400 Level Open Elective** 0.5



Total Credits

400 Level

 5.0


Levels 200, 300 and 400

Students with a 70% overall average are encouraged to consider other Special Studies option electives or extra credits for summer semester. Examples include:

  • Industry internship
  • Course at another academic institution (LOP – Letter of Permission)
  • Overseas Study (LOP – Letter of Permission)
  • New Enterprise Start-Up

Interested students would need to contact the program office well before deadlines for Special Studies application dates.

*A studio or studio/seminar elective may be any studio or studio/seminar course in Art or Design for which any necessary prerequisites are completed.

** An open elective may be any course selected from Art, Design, or Liberal Arts & Sciences for which any necessary prerequisites are completed.

 

Last Modified:10/30/2013 12:26:37 PM