Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Digital Design Emphasis, Fine Arts BFA


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Introduction

Please click here  to see general Visual Arts information.

The digital design emphasis integrates aesthetic, creative and critical thought with expertise in electronic media and graphic design. Configured as an interdisciplinary arts and design laboratory, digital design offers a hands-on education combining new art technologies and design research to promote an understanding of the cultural impact and use of digital technology to solve human, social and business problems. Through this interdisciplinary approach combining arts and communication, digital design strives to produce artists and designers who will use technology in innovative ways in both commercial and artistic spheres.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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  • Students who are applying for entrance into the digital design emphasis must submit a portfolio, as described below. The digital design emphasis accepts applications only once a year. Students who meet the requirements and are accepted will be able to register for upper-division digital design courses.

ELIGIBILITY

The student has completed, or is in the process of completing, the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each:  

FINE 2405 and 2415 are both offered in the fall at CU Denver.

PORTFOLIO APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Students applying to the digital design emphasis present a portfolio to be reviewed by design faculty. The deadline for submission will be November 1, 5:00pm (Mountain Time). The portfolio submission must be formatted and presented to the specifications listed on the Portfolio Review page here. There is no fee to apply.

QUESTIONS

For general inquiries see the Digital Design Program page here. For Portfolio review questions see the Portfolio Review page here.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements


  1. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for each course applied toward a College of Arts & Media major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower will not fulfill a major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of P is acceptable for courses in which the only grade available is Pass or Fail.
  2. All upper-division visual arts courses must be taken at CU Denver unless approved otherwise by Department of Visual Arts faculty.
  3. At least 27 semester hours of visual arts credits (at any level) must be taken at CU Denver.
  4. At least 24 semester hours of total visual arts courses must be upper-division.

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