Digital Arts Program

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B.A. in Digital Arts

Contact Mr. Ned Irvine for more information: irvinen@uncw.edu

124 hours. Course requirement for all UNCW degrees include [1] University Studies [2] specific major requirements and [3] sufficient hours for a combined total of 124 hours. 

Major Requirements (Minimum 67 hours)

Core Art Courses (18 credit hours):

  • ART 101 Two-Dimensional Design (3)
  • ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals (3)
  • ART 211 Beginning Life Drawing (3) | Prerequisite: ART 111 or permission of instructor.
  • ART 260 Introduction to Graphic Design (3) | Prerequisite: ART 101 or permission of instructor.
  • ART 282 Introduction to Digital Photography (3) | Prerequisite: ART 101 or permission of instructor.
  • ART 496 Digital Arts Capstone (3) | Prerequisite: CSC 331, CSC 320, ART 211, ART 260. Must be taken in last year of study.

Core Art History Courses (9 credit hours):

  • ARH 201 Ancient through Medieval Art & Archaeology (3)
  • ARH 202 Renaissance through Early Twentieth Century (3)
  • ARH 308 Twentieth Century Art (3) | Prerequisite: ARH 202

Core Computer Science Courses (23 credit hours):

  • CSC 131 Introduction to Computer Science (4) | Prerequisite: MAT 111 or MAT 115.
  • CSC 133 Discrete Mathematical Structures (3) | Prerequisite: MAT 111 or MAT 115 , or equivalent.
  • CSC/ART/FST 220 3D Computer Graphics Tools & Literacy (3) | Prerequisite: CSC 131 or permission of instructor.
  • CSC 231 Introduction to Data Structures (4) | Prerequisite: CSC 131. Corequisite: CSC 133
  • CSC 331 Object-Oriented Programming & Design (3) | Prerequisite: CSC 231.
  • CSC 368 Visual Design for Multimedia (3) | Prerequisites: CSC 231, CSC 220 or CSC 370, ART 111, ART 260
  • CSC 370 Computer Graphics Programming (3) | Prerequisites: CSC 231 and MAT 162.

Other Core Courses (11 credit hours):

  • MIS 310 Web Page Development (3)
  • *MAT 161 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I (4) | Prerequisite: MAT 112 or MAT 115 or equivalent preparation in algebra and trigonometry.
  • *MAT 162 Calculus with analytical Geometry II (4) | Prerequisite: MAT 161.

CONCENTRATIONS (6 credit hours):

Mobile Application and Web Development (6 credit hours)
  • ART 360 Intermediate Graphic Design (3) | Prerequisite: ART 260 or permission of instructor.
    • AND
  • CSC 315 Mobile Application Development (3) | Prerequisite: CSC 331
    • OR
  • CIT 410 Web Application Development (3) | Prerequisite: CIT/MIS 310.
Interactive Graphics (6 credit hours)
  • ART/CSC/FST 320 Computer Animation (3) | Prerequisite: CSC/ART/FST 220 or permission of instructor.
    • AND
  • CSC 421 Computer Gaming (3) | Prerequisite: CSC 220/ART/FST 220, CSC 331. | Corequisite: CSC 320 or CSC 370.
    • OR
  • CSC/FST 430 Digital Visual Effects (3) | Prerequisites: CSC/ART/FST 220 and CSC 331 or FST 301 or FST 302)
    • OR
  • ART 311 Intermediate Life Drawing (3) | Prerequisite: ART 211 or permission of instructor.

A grade point average of “C” (2.0) or better computed over all the courses used to fill the requirements of the major is required.