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Digital Arts & Media Requirements

With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, students may earn a BDP certificate in Digital Arts and Media. For a complete list of courses and requirements:
download the Digital Arts and Media BDP curriculum sheet (PDF).

Foundation Courses [10 hours]

  • Forum Seminar
  • Theory and Practice Course
  • Foundations Course
  • Social Issues Course

Courses in a Strand [3-6 hours]

Students may focus on games and entertainment, image and film, mixed media, music and audio, or a strand of their own design. Courses may come from Communication, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, or Engineering.

Connecting Experiences [3-6 hours]

Students must complete an independent or team-based creative project course under the supervision of two faculty mentors. In addition, students have the option of completing a second research or internship connecting experience.

Integration Essay

3-4 page essay written at the end of the BDP experience, drawing together the different pieces of the BDP.

BDP Certificate in Digital Arts and Media

Courses counting toward a BDP in Digital Arts and Media may also satisfy core, major, and elective requirements in a student’s degree plan. With planning, the BDP should not add time to students’ UT careers, but instead helps students choose the courses they already have to take in an integrated way.