Digital Worlds Institute

BA in Digital Arts & Sciences (Online)

Real Time or Your Own Time

The Program

The BA in DAS degree crosses traditional college boundaries between arts, communications and technology.  Students will immerse themselves in every aspect of the new and developing digital landscape — from computer illustration to 3D animation, from digital storytelling to video-game design.  This degree provides graduates with applicable technical and critical-thinking skills.

Degree Highlights

  • The emergent field of Digital Arts & Sciences is ideal for students whose intellectual and creative energies are not confined by traditional academic disciplines.
  • BADAS graduates will gain experience working on media projects in team-oriented environments.
  • Our students have gone on to work for companies like DreamWorks and Microsoft, as well as to start their own successful startups.
  • ​Our students learn in high-tech classrooms, like our Polymodal Immersive Classroom Theater (PICT), a theater space with panoramic screens

Online Learning

The online BADAS degree offers off-campus students the same caliber of education our on-campus students receive.  Our state-of-the-art classroom has multi-stream video-conferencing technology, which immerses online students into a traditional teaching setting.  DW’s hybrid approach to learning — where online students are integrated into on-campus environments — makes the institute a leader in synthesizing technology and education.

The Online/On-Campus Research Classroom (ORC):

  • Opened in 2014 to provide online students an immersive classroom experience
  • ​Facilitates real-time learning, where online and on-campus students can interact with instructors and classmates
  • Records lectures from multiple viewpoints and with superior audio quality
  • Allows online students to participate in live class discussions and watch recorded lectures within 24 hours

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