Digital Worlds Institute

BA in Digital Arts & Sciences

Minor in DAS

The Digital Arts and Sciences (DAS) Minor crosses traditional college boundaries between the arts, communications, and engineering. Students will become versed in contemporary issues in social and interactive media, critical thinking and creative design solutions. The DAS minor gives students experience working in collaborative teams on media projects including digital storytelling, animation, and game design.

Students are encouraged to take two out of the following three foundational courses:

  • DIG 2121 – Principles of Digital Visualization (Spring & Summer)
  • DIG 2632 – Creating Mobile Games (Fall & Summer)
  • DIG 3020 – Foundations of Digital Culture (Fall)

Upon successful completion of two of these courses (3.0 GPA), the department will then approve continued enrollment in Digital Arts & Science courses and sign the paperwork to formally declare the minor. DIG 2121 and DIG 2632 have no prerequisite; students may self-enroll for one or both of these courses during their assigned registration time. Please email advising@digitalworlds.ufl.edu for interest in DIG 3020. Non-major requests for that course is on a space-available basis. 

*Students who have taken Programming 1 & 2 do not have to take DIG 3873 or DIG 3878.

Recommended Focus Areas

ANIMATION
  • DIG 3020 Foundations of Digital Culture (Fall)
  • DIG 3305C 3D Digital Animation Techniques (Fall)
  • DIG 4306C Advanced Digital Animation Techniques (Spring)
  • DIG 3313C 2D Digital Animation Techniques (Fall)
  • Elective – Any DAS Minor course
GAME DESIGN
  • DIG 3020 Foundations of Digital Culture (Fall)
  • DIG 2632 - Creating Mobile Games (Fall & Summer)
  • DIG 3713 Game Design Practices (Fall)
  • DIG 4715C Game Development (Spring)
  • DIG 4527C DAS Design and Production Studio 3 (Fall)
PROGRAMMING
  • DIG 3020 Foundations of Digital Culture (Fall)
  • DIG 3873 Theory of Digital Media Protocols (Fall)
  • DIG 3878 Applied Digital Media Protocols (Spring)
  • DIG 4634 Wearable and Mobile Apps (Fall)
  • Elective – Any DAS Minor course

DAS Minor Courses

Choose 4; departmental approval required
  • DIG 2121 - Principles of Digital Visualization (Spring & Summer)
  • DIG 2632 - Creating Mobile Games (Fall & Summer)
  • DIG 3305C - 3D Digital Animation Techniques (Fall)
  • DIG 3313C - 2D Digital Animation Techniques (Fall)
  • DIG 3433 - Digital Storytelling (Fall)
  • DIG 3525C - DAS Design and Production Studio 1 (Fall)
  • DIG 3526C - DAS Design and Production Studio 2 (Spring)
  • DIG 3588C - Digital Portfolio (Spring)
  • DIG 3713 - Game Design Practices (Fall)
  • DIG 3873 - Theory of Digital Media Protocols (Fall)
  • DIG 3878 - Applied Digital Media Protocols (Spring)
  • DIG 4634 - Wearable and Mobile Apps (Fall)
  • DIG 4097 - Entrepreneurship in New Media (Spring)
  • DIG 4154 - Writing for Interactive Media (Fall)
  • DIG 4306C - Advanced Digital Animation Techniques (Spring)
  • DIG 4527C - DAS Design and Production Studio 3 (Fall)
  • DIG 4715C - Game Development (Spring)

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