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Digital Worlds Institute

Minor in Digital Arts & Sciences

The 15 credit Digital Arts and Sciences (DAS) minor crosses traditional college boundaries between the arts, communications, and engineering. Students become versed in contemporary social and interactive media, critical thinking, and creative design solutions. The DAS minor provides experience working in collaborative teams on media projects, including animation, experience design and production, and game design.

  • BA in Digital Arts & Sciences majors have priority access to classes. DAS minors must work with the Digital Worlds Institute advisor to access courses on a space-available basis.
  • The following courses will not fulfill this minor's credits: DIG4917, DIG4940, DIG4942, DIG4944C, DIG4970.
  • All 3000-level and above course work must be completed at the University of Florida.
  • All course and grade prerequisites must be satisfied

Required Courses Before DAS Minor Approval

All students must complete 2 of the 4 required courses listed below before completing a minor application form*. Select 2 required courses (6 credits): 

  • DIG 2005 Introduction to Digital Technologies (Fall)
  • DIG 2021 Foundations of Digital Culture (Summer + Fall)
  • DIG 2121 Principles of Digital Visualization (Summer + Spring)
  • DIG 2632 Creating Mobile Games (Summer + Fall)

Additional DAS Minor Courses

Complete 9 credits of Digital Arts & Sciences (DIG) courses, 3000/4000 level. The following courses can only be completed after approval and submission of the minor application form*. These courses also require students to complete the Non-Major Course Request Form. Non-major requests are on a space-available basis.

  • Experience Design & Production
    • DIG 3525C - DAS Design and Production Studio 1 (Fall)
    • DIG 3526C - DAS Design and Production Studio 2 (Spring)
    • DIG 3124 - Principles of Interaction & Usability (Spring)
    • DIG 4552 - Adv. Design and Production Studio (Fall)
    • DIG 4930 - Special Topics in DAS: Motion Design (Fall)
    • DIG 4634 - Wearable and Mobile App Development (Fall)
    • DIG4540C - Production of Immersive Environments (Fall)
  • Game Design Courses
    • DIG 3713 - Game Content Production 1 (Fall)
    • DIG 3873 - Game Systems Development 1 (Fall)
    • DIG 3715 - Game Content Production 2 (Spring)
    • DIG 3878 - Game Systems Development 2 (Spring)
    • DIG 4527C - Game Design and Production (Fall)
  • Animation Courses
    • DIG 3313C - 2D Digital Animation Techniques (Fall + Summer)
    • DIG 3305C - 3D Digital Animation Techniques (Fall)
    • DIG 3329 - 3D Modeling and Texturing (Spring)
    • DIG 4361C - Adv. 2D Animation Techniques (Spring)
    • DIG 4306C - Adv. Digital Animation Techniques (Spring)
    • DIG 4354 - 3D Character Animation (Fall)
  • Additional Courses 
    • DIG 3097 - Entrepreneurship in New Media (Spring)
    • DIG 3433 - Digital Storytelling (Fall)
    • DIG 3521 - Project Methodologies (Spring)
    • DIG 3691 - Blockchain Innovation in Digital Arts and Sciences (Spring)
    • DIG 4154 - Writing for Interactive Media (Fall)
    • Other DIG courses as approved

*Students should complete a minor application form that requires approval from their home college advisor and Digital Worlds' academic advisor Phillip Herr-Klepacki. Once the student has obtained all necessary approvals, the form must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar, located at 222 Criser Hall (2nd Floor). 

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