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. 

Here are the steps you need to take to apply, declare, and earn this minor:

  1. Before you apply for this minor, you must complete two of the four 2000-level foundational courses listed below. These classes are open to any UF student, and you will register yourself.  If you apply for the minor before completing two of the four 2000-level foundational courses, your application will be denied. Additionally, Digital Worlds cannot hold or reserve spots for students who are attempting to complete the minor.  
    • 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)  
  2. Apply for the minor during the semester, you will complete the second 2000-level course. Your application will be reviewed at the end of the semester after receiving final grades  
  3. Once you have applied for the minor and it is approved and shows up on your degree audit, you will then take three 3000/4000 level courses. These three courses can be any 3000–4000 level course listed below where you meet the prerequisites. 

To register for any 3000–4000 level course, you must request them using the Summer or Fall Non-Major Course Request Form. Course requests are approved based on the space available in the course, with priority given to Digital Arts and Sciences majors first, then students who have declared the minor based on their year in school, then students completing an outside concentration, and then students who are looking to take the course as an elective.  

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 4184C - DIG 4184C Motion Design (Fall)
  • DIG 4185 - Experience Design for Social Engagement (Spring)
  • DIG 4283 - Music and Sound Design for Digital Media (Spring)
  • DIG 4552 - Adv. Design and Production Studio (Fall)
  • DIG 4634 - Wearable and Mobile App Development (Fall)
  • DIG 4540C - 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 3623 - Playable Patterns: Science Storytelling with AI & Games (Fall)
  • DIG 3691 - Blockchain Innovation in Digital Arts and Sciences (Spring)
  • DIG 4154 - Writing for Interactive Media (Fall)
  • Other DIG courses as approved 

Minor FAQ     

  • Why was my minor application denied?
    • Either you have not completed two 2000-level courses or you do not meet the GPA requirement.
  • The 2000-level course I am attempting to enroll in has reached its full capacity. Is it possible for Digital Worlds advising to enroll me in the course or reserve a spot for me in the future?
    • Digital Worlds Advising does not enroll students into 2000-level courses or reserve spots. Most of these courses are available during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. It is advisable to explore the option of taking these courses in a different semester.
  • I tried to add a 3000/4000 level course, and it says it is departmentally controlled. How do I register for this course? 
    • To request registration for a 3000/4000 level course, you must complete the Summer or Fall Non-Major Course Request Form. 
  • I have not been added to the course I requested. What do I do now?  
    • Course requests are approved based on the availability of space in the course. Priority is given to BA in Digital Arts and Sciences majors first, followed by students who have declared the minor based on their year in school. Next, priority is given to students completing an outside concentration, and finally to students who are looking to take the course as an elective. It's important to note that some courses may receive more requests than there is space available. To ensure timely completion of the minor, it is recommended to diversify the courses you request. 

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