DIGITAL MEDIA is a studio concentration in the undergraduate program of the Department of Art and Art History that focuses on new media and digital art. Courses explore digital media as the primary tool, medium and environment for art and design. Classes in digital media are taught in the department’s digital classrooms in 211 and 209A Woods Hall, both fully functional space for the teaching and creating of computer-based fine art.

Students in digital media develop the necessary conceptual framework and production skills in digital art and design, while also exploring contemporary, historic and theoretical ideas that inform current practice. Particular topics covered in the curriculum include animation, computer-based visual communication, digital imaging, video art, motion graphics, web art, projection mapping and live and interactive performance.

Graphic Design

Interested in our GRAPHIC DESIGN program? Go here for more information: https://art.ua.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/graphic-design/.

For information about applying to any of our programs, go here: http://art.ua.edu/about/prospective/ or call us for more information: (205) 348-5967.


Digital Media Student Work

Zach Grove, "The Moon," 2017. Digital Media student work: Hill, "Surrealist Landscape." 2017 Digital print by Charlie Cruz in the Advanced Scholarship Exhibition, 2019.

Recent News and Events

Screening on the Green, Woods Quad

Jones Projection, First Friday Tuscaloosa

Students Present Research at URCA

Digital Media Exhibited at Ferguson Center and Downtown Tuscaloosa

VFX Artist Kev Cahill to Speak at UA

UA Students Study Digital Media in Austria and Switzerland


Digital Media Faculty

Jonathan Cumberland, Assistant Professor of Art, Digital Media and Graphic Design
Mark Sniadecki, Instructor
Nic Tisdale, Instructor

 Jane Cassidy, "Square Ball," 2015 Medal designed by students in Laura Lineberry's class.

Art instructor Lee Black monitors student Courtney Potts' work in digital media during study abroad, May, 2016. Barbara Lee Black, "Mrs. M," archival chromogenic photograph, ©2009 Jane Cassidy, "Frimaire Is The Color," installation, New Orleans, Dec. 2015

Visiting ArtistsAlabama Shakes poster, designed by Devin Huey, UA digital media

Christopher Spearpoint, May 2017
Cosmo Whyte, April 2017
Deborah Luster, February 2017
Kevin Cahill, November 2016
Alexander Seiler, October 2016
Conor McBride, March 2016
Michael Arcos, November 2015
Sophie Lvoff, November 2015

A new montage from beginning level digital narrative and animation classes!

Animation and Stop Motion Reel 2016 from UA Digital Media on Vimeo.

Check out our “Rube Goldberg” Student Video Projects, Spring 2016!

All About A&S- Digital Media in the Department of Art and Art History from UA College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo.