Digital media is a studio concentration in the undergraduate program of the Department of Art and Art History with areas of focus in graphic design and digital art.
The graphic design area of focus is an exciting and continually evolving field in today’s economy. Graphic designers create for print and digital applications in advertising, packaging, publishing, branding and more.
At UA, the graphic design track in the BFA in digital media prepares students with the fundamental skills to create visual responses to the communication challenges of the contemporary world. Our students gain vital experience in conceptual development, exploration of visual media and proficiency in creative technology. Upon completion of the program, students will have assembled a professional portfolio that showcases their design work in an array of applications.
Students in the digital art area of focus 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.
For information about applying, visit our Prospective Students page or call us at (205) 348-5967.
UA Digital Media News
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Digital Media Faculty
- Jonathan Cumberland, Assistant Professor of Art, Digital Media and Graphic Design
- Cassandra Palmer, Instructor
- Mark Sniadecki, Instructor
- Joel Fuller, Instructor (part-time)
- Allison Grant, Assistant Professor of Art, Photography
- Christopher Jordan, Associate Professor of Art, Photography and Digital Media
Digital Media Student Work
- Christopher Spearpoint
- Cosmo Whyte
- Deborah Luster
- Kevin Cahill
- Alexander Seiler
- Conor McBride
- Michael Arcos
- Sophie Lvoff
Recent News and Events
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The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce that it now offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in graphic design. Since 1945, when the University introduced the BFA degree program, it has offered the BFA degree in studio art with concentrations in specific areas (ceramics, digital media/graphic
UA art and art history students have been accepted to prestigious programs around the world: Sommer Hallquist (BA 2018): PhD program in the history of art, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University Serena D’Alessandro (BA 2019): MA program in the history and criticism of art, Florida State University Arielle Gray (BA 2019, major: studio art, minor: art
Studio art major Rebecca DeLong’s logo designs were selected by Alabama historians and archivists to represent an important new statewide project that will make researching Alabama history a little bit easier. Cassandra Palmer’s Digital Layout and Production students participated in a competition to create a logo identity for the Civil War & Reconstruction Era Governors