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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UA Art & Art History Receives CDC Foundation Funding for Project to Promote Vaccine Education and Acceptance in the Black Belt
The University of Alabama (UA)’s Department of Art and Art History is being funded to create innovative and accurate poster designs that will harness the power of the arts to engage audiences and participants of all ages in overcoming COVID-19 and influenza vaccine hesitancy. With support from the CDC Foundation, the messaging will promote vaccine
Alyssa Hochstetler, who graduated in 2020 with a BFA, concentrating in painting and digital media, is now finishing up an MBA that focuses on marketing, and she’s looking toward a future in art. She is in the Create Path to the MBA program, studying strategic management and marketing. She also works in the Paul R.
The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History is proud to present Welcome to the Digiscape, the Bachelor of Fine Art degree exhibition of senior Alexis Hawthorne, December 6-10, 2021, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, 109 Woods Hall, on UA campus. There will be a closing reception, Friday, December 10, at 4:00 p.m.