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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Students in Jonathan Cumberland’s Brand & Identity Systems course (ART 334) designed the logo for this year’s West Alabama Food & Wine Festival, which took place at the Tuscaloosa River Market, Thursday, April 7.. Alyssa Sons, Hannah Trummell and Rachel Walser designed the winning proposal for the festival’s visual identity. Along with the new logo,
The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History presents the 2022 Senior BFA Thesis Exhibition – Digital Media/Graphic Design, April 20-25, 2022, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, in Woods Hall on UA campus. In this exhibition, five seniors whose primary concentration is digital media with a graphic design track present their final thesis
Recent alumna Sarah Fields (BA 2020, studio art with a focus on digital media) recently contacted the department of art and art history to let us know what’s been going on in her life since she graduated. Fields wrote, “I work as a marketing assistant for Cheree Berry Paper & Design in St. Louis, a