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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Works from “A Work of Art for Every Entry in Index—Subjects—Library of Congress” by Holland Hopson have been juried into Art Now America: National Juried Exhibition in Slocumb Galleries of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, juried by Mike Calway-Fagen; and selected for Reality Shift, a Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) online exhibition curated
It might seem surreal to have your artwork in the company of works by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, but UA art alumna Janice Hathaway has created surrealist art since she lived in Tuscaloosa in the mid-1970s, so the dreamlike and bizarre are part of her everyday life. The exhibition, Janice Hathaway Surrealist Works, is
Studio art majors Rae Daum and Alyssa Hochstetler showcase their senior thesis work for the bachelor of fine arts degree in an exhibition in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, December 7-10, 2020.