Digital Arts Program

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B.A. in Digital Arts

Contact Mr. Ned Irvine for more information: irvinen@uncw.edu

124 hours. Course requirement for all UNCW degrees include [1] University Studies [2] specific major requirements and [3] sufficient hours for a combined total of 124 hours. 

Major Requirements (Minimum 67 hours)

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Core Art Courses (18 credit hours):

  • ART 101 Two-Dimensional Design (3)
  • ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals (3)
  • ART 211 Beginning Life Drawing (3) | Prerequisite: ART 111 or permission of instructor.
  • ART 260 Introduction to Graphic Design (3) | Prerequisite: ART 101 or permission of instructor.
  • ART 282 Introduction to Digital Photography (3) | Prerequisite: ART 101 or permission of instructor.
  • ART 496 Digital Arts Capstone (3) | Prerequisite: CSC 331, CSC 320, ART 211, ART 260. Must be taken in last year of study.

Core Art History Courses (9 credit hours):

  • ARH 201 Ancient through Medieval Art & Archaeology (3)
  • ARH 202 Renaissance through Early Twentieth Century (3)
  • ARH 308 Twentieth Century Art (3) | Prerequisite: ARH 202

Core Computer Science Courses (23 credit hours):

  • CSC 131 Introduction to Computer Science (4) | Prerequisite: *MAT 111 or *MAT 115.
  • CSC 133 Discrete Mathematical Structures (3) | Prerequisite: *MAT 111 or *MAT 115 , or equivalent.
  • CSC/ART/FST 220 3D Computer Graphics Tools & Literacy (3) | Prerequisite: CSC 131 or permission of instructor.
  • CSC 231 Introduction to Data Structures (4) | Prerequisite: CSC 131. Corequisite: CSC 133
  • CSC 331 Object-Oriented Programming & Design (3) | Prerequisite: CSC 231.
  • CSC 368 Visual Design for Multimedia (3) | Prerequisites: CSC 231, CSC 220 or CSC 370, ART 111, ART 260
  • CSC 370 Computer Graphics Programming (3) | Prerequisites: CSC 231 and MAT 162.

Other Core Courses (11 credit hours):

  • MIS 310 Web Page Development (3)
  • *MAT 161 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I (4) | Prerequisite: *MAT 112 or *MAT 115 or equivalent preparation in algebra and trigonometry.
  • *MAT 162 Calculus with analytical Geometry II (4) | Prerequisite: MAT 161.

CONCENTRATIONS (6 credit hours):

Mobile Application and Web Development (6 credit hours)
  • ART 360 Intermediate Graphic Design (3) | Prerequisite: ART 260 or permission of instructor.
    • AND
  • CSC 315 Mobile Application Development (3) | Prerequisite: CSC 331
    • OR
  • CIT 410 Web Application Development (3) | Prerequisite: CIT/MIS 310.
Interactive Graphics (6 credit hours)
  • ART/CSC/FST 320 Computer Animation (3) | Prerequisite: CSC/ART/FST 220 or permission of instructor.
    • AND
  • CSC 421 Computer Gaming (3) | Prerequisite: CSC 220/ART/FST 220, CSC 331. | Corequisite: CSC 320 or CSC 370.
    • OR
  • CSC/FST 430 Digital Visual Effects (3) | Prerequisites: CSC/ART/FST 220 and CSC 331 or FST 301 or FST 302)
    • OR
  • ART 311 Intermediate Life Drawing (3) | Prerequisite: ART 211 or permission of instructor.

A grade point average of “C” (2.0) or better computed over all the courses used to fill the requirements of the major is required.


* Math Requirements & Prerequisites

MAT 161 and MAT 162 both require a lab. The Prerequisite for MAT 111 (College Algebra), MAT 112 (Trigonometry) and MAT 115 (Precalculus) is satisfactory performance on the UNCW mathematics placement test or MAT 105 (Mathematical Study Skills and Algebra Review)
. All incoming freshmen and some transfer students take the UNCW math placement test; however, some students may be exempt.