School of Computing

New Digital Production Arts Minor

The School of Computing is excited to announce the initiation of a new undergraduate minor in Digital Production Arts. It is designed so that students receive significant training across the artistic and technical disciplines that underlie computer animation, visual effects, and computer games. The Minor's core is a new course in studio methods for 3D graphics and animation that will be centered on the open-source Blender system. The Minor also features new two-semester course sequences that teach computer scientists and engineers relevant foundation concepts in art, and that teach artists and architects relevant foundation concepts in computer science and mathematics. Students in other majors complete a subset of these courses. The DPA Minor has been officially offered since the Fall of 2011.  


A minor in Digital Production Arts must include DPA 3070 and completion of one of the following groups:

Group I, for Art or Architecture majors - DPA 4000, 4010 and two of CPSC 4040, 4050, or 4160, PKSC 2200, 3200, THEA 2880, 4870, and 4970.
Group II, for Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Computer Information Systems majors - DPA 4020, 4030 and two of ART 2050, 2130, 4210, GC 340, PKSC 2200, 3200, THEA 2880, 4870, and 4970.
Group III, for all other majors - DPA 4000, 4010, 4020 and one of CPSC 4040, 4050, 4160, PKSC 2200.

Additional information can be found here.


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