The Department of Art offers degrees in Art, with minors in Digital Arts, and Digital Filmmaking.
The Department also offers an Honors in Art program, which is designed to further develop students’ critical, analytical, and technical skills, and is suited to those pursuing graduate school and/or exhibition careers. Honor students will be given access to a studio space for the academic year.
The minor in Digital Arts allows students to receive hands-on experience with current software tools, creating and sharing digital media art projects, developing an appreciation of digital media aesthetics and conceptual design, and learning the fundamentals of desktop video, audio, and Web authoring software applications. Students examine how digital culture evolves through interdisciplinary collaborations among artists, engineers, scientists, and scholars.
Course work touches on areas of social networking, video/audio podcasting, interface design, digital music, telematic performance, intelligent agents, virtual realities, artificial life, and ubiquitous computing.
The minor in Digital Filmmaking gives students across campus the skills to create sophisticated time-based media projects and learn advanced skills in film production at UC Irvine. The program is a hybrid of traditional and creative approaches with emphasis on the production of new films for delivery online. With the Minor, Undergraduate students have the opportunity to produce their own works that contribute to the future of film as an art form. Course work is coordinated to take the student well beyond the introductory level in the subject matter and discipline of filmmaking.