Moratorium on Undergraduate Admissions

The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media has instituted a moratorium on undergraduate admissions to its BFA program. We will not be taking new students in the 2012-2013 academic year.

Note: this does not affect degree progress for current DXARTS majors who can expect to continue and complete their BFA degrees in a timely manner.

In addition to the prerequisites, students must submit the following as part of their application:

  1. An electronic portfolio of their digitally based arts work. This portfolio should include examples from all work done in DXARTS 200 and 201, plus two additional creative works generated outside of university-required coursework. These works must have been completed no earlier than one year before the application to the program. Works in any digital arts category may be submitted, including but not limited to, Digital Video, Computer Animation, Computer Music, Sound Art, Digital Media Art, Net.Art, Interactive Installation, and Design Computing.
  2. A Statement of Interest indicating why they have selected this major and describing the academic coursework and personal experiences and interests that have influenced their decision.
  3. A proposed "Course of Study Plan." This plan will include a detailed experimental arts project proposal they would like to realize while in the program, and the possible university courses required to bring it and their education interest in the field to fruition. This proposal helps highlight the students thought process and artistic vision, as well as demonstrates the level of academic maturity and ability to organize complex ideas and tools in their future research. Proposals must include a full description of the project with basic diagrams, timelines, and collaborative partners (actual or imagined) required by the work. The purpose of the application, proposal and review will be to assess the artistic and experimental promise a student holds, as well as the level of intellectual independence and comprehensive understanding of the field achieved by the applicant at the time of application to the Program.

Transfer Students

For transfer students, all of the above mentioned materials, plus standard university application materials, transcripts of all previous college work, and TOEFL scores for international students will be part of the required submission by applicants to the Program.

All students regardless of background and proposed course of study will be expected to show a significant level of computing skill and general technology literacy.