The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Digital Arts is designed to prepare students for technological and conceptual relevance within contemporary digital arts practice. Students are encouraged to push the boundaries of new media, explore emerging technologies and participate in the evolution of digital arts as an interdisciplinary exploration within the field of fine arts. The program balances practical and technical training with an emphasis on fine arts. This degree offers an intensive course of study in new media. Students graduating from this degree will be able to seek careers in motion graphics, prototype design, digital fabrication, digital photography, and digital audiovisual artworks.
The BFA program is a 120 credit hour degree, requiring a portfolio submission at time of application. The BFA only accepts applications for Fall or Spring. No summer admittance.
For transfer students, no more than 60 credits can be transferred into the BFA program. For current FIU art students who are interested in the BFA program, no more than 60 credits can be earned at the time of application deadline (October 15 for Spring / February 15 for Fall) per accreditation requirements.
The BFA in Digital Arts offers two additional degree options with its Graphic Design Track and Animation Track.
The BFA in Digital Arts: Graphic Design Track provides an intensive program of study in contemporary design strategies and theory. The curriculum includes design and typography courses with an emphasis on mobility, strategic branding and social media in a network economy. This degree track capitalizes on a strong base in fine arts and innovative design courses where students will master a strong foundation in design and become proficient designers sought by multiple disciplines, industries, and professions.
The BFA in Digital Arts: Animation Track emphasizes concepts and technical practices essential to the production of 2D and 3D computer animation and new media. Students will explore the role of animation and new media within contemporary culture, its potential for artistic output, and creative storytelling. Students graduating from this track will seek careers in animation, motion graphics, Film/TV, and related fields. This track offers an intensive course of study in animation, storytelling, character design, video production, and new media.
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