Undergraduate degrees in Digital Media & Design take one of two forms: a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Both of these degree programs start with a strong foundation that covers a broad spectrum of Digital Media & Design skills and applications. While the core is nearly identical, the BFA, as the professional arts degree, has additional studio courses, requiring that 65% of the total course credits focus on the creation and study of art and design. The BA is considered a liberal arts degree and allows the flexibility for a student to earn a degree in Digital Media & Design while supplementing their degree with courses in other disciplines such as the Schools of Engineering, Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, making the most of UConn’s status as a “R1” (research one) classified university. The BA degree is the better option for students looking to double major or minor in another subject or who plan to study abroad for a full academic year. While students are asked to declare a degree at time of application, there is flexibility for them to change their degree option once they are at UConn. A concentration is required to be declared prior to the student’s sophomore year.
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The Digital Media & Design department offers two graduate degree programs: a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) and a Master of Arts (M.A.). The M.F.A. is a three-year program awarding the terminal degree in the field and culminates in a fine art exhibition in the Benton Museum of Art. The M.A. is a one-year, initial masters program designed for students with existing skills who want to build or pivot their expertise.
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Online Graduate Program
Digital Media & Design offers a 12-credit, 100% online graduate certificate program taught by our experienced UConn DMD faculty.