The Minor in Digital Media Art, offered by the Department of Art and Art History , allows students to learn specialized skills interactive digital media and 3D digital fabrication for application in a variety of creative projects. Digital Media Art courses emphasize concept-development and creative innovation, building on technical skills in web coding, virtual reality, digital fabrication, and interactive installations. Students graduating with a Minor in Digital Media Art will be conversant in the historical, theoretical, and technological aspects of digital media across an array of platforms. For Art majors in other media (eg. Pictorial Art or Spatial Art), the Minor in Digital Media Art facilitates the acquisition of an interdisciplinary art practice incorporating digital technologies. For non-Art majors, it develops both technical and conceptual skills in computer and web-based creative work. The Minor in Digital Media Art allows students to learn the following media and technologies: creative web development; computer-based gaming; digital fabrication of 3-D objects; interactive installations using a variety of digital and screen/projection technologies; software coding for artistic purposes; and motion capture.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.