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Penn State University Park

Begin Date: Fall Semester 2001
End Date: Fall Semester 2011

Digital Arts and Information Sciences and Technology Minor- ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (DGAIS)
University Park, College of Information Sciences and Technology

Information management skills are becoming an integral part of our lives and practices, including those who practice in the arts. The arts are becoming increasingly dependent upon electronic technologies that enable greater interactivity, rapid experimentation and dissemination, and new possibilities for creative expression through such mediums as computer modeling, digital imaging, animation and digital audio and video. The College of Arts and Architecture/IST minor provides students with a basic introduction to the core curriculum of the School of Information Sciences and Technology combined with a selection of interdisciplinary digital media courses in the arts. The Digital Arts/IST minor will focus on the creative and critical uses of the new technologies to produce digital graphic images, two and three dimensional models and rendering and moving animation and audio processing. As a result, students in both the arts and information science will be better prepared for personal and professional advancement by learning to explore digital media as fine art tools that engage them in critical and creative ways beyond the technical mastery of software and hardware.

Students must apply to the minor no later than the beginning of their 5th semester. A one-time tuition surcharge will be applied to all students enrolled in the minor. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in this minor.

Scheduling Recommendations by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


IST 110 GS(3), IST 210(4), IST 220(3) (Sem: 1-6)
LARCH 410(3) (Sem: 7-8)

Select 12 credits from the following list with at least 3 credits at the 400 level (Sem: 3-8)
ART 002 GA(3), ART 003 GA(3), ART 191(3), ART 201(3), ART 270(3), ART 314(4), ART 491(4), INART 258A GA(3), PHOTO 400(4),


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2001

Blue Sheet Item: 29-06-002

Review Date: 10/06/05


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