Digital Arts

Spring 2017:

PHOT 365: Time-based media – Walker Pickering (DAI)

MW 11:30a-2:20p

is a three-credit course that explores various media that integrate a time component, including but not limited to video, stop-motion, and sound art. The content of this course builds on PHOT 161/261 and requires that students are familiar with using cameras and Adobe Creative Cloud.


THEA 368: Digital Media Production – Chris Irvin (DAI)

MW 2:30p-4:15p

This course is intended to provide an introduction to motion graphic design, digital art creation, and character animation. Students will learn to integrate visual, audio, and spatial elements. Course content will consist of three interconnected areas: exploration of the creative process, application of motion graphic design, and utilization of various tools and software.


MUSC 282: Intro to composition – Brian Moore (DAI)

TR 12:30p-1:45p

Fundamentals of music composition with attention to creating original music in digital mediums especially via MIDI and software instruments. Theory and practice in the musical creative process including developing unique and creative ideas and techniques for reworking those musical ideas towards a finished composition.


MUCP 410: Film scoring for the music major – Tom Larson (DAI)

TR 2:00p-3:15p

A further exploration into the craft and art of scoring for visual media though practice, analysis and discussion. Advanced development of the creative and technical skills used in composing music for synchronization to picture.

The Digital Arts Initiative is spearheaded by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and is a collaborative effort among faculty from the Department of Art and Art History, the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, and the Glenn Korff School of Music to provide interested students from all majors hands-on experience applying current technology to the arts.

Students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln interested in the potential of collaboration with their peers in art, music, theatre, film, computer science, and related areas may also enjoy a focused study in digital arts. By expanding the student’s understanding of the application of technology in the arts, the Digital Arts Initiative will enhance the student’s creative options within their major. These elective classes will bring together students from various disciplines to share their unique perspectives. Faculty members include professionals who are committed to helping students achieve their full artistic and technical potential. Standards are rigorous, and expectations are high.

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