Students in this concentration explore computer-human interaction to convey meaning in the form of physical installations, interactive objects, and online artworks. This includes the combination of video, animation, text, audio, and imagery in an interactive environment. Students work with code as a language for innovative artistic expression.

COURSES IN THIS CONCENTRATION INCLUDE:

Digital Arts in Context
Coding Interactive Sculpture
Physical computing
Interactive Media
Performance and Electronic Media
Interactive Installation
Coding for Digital Media
Electronic Music and Sound

ELECTIVE COURSES INCLUDE:

Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality
3-D Modeling
Dimensional Printing for Artists
Internet as a Medium
Subverting Digital Media

After graduation, Pratt Alumni can be found featured in important publications, exhibiting in galleries and new media institutions and working in major creative industries.

PUBLICATIONS

Apple Computer
Interface Media Group
Infinity Technologies
Phillips Electronics
IBM Watson Research Labs
Syrup LLC
Ta-Da Inc.
D'strict.com and many more

GALLERIES AND INSTITUTIONS

Bastardo: Imperio de Culto Visual
Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery
Bunny Cutlett Gallery
Et Al Gallery
Eyebeam
Harvestworks
Hester Gallery
Kimberly-Klark
Governors Island
Hyphen Hub
Microscope Gallery
MoMA
Nescafe Gallery
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Spring Break Art Fair
The Other Art Fair
TRANSFER Gallery

STUDIOS AND COMPANIES

10up
Apple Computer
Big Spaceship
D'strict.com
Genera Games
Hotheads
IBM Watson Research Labs
IDT Corporation
Infinity Technologies
Interface Media Group
Kindea Labs
LifeLock
Local Projects
MediaMath
Milkman Games
NBCUniversal
Phillips Electronics
R/GA
SapientNitro
Syrup LLC
Syn Apse Games
Ta-Da Inc.
The Fearless Group
Tigerspike
Trademark Media
Unified Field
Zoomdata

Curriculum

Requirements for BFA in Digital Arts, 2018

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses.

    FDC-140 Visualization/Representation

    FDC-160 Light Color Design Lab

    FDC-150 Space, Form, Process

    HAD-111 Themes in Art and Culture I

    HMS-101A Literary and Critical Studies I

  • Semester 2

    Complete these courses.

    FDC-141 Visualization/Representation/Concept

    FDC-161 Light Color Design Studio

    FDC-180 Time and Movement

    HAD-112 Themes in Art and Culture II

  • Semester 2 Core

    Complete one of the following Social Science Global Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.

    SS-203G Global History to 1800
    OR
    SS-204G Global History Since 1800
    OR
    SS-209G Introduction to Anthropology
    OR
    SS-218G Salvation from Despair: Spiritual Awakenings in the Ancient World
    OR
    SS-220G Islam from Muhammad to the Great Khans
    OR
    SS-236G Comparative Revolutions
    OR
    SS-246G Lines in the sand:Borders, Nation-State And the Modern International System
    OR
    SS-249G Secret Activities of the CIA And the Modern International System
    OR
    SS-256GP Law, War and Empire in Modern World History
    OR
    SS-261G Sexual Politics in Transnational Perspective
    OR
    SS-278G Caribbean Music and Festivals: Shapers Of National and Global Identities
    OR
    SSWI-222G Making/Faking Nature
    OR
    SSWI-234G Century of Genocides
    OR
    SSWI-241G Cities and Globalization
    OR
    SSWI-242G Culture, Identity, Power: 1300-1800
    OR
    SSWI-245G The Empire Strikes Back

  • Semester 3

    DDA-250 Coding for Artists

    DDA-251 Interactive Media Interactive Media

    DDA-252 Interactive Studio I

    HAD-551 Issues in Design History

  • Semester 3 Core

    Complete one of the following Social Science Thinking Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.

    SS-201T Sustainable Core
    OR
    SS-247TP Revolution Now!:Students, Politics and Protest
    OR
    SSWI-210T General Psycholgy
    OR
    SSWI-224T Nomads and Settlers Nomads and Settlers
    OR
    SSWI-233T Violence As Politics
    OR
    SSWI-235T Education and Society
    OR
    SSWI-237T Death & Dying
    OR
    SSWI-240T Shaping the Contemporary City
    OR
    SSWI-250T The Ethics of Research
    OR
    SSWI-255T Telling Tales: Narrative and Meaning in The Humanities
    OR
    SSWI-262T Contemporary Theories of Gender
    OR
    SSWI-276T Music,Creativity, and Consumption
    OR
    SSWI-288T Animals:Ethics and Representation
    OR
    SSWI-291T England Bloody England: Nation, Myth, Identity
    OR
    SSWI-228TP Introduction to Theory and Critique
    OR
    SSWI-244TP Memphis to Ferguson: Rethinking Modern American History

  • Semester 4

    Complete these plus 3 All Institute Elective credits

    DDA-253 Coding for Interactive Sculpture

    DDA-254 Physical Computing

    DDA-255 Interactive Studio ii

    HMS-201A Literary and Critical Studies II

  • Semester 4 Core

    Complete one of the following Math/Science Core Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI,MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.

    MSCI-220C Science of Light
    OR
    MSCI-222C Intro. to Electronics
    OR
    MSCI-223C Astronomy
    OR
    MSCI-225C Starstruck: Meet Our Universe
    OR
    MSCI-232C Chemistry of Arist's Materials
    OR
    MSCI-250C Geology
    OR
    MSCI-251C Planet Earth
    OR
    MSCI-252C Natural Catastrophes
    OR
    MSCI-283C Breeders, Propagators, & Creators
    OR
    MSWI-210C Science & Society
    OR
    MSWI-224C The Physics of Acoustic Music
    OR
    MSWI-230C Chemistry of Pigments
    OR
    MSWI-260C Evolution
    OR
    MSWI-263C The Biological Significance of Art and Techonology
    OR
    MSWI-270C Ecology Environment and Anthropocene

  • Semester 5

    Complete these plus 3 DDA Interactive Elective credits and 3 Post Core Liberal Arts Elective credits.


    DDA-360 Coding for Interactive Installation

    DDA-361 Interactive Studio III


  • Semester 6

    Complete these plus 3 Department Elective credits 3 All Institute Elective credits and 3 Post Core Liberal Arts Elective Credits.

    DDA-363 Performance and Electronic Media

    DDA-390 Pre-Production for Senior Project

    Complete 3 credits of History of Art and Design Elective
  • Semester 7

    Complete these courses plus 3 DDA Studio Elective credits 3 All Institute Elective credits and 3 Post Core Liberal Arts (300/400 Level) Elective Credits.

    DDA-400 Senior Project I

    HMS-440J Topics in Cinema/Media Studies: Key Concepts in Net Art

  • Semester 8

    Complete these courses plus 3 DDA Studio Elective credits and 3 Post Core Liberal Arts (300/400 Level) Elective Credits.

    DDA-410 Senior Project II

    DDA-415 Professional Practices

This program emphasizes a concept-based approach to working with interactive technologies, allowing twenty-first century artists to create radically engaging experiential art.