The BFA in emergent digital practices (EDP) lets you explore new artistic possibilities enabled by the rise of digital media. In this major, you'll push the boundaries of how art is created, presented and used as a tool for the benefit of society.

You'll work in a range of disciplines and explore advanced visual media, sound design and software architecture. A historical examination of art will give you the background you need to harness the full potential of these technologies.

The BFA focuses on the creation and performance of your own original works, and emphasizes community engagement in galleries, museums, festivals and other public spaces. 

Graduates go on to careers in areas such as art and sound design, app development, game design and arts management. Since you can tailor your degree with specialized electives in subjects such as 3D modeling and advanced video art, there are a wide range of tech and artistic careers ahead.

Emergent Digital Practices Provides:

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    Cutting-edge learning spaces that are equal parts laboratory, studio, think tank and stage.

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    Powerful mobile technologies, computer stations and a variety of interactive smart-spaces that allow students to gain experience with the most current tools.

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    Small class sizes that allow students to work closely with faculty who are innovators in digital art.

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    Internships and projects with Denver Art Museum, Denver Open Media and more

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    A broad spectrum of media literacies combined with practical artistic and tech skills.

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Degree Requirements

  • For a BFA in EDP, students will need to complete 116–135 credits.
  • For distinction in the major you will need to maintain a GPA of 3.5 and complete a creative research project, paper and presentation.

See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements.


EDP is the place to be for innovative artists who want to expand the potential of technology in art.

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