The BFA in emergent digital practices (EDP) lets you explore new artistic and designerly 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 design, interactive media, digital fabrication and sonic arts.  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 experience design, creative coding, 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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    Digital Fabrication technologies, powerful imaging and sonification tools and a variety of interactive flex-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 arts and design

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    Collaborations and projects with institutions like the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and more

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    A broad understanding of new media literacies combined with practical and technical skills.

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Degree Requirements

  • For a BFA in EDP, students will need to complete 116–135 credits in their major.
  • 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 for critical thinkers who want to expand the potential of technology in art, design and culture

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