Albright College to Offer New Major In Digital Studio Art Beginning Fall 2013
July 9, 2013
Pa. – Integrating technology into
the creative process, Albright College’s new Digital Studio Art major will
empower students in their pursuits in the fine and commercial arts.
interdisciplinary major, a joint offering from Albright’s Digital Media
Department and Art Department, begins this fall. Its primary aim is to develop
students’ knowledge and skills in applying the elements and principles of
design in the use of digital media as well as the media of the visual arts,
including drawing, painting and sculpture.
of the Digital Studio Art program will be well equipped for careers in graphic
design and illustration; communications administration; gallery website design
and image retouching; animation; kinetic typography; and motion graphic arts.
will help students develop a comprehensive understanding in media theories that
will assist them in creating integrated products in digital artworks and
digital environments. They will put those theories into practice through
specialized courses in writing, digital and visually artistic production, illustration
and design, and research. They will have opportunities to apply their knowledge
through work with campus media and internships with regional cultural and
educational institutions, publications and agencies.
the years a number of students at the College have co-majored in digital media
and art. However, with this new integrated major, students will be better
prepared for careers in the field.
interdisciplinary study provides skills that include an understanding of
various digital and visual means of communication and information affording
students the opportunity to integrate new communicative visual art practices
into their liberal arts education,” said Richard Hamwi, chair of the Art
Digital Studio Art major is grounded in theory, visual communication, social
impact and industry practice. It provides practical experience in writing and
visual communication, design and production.
curriculum comprises 12 courses in art, digital media, and design history and
theory. There is also a capstone senior seminar in which students work with
faculty members to create a portfolio that showcases their work and
demonstrates both critical thinking and aesthetic qualities.
Albright is a nationally ranked, private college with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. The College’s hallmarks are connecting fields of learning, collaborative teaching and learning, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to create an individualized education. Albright College enrolls 1,650 undergraduates in traditional programs, and another 600 adult students in accelerated degree and graduate programs.