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Integrated Media, Digital Art and Technology

Degree Awarded:  Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts




Digital Media continues to evolve, and therefore the opportunities in this field are numerous. Lake Erie College students will get the chance to be at the forefront of technology with this new major. Students majoring in IMDAT will learn to discover individual aesthetics and artistic vision through conceptualization, theory and an awareness of contemporary art and media that use advanced science and technology.

The Integrated Media and Digital Art & Technology (IMDAT) program is an interdisciplinary studio arts major in computer mediated art and design. Student courses include investigations into interactive and electronic objects and environments, multimedia, digital video, digital performance, experimental 3D computer graphics, animation, game design, art & technology, digital imaging, rapid prototyping, net art, installation, sound, emerging forms and new genres.

Students will be pushed to explore content and approaches that may not fit within traditional definitions of art or design. Advanced technologies are utilized as creative tools to explore new ideas for art projects, performances, or inventions. Interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary experimentation that forges connections to other departments will be encouraged. Students can choose to go far beyond the minimum cross-collaboration and create a dance, music piece or theater performance utilizing a unique mix of skills.

Career opportunities include graduate school (M.A., M.F.A.), Studio Artist, Teacher, Technical and Art Design (advertising, media, animation and game development), and freelance creative/performance work.


Integrated Media, Digital Art and Technology (IMDAT) is an interdisciplinary studio art program in computer mediated art and design. Student courses include investigations into interactive and electronic objects and environments, multimedia, digital video, experimental 3D computer graphics, animation, game design, art & technology, digital imaging, rapid prototyping, internet/net art, installation, sound, emerging forms and new genres.
 
Students majoring in IMDAT will learn to discover individual aesthetics and artistic vision through conceptualization, theory and an awareness of contemporary art and media that use advanced science and technology. Students will be pushed to explore content and approaches that may not fit within traditional definitions of art or design. Interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary experimentation that forges connections to other departments is encouraged. Students will be prepared to be an innovative force in the art and design world, or be ready to engage in the collaborative nature of today's art and/or design graduate programs.

The B.F.A. is an option, for the IMDAT student who wishes to work as a professional artist or go on to graduate school. A student must demonstrate his/her candidacy for the B.F.A. degree through the quality of his/her work and approval by the IMDAT advisor. The B.F.A. requires that the student completes a major work or works in his/her media of choice in a Senior Project (8 SH). The student will submit a proposal during the second semester of his/her junior year. Upon review, during the fall semester of the student's junior year and with approval from the IMDAT advisor, the student may continue with the B.F.A. option.


Requirements for this Major:

Bachelor of Arts

60 semester credits including:

12 semester credits in the foundation area including:

and IM DAT Group 1 - four semester credits from the following:

and 28 semester credits in the IMDAT area including:

and One IM designation 200-, 300- or 400-level course (4 SH)

and IMDAT Group 2 - four semester credit from the following:

and 12 semester credits in the Fine Arts area beyond the required aesthetic forms general education courses from each of the following designations: FA, TH, DN, MU (8 SH maximum per area):

Bachelor of Fine Arts

68 total semester credits are required including:

60 semester credits (as outlined in the IMDAT major)

and eight semester credits including:


 
   
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