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.
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:
- AT 240 Art History I (4 SH)
- DN 213 Dance History (4 SH)
- MU 304 History and Literature of Music I (4 SH)
- TH 201 History of the Theatre I (4 SH)
and 28 semester credits in the IMDAT area including:
- IM 201 Programming for Artists (4 SH)
- IM 207 Digital Photography and Imaging (4 SH)
- IM 230 2D & 3D Animation (4 SH)
- IM 231 Video Editing and DVD Authoring (4 SH)
- IM 310 Video Game Production (4 SH)
- IM 330 Web Design, Production and Interactive Art (4 SH)
and One IM designation 200-, 300- or 400-level course (4 SH)
and IMDAT Group 2 - four semester credit from the following:
- IM 301 New Media Art: Robotic Art (4 SH)
- IM 400 Multidisciplinary Art and Digital Performance (4 SH)
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: