Program Overview

The University of Florida’s (UF) Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts and Sciences is a new program that is being offered for the first time in fall 2014. This course of study is intended to serve as a bachelor’s degree completion program. The target students for this program should have already earned an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college or university. The university designed the program this way so that students would have the ability to enrich their education and enhance their career potential, without sacrificing commitments to their current personal and occupational life.

This degree is offered under UF’s cutting-edge Digital Worlds Institute, which has gained a national and international acclaim for its development and deployment of interactive media innovations and online collaboration systems. UF’s Digital Worlds Institute strives to provide students with a well-rounded education in areas such as arts, communications, engineering, and sciences, all while looking through a digital sciences lens. The core curriculum of the program consists of 60 credits. Some of the courses students take while enrolled in this course of study span topics such as Foundations of Digital Culture, 3D Digital Animation Techniques, Interactive Storytelling, and Game Design Practices.

Through the use of interactive tools and technologies, the Digital Worlds Institute encourages interdisciplinary academic growth to all of its students. Through the University of Florida’s diversely talented faculty, and the multifaceted collaborative environment that UF provides, the Institute is able to achieve a platform for interdisciplinary research that could not have been reached within the restrictions of one department or institution. Students in this program will gain all of the benefits of this diverse learning environment, and will be excellently prepared for a variety of jobs within the exciting field of digital sciences.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Incoming students with an Associate's degree are eligible to register for courses. Depending on the particular Associate's  degree, some students may have to complete additional general education prerequisites.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.

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