Informatics Cognate: Art (BA)

The informatics major with the art cognate requires a minimum of 48 s.h. of work for the major, including 22 s.h. in cognate courses. Students learn about the design and maintenance of web services, applications of modern computerized artistic tools, and benefits and limitations of computers as a digital medium. They also gain insight into computerized tool design that is guided by knowledge of an artist's requirements. The art cognate may lead to careers in web development, technology coordination for artistic productions, development of digital artistic tools, and artistic or technical development for entertainment companies. Cognate courses are primarily in art history, design, elements of art, and photography.

Some courses listed below are open only to students majoring in art, so they are appropriate choices only for students with a double major in art and informatics. Non-art majors should work with an informatics faculty advisor to develop an individual set of art cognate courses.

All of these:  

Informatics Cognate: Art (BA)
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
ARTS:1510 Basic Drawing  3 s.h.
ARTS:1520 Design Fundamentals  3 s.h.
DSGN:2500 Graphic Design I  3 s.h.

DSGN:2600 Graphic Design II

 3 s.h.

DSGN:3500 Graphic Design III

 4 s.h

Any art history course (prefix ARTH) numbered at the 1000 or 2000 level

One of these, to complete 22 s.h.:

Informatics Cognate: Art (BA). One of these, to complete 22 s.h.
Course Number & Name Semester Hours

CS:2800 Digital Arts: An Introduction

 3 s.h.

DSGN:3600 Graphic Design IV

 4 s.h.

MUSM:3125 Museums in a Digital World

 3 s.h.

SCLP:3840 Robotic Art Studio

 4 s.h.

SCLP:4830 Motion and Mechanisms

 4 s.h.

SCLP:4835 Electronic Objects and Spaces

 4 s.h.

SCLP:4840 Air, Actuators, and Motors

 4 s.h.