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Design, Arts and Technology

About the Program

The fusing of the disciplines of arts, communication, media, music, information technology and music technology has created many new career opportunities including:

  • Web Authoring 
  • App Development 
  • Film and TV Production 
  • Animation 
  • Game Design 
  • Video and Sound Editing 
  • Multimedia Art 
  • Advertising Design 
  • Online Course Publishing 
  • Interactive Media Design

While majoring in a single discipline such as art or communication provides invaluable theory and depth of knowledge, it is difficult to gain the skills and tools from the wide range of disciplines essential to prepare for the career fields mentioned above. This program was designed by faculty from Art, Communication, Information Technology and Music, to provide a broad, interdisciplinary exposure to the multiple academic disciplines impacted by contemporary information technology tools and techniques. The breadth of the Design, Arts and Technology (DAT) major combined with the depth of a complementary or second major prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career in the digital world.


Richard Burchard, MM (email)
Laura Hartford, MFA (email)
Richard Jones, MCS (email)
Michael Mattei, Ph.D. (email)
Lara Needham, Ph.D. (email)
Anthony O’Keeffe, Ph.D. (email)
Moira O’Keeffe, Ph.D. (email)

Learning Goals

Upon completion of the BA in Design, Arts and Technology, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Apply a wide variety of contemporary multimedia technologies.
  2. Create original multimedia work that demonstrates an understanding of aesthetic principles and meets professional standards of craft, content and presentation.
  3. Collaborate in the production of a capstone multimedia product.
  4. Integrate the theory and skills of the disciplines of art, communication, music and technology into a cohesive body of knowledge.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of the courses listed for the DAT major. 
  • Completion of a complementary major, which must be one of the following: Art, Business, Communication, English or Music Technology. 
  • A three hour internship, ideally in the complementary major. 
  • The heavy emphasis on the application of Apple based technology in the Arts, Communication and Music disciplines dictates the need for each student to own an Apple Mac computer.

For a list of course descriptions and course requirement, click here.

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