Digital Art Curriculum: Interdisciplinarity and Multidisciplinarity

Prof. Aronson Yelena
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Digital art curriculum by the very nature of digital art requires an interdisciplinary approach. Still a new art discipline that was burn in the late 1960s, digital art combines computer science with fine art, fine art with visual communication, new technologies like wireless and the Internet with fine art. Universities and various art schools design their own digital art curriculum according to their teaching philosophies, as there is no standard yet developed for teaching digital art majors. Most schools have digital art curriculum under Fine arts umbrella with computer science and communication classes included but some, like Borough Manhattan Community College, New York, place computer art and design concentration (another name for digital art) under Computer Information Systems major in their Computer Science Department.

How should multidisciplinary digital art curriculum be build? Is there an ultimate solution to this complex new major?

In my paper I will bring those questions, look for the answers, and examine the prospective state of the digital art curriculum in the light of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach.

Keywords: Digital Art, Digital Art Curriculum, Interdisciplinarity, Multidisciplinarity, Fine Art, Computer Science, Communication
Stream: Teaching and Learning
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Digital Art Curriculum

Prof. Aronson Yelena

Assistant professor, School of Art and Media Studies, Fairleigh Dickinson University of New Jersey, USA

Ref: H05P0020