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Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts and Sciences

WHY CHOOSE AN ONLINE DIGITAL ARTS AND SCIENCES DEGREE?

EXPLORE THE DIGITAL EDGE OF PRODUCTION, ANIMATION, AND GAME DESIGN WITH A DIGITAL ARTS AND SCIENCES DEGREE FROM UF ONLINE.

College
College of the Arts
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts and Sciences
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts and Sciences
Major Digital Arts and Sciences

The BADAS degree crosses traditional college boundaries between arts, communications, and technology. The emergent field of Digital Arts & Sciences is ideal for students whose intellectual and creative energies are not confined by traditional academic disciplines. BADAS students will immerse themselves in every aspect of the new and developing digital landscape – from design and production to animation, from programming to game design.

The BADAS degree provides graduates with applicable technical, creative, and critical-thinking skills that are highly prized by employers in the entertainment, communications, and technology sectors, and are central to the Digital Worlds Institute BADAS curriculum. Students will gain experience working in project-based classes in team-oriented environments, reflecting the dynamic of many industry settings.

Note on the application process:

Freshman applicants (0-11 credits) and Lower Division transfer applicants (12-59 credits): You must complete all general education requirements and prerequisites prior to starting upper division coursework. Upper division coursework begins every Fall and you will be required to submit a portfolio to the Digital Worlds Institute prior to beginning the Fall semester.

Upper Division Transfer (60+ credits) Applicants: Transfer admission to UF Online’s Digital Arts & Sciences program is offered every Fall and requires a portfolio submission. After submitting the UF Online application to the UF Office of Admissions, you should then submit your portfolio for Departmental review. All materials for the UF Online Application and the portfolio must be submitted prior to the File Completion Deadline.

Important Dates

Career Tracks and Opportunities

What professions will a degree in Digital Arts and Sciences prepare me for?

  • 2D/3DAnimator
  • Game Designer
  • Motion Graphics Animator
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Concept Artist
  • Level Designer
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Cinematographer
  • Character Modeler
  • Production Coordinator
  • Software Engineer
  • Technical Animator
  • Character Artist
  • Graphical User Interface Programmer
  • Digital Storyteller
  • Interaction Designer

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.




WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR COMPETITIVE TRANSFER APPLICANTS?

Competitive upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.0 overall GPA and have completed the below 12 credits with at least a 2.5 GPA:

  • ARH2000 – Art Appreciation
  • ARH2050 – Art History 1
  • ARH2051 – Art History 2
  • MAC1140 – Precalculus Algebra

Note:

  • All courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.
  • Successful completion of additional courses in the following areas may increase competitiveness:
    • Art Appreciation/History (ARH)
    • Visual Design and Studio Art (ART)
    • Computer Literacy/Programming (CAP, CGS, COP)
    • Digital Design and Media (DIG)
    • Calculus 1 (or higher)

Why Choose UF Online?

At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

The UF Online BADAS degree offers online students the same caliber of education that traditional campus students receive. Our state-of-the-art classrooms immerse online students in a traditional teaching setting using multi-stream video-conferencing technology. Digital Worlds Institute’s hybrid approach to learning — where online students are integrated into campus environments promoting project-based active learning — makes the institute a leader in blending technology and education.

UF Online’s Digital Arts and Sciences program allows for convenience. Finish your bachelor’s degree where it is most convenient for you — for a fraction of the cost of comparable programs.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.