UF Online launches new major – Digital Arts & Sciences

GAINESVILLE, FL – UF Online is unveiling a brand new major – a bachelor of arts degree in Digital Arts & Sciences – which will be available beginning in the fall 2019 semester.

The major is the first degree offered through the UF Online pathway that is delivered through the UF College of the Arts. Combining arts, communication and technology, the degree encompasses all facets of the digital landscape, including programming, animation and video game design.

“We are very excited about launching this incredible major,” says Evangeline Tsibris Cummings, Assistant Provost and Director of UF Online. “This is an amazing opportunity for UF Online students to learn from top faculty in the College of the Arts. The degree will empower students with technical and creative skills that will help them excel in a variety of careers in the digital arts and sciences field.”

Students will learn in project-based courses within team environments. The power of this degree is reflected in its versatility, which leads to a wide avenue of career pathways for graduates. Career opportunities for Digital Arts & Sciences graduates include game designer, level designer, UI designer, game developer, effects artist, 3D or 2D animator, concept artist, storyboard artist, texture artist, interactive designer and animation director.

“Making this degree available through UF Online is a wonderful opportunity to provide more students access to the renowned faculty and resources of the UF Digital Worlds Institute,” says Jennifer Setlow, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at the College of the Arts. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this experience to a wider audience.”

Learn more about the Digital Arts & Sciences major on our degree page.

The University of Florida, ranked No. 8 in the list of top 10 best public universities by U.S. News & World Report, launched UF Online in January 2014. UF Online was ranked No. 5 in the 2019 rankings for the best online programs in the country by U.S. News. Students can select from 21 majors across a variety of disciplines as well as seven minors and work with a dedicated academic advisor to design their own academic pathway. Degree programs are continually being added. Visit ufonline.ufl.edu to learn more.