The DAC program aims to empower learning communities by leading students to a variety of opportunities: to operate with confidence as media practitioners and global communicators; to collaborate and contribute as creative problem solvers using digital media in a networked global culture, and to develop skills and understanding of new knowledge production and research methods.

Coursework is drawn from three schools/colleges at UWM: Peck School of the Arts, College of Letters and Science, and School of Information Studies, with an overarching interest in the study and practice of Arts, Information, and Media..

As learning outcomes, we expect our DAC program graduates to be able to:

  • Analyze digital and electronic media systems, explaining what these platforms do and how they do it.
  • Engage with complex digital issues: online, offline, via ubiquitous computing hardware and software.
  • Organize information, both architecturally and visually, structuring software, web sites, advertisements, social media, and more.
  • Demonstrate hands-on, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary, media production with artists and designers.


Browse the Digital Arts and Culture Collection:

DAC Capstone Collection