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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media
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Digital Design Emphasis

Visual Arts Department

Study electronic design at The University of Colorado Denver in a studio based program that focuses on screen based mediums such as motion graphics, web, interactive design, user experience and design research. As part of the Digital Design emphasis you will learn in state-of-the-art labs using current versions of all the major software used in design and video.

As a BFA major you will move beyond technology and consider the social implications of visual communication and the potential of design practice as an agent of change. By creating work that is content driven you will learn the discipline of design, professional practice and social responsibility.

Digital Design graduates​ will go on to pursue careers as creative directors, art directors, designers, motion graphic artists, web designers, UX/UI designers, animators, illustrators, video artists and many other exciting jobs in the field of electronic design. Digital Design is excellent preparation for students wishing to go on to graduate studies in the field of digital art and design.

For more information and program details contact:

Prof. Brian Delevie, Chair

Prof. Bryan Leister
(303) 315-1513

Prof. Michelle Carpenter​, Area Head
Prof. Travis Vermilye​
(303) 352-3814

Admissions and Portfolio Requirements 

Admission into the BFA Digital Design emphasis or the Digital Design minor is by portfolio review.




Digital Design Admissions and Portfolio Requirements

Education for Future Professionals…BFA...

The BFA in Fine Arts is the professional degree in art. With a BFA, students can choose to further their education by earning the terminal degree in Arts-the Master of Fine Arts degree. In addition to the 12 required classes for a BFA in Fine Art, Digital Design emphasis students will take a standard range of core academic and foundational art classes such as drawing foundations, 2 and 3-dimensional design, color theory, art seminar, art history survey.  Digital Design students will then select from a list of Digital Design emphasis courses consisting of 39 credits.  

To learn more about the opportunities awaiting you in the Digital Design BA or BFA program, please contact a College of Arts & Media advisor.

Educating and Encouraging...

The Visual Arts faculty is comprised of artists and historians who understand the importance art applications both in and outside of the classroom.   For this reason, your instructors strive to be the bridge between you and the professional world. 

The faculty’s active participation in their field ensures that students receive both a traditional and a cutting-edge education.  To learn more about the Visual Arts faculty, please select their name and you will be directed to their personal web pages, or visit the faculty home page.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts Degree...

Students pursuing careers in Digital Design receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts (BFA) from the Department of Visual Arts in the College of Arts & Media, a degree awarded by the University of Colorado Denver.

For more information on admission procedures​ for this degree program please contact a CAM advisor at


Careers in Digital Design...

As a Digital Design graduate from the Visual Arts program, the career opportunities available to you are as limitless as your motivation and imagination.  Here are just a few of the options available to this program’s graduates.

  • Motion Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Video Editor
  • Branding
  • Usability Designer
  • Flash code designer
  • Web Design
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Compositor
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Logo Design
  • Marketing
  • Advertising


Students who wish to transfer to the College of Arts & Media from another college or school at the University of Colorado Denver must formally apply to the College of Arts & Media.  Students will be considered for admission on either their overall GPA in applicable coursework from CU and all previous institutions, or on their last 15 credit hours.  Applicants with less than a 2.0 GPA in related courses (from CU or other institutions) and an overall CU GPA of less than 2.0 will be denied admission even though they may meet other requirements for consideration.

More questions? Contact a CAM advisor for further information. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​