DART - Digital Arts and Multimedia Design

Digital Arts and Multimedia Design at La Salle


Design is the driving force behind the Digital Arts program at La Salle University. Our design-driven program offers students the opportunity to become professional designers in print and web graphics, animation, synthetic virtual environments and audio/video storytelling. The essence of the program is founded on the belief that designers have a special role to play in making the world a better place with their work. Using both the Windows and Mac platforms, students learn to direct the design and development of digital media by using a range of computer software and hardware.

Digital Arts and Multimedia Design at La Salle


The core courses introduce students to a full spectrum of digital media, while the advanced students pursue more specific technical skills that fit their interests. All students learn to define a project, select digital tools, and direct and contribute to a team that will develop the project. One foundation of the program is computer science. One of three fundamental areas of the design practice, computer science enables students to create their most original work. Required courses teach students menu-driven instructions used in standard applications, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, and also expose them to writing code using languages such as Javascipt, HTML and CSS.

Digital Arts and Multimedia Design at La Salle


Courses emphasizing time-based design, the second area of study, develop our students' ability to create and to elaborate stories. Writing and illustrating graphic novels and books, designing games, composing music, and producing videos help students grasp the design of narrative structures. Learning to create meaningful visual forms is the third area of study. Students learn to create art and design that reflect their personal style and practice. Courses in the fundamentals of visual design, figure drawing, photography, color theory and typography provide students with foundation skills that help establish their unique position in the field of digital arts.