The undergraduate minor in Digital Production Arts is designed so that students receive significant training across the artistic and technical disciplines that underlie computer animation, visual effects, computer games, graphics and animation production that incorporates the industry-standard application Maya. The Minor also features two-semester course sequences that teach computer scientists and engineers relevant foundation concepts in art, and that teach artists and architects relevant foundation concepts in computer science and mathematics. Students in other majors complete a subset of these courses. The DPA Minor has been officially offered since the Fall of 2011.
The Minor in Digital Production Arts assists the student to develop the entry-level artistic and technical expertise necessary for effective production of 3D computer graphics and animation. The Minor is especially well suited for students wishing to pursue graduate study in Digital Production Arts.
The Minor augments a core course in 3D modeling and animation, by technical and artistic tracks complementary to the student's major course of study.
Before declaring any minor, you must discuss doing so with your home major departmental advisor. Please note that course requirements for the DPA minor differ by majors and that some courses that apply towards the minor may require pre-requisite coursework.
For minor requirements and course offerings, please visit the Clemson Course Catalog at https://catalog.clemson.edu/ choose the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog from the drop down menu, and choose Minors.
Here are student work samples from some of the courses in the DPA Minor. You can also watch the videos on our Vimeo channel.