About Digital Arts
The discipline of Digital Arts was introduced at UKZN Pietermaritzburg Campus in 2011. Based on the best practices in the world, it is designed to meet the needs of the new generation digital and new media artists, prepared to pursuit their individual interests in the academia, industry or as individual artists. Digital Arts is offered as an undergraduate major and postgraduate study (Honours, MA and PhD) within the Humanities and within the BA and SocSCi Degrees. Digital Arts at present at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels offers almost of the art forms that involve digital technology as a production tool, such as digital photography and video, graphic design and visual communication, digital drawing and painting, digital graphic novels and web comics, 3D modelling etc., as well as art forms that reflect on the digital technology as a medium (new media art), such as digital art installation, internet art, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality etc. The discipline also offers an extremely strong Animation strand, including traditional 2D animation, 3D animation, and experimental animation.
Digital Arts • Technician
This module aims to introduce students to current practices and principals of the digital arts as they apply to conceptual and contemporary creative production. This
The module extends knowledge and skills introduced in DIGA101. Content can include Graphic arts and design, 3D modelling and Digital Photography.
The module extends the 2D and 3D animation processes established in DIGA301 and introduces interactivity, installation and advanced design.
The module aims to extend the practices and principles of digital art established in levels one and two. It further introduces time-based art – such