Fitting in the Bacc Core & Liberal Arts Core
The DCA major is very flexible (meaning there are only a few sequenced classes – classes that must be taken in a specific order), so it is possible to complete the major in a timely manner by taking a variety of DCA, Bacc Core, Liberal Arts Core, and B.A. or B.S. requirements each term. BFA students balance DCA production courses, core major courses and Bacc Core classes.The DCA major allows for space in your degree to include a minor or a second major or take quite a few elective credits. There is also room in the curriculum for students to participate in education abroad, such as study abroad and international internships, as well as the option of completing an internship in the United States.
*NOTE* Please try not to schedule more than two four credit production or studio courses a term, they often involve a lot of work outside of class as well as in-class assignments.

Common Minors

  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Film
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Political Science                           
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Writing

Common Double Majors

  • Business/Finance/Accountancy 
  • Communication    
  • Psychology
  • Political Science

NOTE: This is not a comprehensive list but a list of what DCA students have minored and/or double majored in.

Digital Communication Arts Bacc Core Playlist

This playlists provides an optional way for you to shape your Baccalaureate Core experience around your interests and career goals in Digital Communication Arts.

While using or having a playlist is not required, the Bacc Core playlists can help you design an education that's a perfect fit for who you are and where you want to go.

The Digital Communication Arts Playlist helps students to think critically through a technological and/or media lens toward their acquisition of knowledge in the areas of art, history, political science, philosophy, English, Film, anthropology, psychology, sociology, ethnic studies, geography, and women’s studies in relation to digital communication.

Consider the offerings in each category relative to this theme. Remember that each Bacc Core category requires the completion of one (1) course.* The Bacc Core Playlist draws primarily from the Perspectives and Synthesis areas of the core and do not constitute complete coverage of the Bacc Core. For example: the majority of this list does not include courses from every perspectives sub-category, nor do they incorporate/address all the Skills areas of the core.

*Some courses may appear in more than one Bacc Bore category, but, a course can only be counted toward fulfilling a single category.

*Please note this playlist is only a suggestion. You do not have to follow this playlist or take these classes.

 

SKILLS:

Writing I

WR 121

Writing II

PHL 121 WR 201, 214, 222, 224, 240, 241, 303, 323, 324, 327, 330, 341

Speech

Your choice

Math

Your choice

Fitness

HHS 231 and Your choice PAC

PERSPECTIVES:

Bio Sciences

Your choice

Phy. Sciences

Your choice

Lit/Arts

ART 101, 204 ENG 320, 321, 330 FILM 110, 125, 245, 255, 256, 265, GER 261 IT 261 MUS 101 TA 147, 330/331

Cultural Diversity

FR 329 HST 106 WGSS 235

Social Processes

HDFS 240 PS 201 WGSS 223, 224, 240

Western Culture

CROP 340 HST 106 FILM 110, 125 PHL 205, 207, 360


DIFFERENCE, POWER & DISCRIMINATION**:               

ES 477 ENG/FILM 220 ES 452 EXSS 475 HST 368, 370 PHL 280 PS 363 QS 477 SOC 206, 426 TA 360 WGSS 223, 224, 230, 325, 477

 

SYNTHESIS**:                                      

Science, Technology and Society

ART 367 ANTH 330 CS 391 HST 421 NMC*** 421, 427 PH 331, 332 SOC 456 WGSS 320

Contemporary Global Issues

ANTH 380, HST 390

*** DCA majors cannot use NMC courses to complete Bacc Core requirements

LIBERAL ARTS CORE**:

Fine Arts

ART 101, 115, 131, 261, 291 WR 224, 241, 324, 341, 424, 441 TA 121, 147, 242, 244, 248

Humanities

COMM 380, 472, 476, 478 HST 106 HSTS 421 ENG 320, 412, 445, 465, 480 FILM 110, 125, 245, 265, 452 PHL 205, TA 330, 360

Non West. Culture

ENG 212 MUS 108 SOC 460

Social Sciences

ANTH 330, 380 COMM 324, 368, 484 ES 201 HSTS 421 PS 201 PSY 201, 360 WGSS 223, 224

** Some courses may appear that require prerequisite(s) not included in this list

FOREIGN LANGUAGES:

Studying a language opens up education abroad opportunities as you can go to more locations worldwide. Also, proficiency in a second language may give you “an edge” once you're in the job market.