The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts emphasizes Studio Practice concerned with the development of creative, aesthetical, conceptual, critical, presentation and technical skills. It is particularly focused on the relationship between art, design and technology; critiques of new media practice and systems of identification; representation and production. The mission of the program is to prepare students for the immediate goal of entry into the digital art and design practice with the long-term goal of continuation of creative growth. Additionally, the program develops the student's capacity for critical thinking, problem solving, and stimulates imagination and innovation.
The T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts program is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to be focused on the intersection of applied as well as fine arts. T.I.M.E. students harness digital technology to create animations, interactive media (web media, cd-roms, dvd roms), game design, interactive installations (performance, robotics, sound) and video/special effects.
The T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts major draws students in addition to the traditions of all media taught in 15 other majors offered at CIA. Students may enter T.I.M.E. after exploring other media such as digital arts courses in CIA's Foundation program or students grounded in a medium from prior experiences may seek advance placement. Thus, informed and inspired students use the next three years to combine, expand, refine, and orchestrate projects and products in digital media.