Art History, Design, and Computer Sciences Cognate

The cognate is for students to develop basic skills in art history and design as well as computer programming. The aim is for them to be able to apply programming skills to develop projects related to museum collections management and visitor experience, research projects, website design for cultural institutions, and art market intelligence and data transparency. Students will be encouraged to learn the basic concepts of art history and design and combine them in creative ways with emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, 3D modelling and more traditional website design. The aim is to give students a head start on how emerging technologies can come together with the art market as well as cultural heritage to help document, preserve, investigate and present it for future generations.

Students will need to complete the following three modules, preferably in order.

1. Arts4
Select one of the following:
From Digging to Digital: Preserving and Displaying the Past
Introduction to Architectural History
Introduction to Art History
Principles of Design
2. Computer Sciences4
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Applications Programming
Living in a Networked World: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Introduction to Scientific Programming/Python
From Problems to Algorithms to Programs
Introduction to Computer Science I
Introduction to Data Science and Analytics
Introduction to Internet Technologies
After completion of the two required courses above:
3. Digital Applications 14
Select one of the following:
Greek Art and Architecture
Roman Art and Architecture
Museum Studies
Museum Studies
Any other 600-level Art History course, by instruction permission (WI)
Total Credits12

Students should aim to complete a project focused on digital applications.