University of Denver Class of 2019
Emergent Digital Practices, BA
Emergent Digital Practices or EDP, in the most broad of definitions, is the study of digital art and media. However, it encompasses much more than that. In the program I have gained a solid foundation of digital art and media practices including digital photo manipulation, audio recording and editing, coding generative art, and videography and editing. Upper level elective classes have enriched that foundation and have allowed me to find a passion in primarily time-based digital media. In the program I have been able to explore everything from creating live music visuals, to how my studies can be connected with addressing the growing environmental crisis. I had the opportunity of taking a class devoted to site-specific installation art, in this class I, twice, went through entire process of planing, proposing, creating, and executing a successful piece of installation art all in a ten-week quarter. I have learned to be quick on my feet when it comes to creating content as well as achieving goals, all the while keeping quality in mind.
As a part of the Pioneer Leadership Program I had the ability to spend my first year at DU in a living and learning community of 88 students passionate about creating positive community change and leadership development. I was able to build a community of likeminded friends who all strived to make a difference in the world. It is truly a privilege to be a part of this community.
During your sophomore year in the program, every student engages in a year long Community Change Initiative. My team and I partnered with Colorado Young Leaders to expand their programing with arts organizations in Denver. To read more about my team and our accomplishments please check out our Annual Report.
My minor in marketing has allowed me to explore the intersectionality of my degree in EDP and the field of marketing. In my studies, I have expanded my skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as developed new skills in web and application design. I have had the chance to explore product ideation as well, I was tasked to develop prototypes for this product and create an entire product plan and pitch. I have learned how emerging technologies are no longer emerging and beginning to infiltrate everyday life.