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Professor John Toenjes plays a digital
controller/recorder that he designed
and made, from sonification to cabinet

eDream is collaborating with University of Illinois colleges and academic initiatives to realize interdisciplinary degree programs for students interested in digital arts media learning and careers. These degree programs are in development; they are not yet available to students. However, we welcome the opportunity to speak with students about their interests and with faculty about how they can participate. Please feel free to contact us.

Programs in Development

Doctorate in Informatics in Art and Culture

The Illinois Informatics Institute is working with the Graduate College to create a broad, interdisciplinary doctoral degree in informatics that will offer students several tracks from which to choose. eDream is sponsoring the Arts and Cultural Informatics track. We began working with our first doctoral candidates in Fall 2011.

Undergraduate Concentration

With committed faculty at the College of Fine and Applied Arts, eDream will advocate for the development of an undergraduate concentration in digital arts media. With Parkland Community College, we will explore a seamless transfer of Parkland graduates to this degree program as well as a means for University of Illinois students to take selected applications courses from Parkland with readily transferable credit. 

Existing Programs

Undergraduate Minor

Students interested in earning an undergraduate minor in digital media with a focus in the arts, humanities, or social sciences should review the Informatics Minor, coordinated by the Illinois Informatics Institute. The Informatics Minor is currently available for student participation.

University of Illinois

Why attend a digital arts media program at the University of Illinois? The University has had a major impact on science, technology, society, culture, and the arts. Here's a great video, created by our faculty senate and public affairs staff, that explains how.