Digital Liberal Arts
The Transylvania Digital Liberal Arts initiative launched in 2017 as an effort to teach students how digital technologies affect the world of today and tomorrow. You’ll learn to use technology to enhance your learning, your research and your art to give you a leg up in job markets that are constantly evolving to keep up with new innovations.
The goal of this initiative is to support your academic experience with tools and spaces dedicated to cutting-edge digital technologies. You’ll work with faculty who will encourage you to play and experiment—using your creativity to develop new ways of expressing yourself.
We got experience with the technical aspects of audio editing. That played a large role in the video I put together; learning how nuanced that work is was a big benefit. It really helped give me a foundation and see areas where I could grow.
The Morlan Gallery, Transylvania’s art gallery, has been home to several recent digital art exhibitions, including “Subtle,” an exhibition that incorporated the 2021 Studio 300 Digital Art and Music Festival.
CARPENTER ACADEMIC CENTER
The main academic building on campus, the Carpenter Academic Center is outfitted with cutting-edge technologies that allow for group interaction with all the latest tools necessary for collaboration in a digital age.
COMPUTER SCIENCE LAB
Students have a variety of technological tools at their fingertips in the computer science lab, including 3D printers and coding software for programming robots.
DART DIGITAL ARTS TECHNOLOGY LAB
The DArt Lab allows students to produce digital art and music projects using professional tools and industry-standard programs.
The basement of the library features collaborative work spaces and technology, encouraging students to learn together.
This space includes a mixed structure of Ubuntu 16.04 clients and Mac OS X. Equipment includes four 3D printers, a small object 3D digitizer and a large object digitizer.
Take a look at some of the courses and internships that incorporate digital tools:
- Integrated Media: Photography
- Integrated Media: Video
- Interactive Music and Multimedia
- 3D Manufacturing
- Introduction to Music Technology
- Digital Rhetoric
- Foundations of Computer Science
- Interface Programming
- Game Design
- Business Technologies
- Machine Intelligence
- Biologists’ Toolkit
- Audio Recording Technology
- Technical Theater
- Theater Design and Technology
Programs of study
- Computer Science major
- Data Analytics minor
- Update Data Analytics minor when an overview page is created
- Digital Arts and Media major or minor
- Music Technology major
- Theater Design and Technology major
- Radio Eye radio reading service
- Shangri-La Studio
- Kentucky Educational Television
- Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour
- Spring & Sprout Dental Partners
These are just a few examples of digital projects students have recently created.
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Adaptive Recreation Program Video
In winter 2015, students in Dr. Kerri Hauman’s Digital Rhetoric class created a video for Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital’s Adaptive Recreation Program.
Studio 300 Digital Art and Music Festival
Transylvania hosts this festival every other year to showcase creative manifestations of technology through concerts and exhibitions of digital art and music. Learn more at the Studio 300 Website.
These short podcast episodes were created during winter term 2023 by Transylvania University students enrolled in PSY 2524: Psychology of Gender.
Professor Timothy Polashek & Professor Emily Goodman — DLA Co-Directors
Julie Perino — Digital Content and Technology Integration Specialist