Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities (DSAH) is an interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate at the University of Maryland.
It offers graduate students a chance to combine the critical study of new forms of digital media and identity with creative and analytical practices utilizing digital media as well as the application of computational tools and techniques to traditional areas of humanistic study. While it is often hands-on or applied, Digital Studies also encourages—indeed demands—work that is primarily critical, theoretical, or experimental in nature.
Broadly speaking then, Digital Studies is a critical, scholarly, and creative response to the widespread influence of digital media across nearly every aspect of contemporary life; more specifically, it recognizes that teaching, research, and scholarship in the arts and humanities cannot remain isolated from the networks, platforms, and new media all around us. Scholars and practitioners of the arts and humanities should play an active critical and creative role in shaping both reception and development of digital media, both in our disciplines and in society at large.
The Certificate is jointly administered by the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), with additional sponsorship from the Department of English and the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Any matriculated graduate student in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland on the College Park campus may apply for admission.
15 credits total
Program requirements are subject to change.
- Introduction to Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities | 3 credits
- Praxis Elective| 3 credits
- Colloquium | 1 credit (repeated 3 times)
- Other Electives | 6 credits