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The Digital Arts & Media Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP) Certificate is designed to guide students toward careers in this dynamic field by providing a unique mix of courses from Fine Arts, Radio-TV-Film, Computer Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. The BDP provides a framework for students to explore and create work that pushes the boundaries of traditional disciplines and media. The foundation courses provide the conceptual scaffolding for exploring new media and developing new skills, while the strand courses allow students to pursue individual interests in games and entertainment, image and film, mixed media, music and audio, or other areas.

Declare This Certificate

Applications for the Bridging Disciplines Programs are accepted twice a year, during the fall and spring semesters. Learn additional information and how to apply to the BDPs. Interested students can attend an information session, which are offered throughout the semester.

Any degree-seeking undergraduate at UT-Austin is eligible to apply to the BDPs. Students must plan to be enrolled at UT-Austin as a degree-seeking undergraduate for at least two semesters after the semester in which they apply to the BDP. The BDPs are open to undergraduate students from every college and school at UT-Austin, view eligibility and benefits. Learn about advising services for Digital Arts & Media BDP students.

Required Courses

With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, students may earn a BDP certificate in Digital Arts & Media. View a complete list of courses and requirements.


Students in the Digital Arts & Media BDP form a community with shared interests in creating innovative digital media and analyzing its impact on society. Digital Arts & Media students have come from a wide range of majors at UT, including American Studies, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Plan II, Psychology, Radio-Television-Film, Studio Art, and many others.


After completing 19 credit hours consisting of coursework, research, and internship experiences, students earn a certificate that will be recognized on students' transcripts, demonstrating a secondary area of specialization that complements their major. By pursuing an interdisciplinary certificate, students in the BDPs learn to become more flexible, versatile thinkers, better prepared for a professional world that values innovation and collaboration. Students in the BDPs gain access to unique research and internship experiences at UT and around the world, giving them hands-on experience applying what they have learned in the classroom. View student profiles to learn about personal experiences in the Digital Arts & Media BDP.