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Department of Digital Arts & Experimental Media

DXARTS project

Redefine art for the digital age

Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) brings together students and faculty from across the UW — artists, scientists and engineers — to empower the next generation of artists. In our undergraduate minor, students explore cutting-edge areas such as video art, 3D sound, mechatronics, robotics, physical computing and fabrication. Students can focus on one media area or take classes across all formats. The DXARTS Ph.D. program prepares artists to pursue original research that pioneers new art forms at the intersection of creativity and technology. Our faculty are international leaders in the digital and experimental arts. They work with nonprofits and corporations, and exhibit and perform at museums, concerts, galleries and festivals around the world.


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DXARTS collaboration with the Jack Quartet.

Graduate Programs

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DXARTS alumni apply their creativity and technical expertise to drive innovation in a wide range of fields. Their unique skill sets are valued in education, business, government and the arts. 

Career Paths

DXARTS alumni careers include: 

  • Educator
  • Chief innovation officer
  • Digital artist 
  • Product designer
  • Game developer
  • Researcher
  • Web designer
  • Sound engineer
  • Videographer
  • Creative strategist
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Where fabrication is fab

The DXARTS Digital Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab), opened in 2019, gives students access to advanced computer-aided design, manufacturing and prototyping machines as well as traditional power and hand tools. The lab includes a woodshop, metal shop, electronics lab, CAD workstations, 3D printers and laser cutters. The facility also houses the DXARTS Observatory — a flexible project space for installation research and exhibitions. 

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Find Yourself in Digital Arts & Experimental Media

Combine your knowledge of technology with your creativity. Be part of the new wave of digital artists.  


Department of Digital Arts & Experimental Media Stories

Colorful pile of 3-d printed headbands to be used for face shields.

Protecting Lives with 3D Printers

Arts & Sciences departments have used their 3D printers to create protective equipment for health care workers.

DXARTS research collaboration with Jack Quartet members

A Research Lab in the Performing Arts

Visiting artists are immersed in creative research at the UW through an interdisciplinary initiative.

DXARTS research using EEG caps

A Marriage of Art & Neuroscience

DXARTS faculty and students find artistic inspiration in the tools of neuroscience.