Since the founding of the College of Arts + Architecture, d-Arts has become a lively venue for collaborative, multi-disciplinary activity across the College. D-Arts projects fall into four primary categories: digital fabrication, urban visualization, responsive environments, and performance, with a focus on fostering collaboration between disciplines.  D-Arts was originally called the Digital Design Center and was founded by Professor of Architecture Eric Sauda; today D-Arts is directed by Professor of Art (Digital Media) Heather D. Freeman.

The mission of the Digital Arts Center of the CoA+A is to create transformative uses of digital technology in the arts.

  • To provide a venue for the exchange of ideas .
  • To encourage interdisciplinary effort within the CoA+A.
  • To foster collaboration with other disciplines in the University and from across the community. 
  • To encourage the emergence of new forms through material research