Digital Language Arts Major B.A.

Digital Language Arts Major B.A.

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Creating impactful writers and producers for the digital age

Students in the Digital Language Arts program develop high-level critical and creative thinking skills by planning and constructing innovative, entrepreneurial digital-age projects. By conceptualizing, theorizing, and authoring cutting-edge ideas for both art and business, you'll learn to excel in every type of literacy necessary for success in the digital marketplace. This includes, in addition to conventional print literacy, literacies in visual, audiovisual, digital, transmedia, performative, augmented reality, augmented virtuality, and virtual reality environments.


Curriculum & Requirements

For the Digital Language Arts program at UNH Manchester, students must complete a minimum of 128 credits and satisfy the University's Discovery Program and foreign language requirements, and complete a minimum of 40 credits in major coursework with a grade of C- or higher. The major requirements consist of a minimum of 10 courses. These 10 courses (40 credits) must include the capstone requirement. Students in the major must earn C or higher to pass ENGL 419 Introduction to Literary Analysis, ENGL 502 Professional and Technical Writing, and ENGL 595 Literary Topics:Digital Creative Writing. One literary theory/poetics course is required.


Core Courses
ENGL 419Introduction to Literary Analysis4
ENGL 502Professional and Technical Writing4
ENGL 595Literary Topics (Digital Creative Writing)4
ENGL 694Special Topics in Creative Writing (Experimental Narratives)4
ENGL 694Special Topics in Creative Writing (Visual Narratives)4
ENGL elective 14
ENGL 787English Major Seminar 24
ENGL 797Special Studies in Literature 34
ENGL 791English Grammar4
ENGL elective 44
Total Credits40

 For more information, contact program coordinator Susanne Paterson at or contact the Office of Admissions, (603) 641-4150.

Explore Program Details

Central to the curricular experience of this program is the requirement to complete either an internship, which places you in a variety of business and organizational settings under the direction of a faculty adviser and workplace supervisor, or a capstone course. Our campus is in the heart of the region’s economic activity — putting unlimited internship opportunities at your feet. We’ve partnered with local businesses to give you the real-world experience that sets you apart. Digital language arts majors have interned at many high-profile organizations in the area, including: 

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Each year, two students will have the opportunity to work as editorial assistants for "Best American Experimental Writing" (BAX), an annual anthology of experimental poetry and prose published by Wesleyan University Press. As one of only twelve "Best American" anthologies in the United States—and the only one explicitly devoted to avant-garde writing—BAX has a very high profile nationally.


Our innovative, interdisciplinary, and transmedia creative writing minor is tailored to your individual interests as a digital-age creator for print, stage and screen.


Our English minor helps you deepen your appreciation of literary analysis, exploring and writing about print, digital and multimedia texts focusing on a variety of periods and themes.


Develop the skill-sets and knowledge bases that will help you succeed in law school, as well as in any political, media or nonprofit career path in which strong oral and written advocacy skills are required by pursuing a legal advocacy minor.


Acquire skills in professional, technical, and cross-disciplinary writing and communication in our professional writing minor, as well as hands-on learning through an internship at a local business or organization. These skills are highly sought-after by employers, regardless of your major.


Acquire the academic skills necessary to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages outside the K-12 school setting. Our TESOL minor helps to lay a foundation for graduate study in Education and ESOL teaching certification, and to work with international communities, whether at home or abroad.

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