Emerge is a student-based project led by faculty from the Digital Media Arts program of Delta State University's Department of Art. Emerge highlights current day artists in an environment focused on historical past.


Delta State University

Delta State University is located in Cleveland, Mississippi in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. It is a public institution providing a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum to approximately 3,500 students representing all of the states and 50 different countries. Dozens of degree programs on the undergraduate level provide educational opportunities in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and in the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing. Graduate programs on the master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral levels provide advanced training in a broad range of disciplines.


Digital Media Arts

A BFA in Digital Media Arts provides a foundation for students seeking to develop careers in the rapidly growing areas of motion graphics, sound design, video production, and photography through a multidisciplinary approach. This comprehensive degree fosters soft skills desired by the field of digital media arts including: creativity, team building, critical thinking and symbolic communication. This program produces digital media artists and professionals ready to create, develop, produce, and promote professional quality digital content on industry standard software and hardware. With grounding in both theory and technique our graduates are prepared for jobs such as videographer, video editor, sound designer, and motion graphics designer.

DSU Art Department

The Art Department at Delta State University has a long tradition of helping art students become successful, practicing artists with a lifelong passion for art.  Our students have gone on to own their own graphic design firms or serve as Art Director’s for magazines and agencies.  We can also boast of a number of graduates who are active as painters, sculptors, ceramists, digital media artists, and art educators.  We are striving to continue this tradition of excellence by enhancing a number of areas and by offering a variety of workshops for students and community members.  We have a strong and diverse faculty who exhibit nationally and are committed to helping students achieve their artistic goals.