Media Arts

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

B.A. in Media Arts


The department offers a comprehensive Bachelor of Arts degree that may either follow a specialized area of concentration or an integrated track, depending on the academic, creative and professional goals of the individual student. An area of concentration is a grouping of 24 or more credits in one of the following fields: Computer Graphics, Digital Design, Animation and Interactive Media; Digital Audio Production and Sound Design; Film, Television and Digital Video Production; Media Management; Photography/Digital Photography.

An integrated track is a grouping of 24 or more credits selected from across two or more of any of the above areas of concentration. Majors must consult with assigned faculty advisers in their field of interest to design, and be guided through, their particular program of study.


Areas of Concentration

Computer Graphics, Digital Design, Animation and Interactive Media 
MA 132 Computer Graphics II 3.00
MA 135 Motion Graphics I 3.00
MA 125 Digital Publishing I 3.00
MA 133 Digital Illustration I 3.00
MA 1361 World Wide Web Publishing 3.00
MA 161 Dig. Portfolio/Exhibition 3.00
MA 1341 3D Computer Graphics I 3.00
MA 1342 3D Computer Animation 3.00
MA 207 3D Logo Animation 3.00
MA 186 Gaming 3.00  
MA 239 Survey of Computer Art 3.00

Digital Audio Production and Sound Design

MA 107 Digital Audio I 3.00

MA 110 Digital Audio II 3.00

MA 114.1 Digital Audio III 3.00

MA 114.2 Digital Audio IV 3.00

MA 1012 Audio Production II 3.00

MA 147 Studio Recording for the

Music Producer 3.00

MA 206 Radio Production 3.00


Film, Television and Digital Video Production

MA 190 Film Production I 3.00

MA 105 Lighting I 3.00

MA 206 Advanced Editing 3.00

MA 102 Television Production I 3.00

MA 103 Television Production II 3.00

MA 1032 Television Production III 3.00

MA 1581 On-Camera Performance 3.00

MA 1582 On-Camera Performance II 3.00

MA 1583 On-Camera Performance III 3.00

MA 1591 Acting I 3.00

MA 1592 Acting II 3.00

MA 1585 Voice Over Performance 3.00

MA 178 Fairy Tales: From Disney to J Lo 3.00

MA 187 Film & Television Studies 3.00

MA 188 Film Noir: The Dark Side of America 3.00

MA 227 Action Cinema 3.00

MA 152 Screenplay 3.00


Photography/Digital Photography

MA 115 Introduction to Photography 3.00

MA 118 Digital Photography I 3.00

MA 122 Digital Photography II 3.00

MA 123 Studio Photography 3.00

MA 111 Photo Journalism 3.00


Media Management:

MA 255 Prod Management 3.00

MA 106 Video Workshop I 3.00

MA 101 Audio Production I 3.00

MA 126 Advertising I: Principals 3.00

MA 157 Advertising II: Creative 3.00

MA 580 Independent Producer 3.00

MA 257 The Music Business 3.00

MA 222 Social Media Theory

Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfy the Placement, Proficiency, Orientation and Core Curriculum criteria outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of this bulletin.

Core Curriculum requirements for this major are summarized below:
Core Seminar 3 credits
Humanities
English Composition 3 credits
English Literature 6 credits
Philosophy 6 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
Social Sciences
History 6 credits
Social Sciences (ANT, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC) 6 credits
Science and Mathematics
Mathematics 3 - 4 credits
Science 10 credits
Communication, Visual & Performing Arts
Speech 3 credits
Visual & Performing Arts (ART, DNC, MUS, THE) 3 credits
Ancillary Requirements
Six (6) advanced credits in a single discipline other than Media Arts.
Major Requirements
General Requirements for major in Media Arts:
Foundation Courses (required): 24credits
Area of Concentration Electives: 12 credits
TOTAL: 36 credits
24 credits of Foundation Courses
MA 100 Media Aesthetics 3.00
MA 119  Business and Media Arts 3.00
MA 150 Writing for Visual Media 3.00
MA 113 Media Arts in the 21st Century 3.00
and
Each of the following courses:
MA 124 Computer Graphics I 3.00
MA 106 Video Workshop I 3.00
MA 101 Audio Production I 3.00
MA 118 Digital Photography I 3.00
and
12 credits from one of the following 5 areas of concentration:

 
B.A. in Media Arts - Computer Graphics, Animation and Interactive Media  
MA 132   Computer Graphics II 3.00 
MA 135  Motion Graphics I 3.00 
MA 125  Digital Publishing I 3.00 
MA 133  Digital Illustration I 3.00
MA 1361  World Wide Web Publishing  3.00
MA 161  Digital Portfolio / Exhibition 3.00
MA 1341  3D Computer Graphics I 3.00
MA 1342  3D Computer Animation 3.00
MA 207  3D Logo Animation 3.00
MA 186  Gaming 3.00
MA 239  Survey of Computer Art 3.00
B.A. in Media Arts - Audio, Music Production, Sound Design 3.00
MA 107 Digital Audio I 3.00 
MA 110 Digital Audio II 3.00
MA 114.1 Digital Audio III 3.00
MA 114.2 Digital Audio IV 3.00
MA 1012 Audio Production II 3.00
MA 147 Studio Recording for the Music Producer 3.00
MA 206 Radio Production 3.00
B.A. in Media Arts - Film, Video and Screenwriting 3.00
MA 190 Film Production I 3.00
MA 105 Lighting I 3.00
MA 206 Advanced Editing 3.00
MA 102 Television Production I 3.00
MA 103 Television Production II 3.00
MA 1032 Television Production III 3.00
MA 1581 On-Camera Performance I 3.00
MA 1582 On-Camera Performance II 3.00
MA 1583 On-Camera Performance III 3.00
MA 1591 Acting I 3.00
MA 1592 Acting II 3.00
MA 1585 Voiceover Performance 3.00
MA 178 Fairy Tales: From Disney to J-Lo 3.00
MA 187 Film and Television Studies 3.00
MA 188  Film Noir: The Dark Side of America 3.00
MA 227  Action Cinema 3.00
MA 152  Screenplay 3.00
B.A. in Media Arts - Photography  
MA 115  Introduction to Photography 3.00
MA 118 Digital Photography I 3.00
MA 122 Digital Photography II 3.00
MA 123 Studio Photography 3.00
MA 111  Photojournalism 3.00
B.A. in Media Arts - Media Management  
MA 255 Production Management 3.00
MA 106 Video Workshop I 3.00
MA 101 Audio Production I 3.00
MA 126 Advertising I: Principles 3.00
MA 157 Advertising II: Creative 3.00
MA 580 Independent Producer 3.00
MA 257 The Music Business 3.00
MA 222 Social Media Theory and Practice 3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements
  • Minimum Total Credits: 120
  • Minimum Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits: 90
  • Minimum Major Credits: 36
  • Minimum Credits in Courses > 100 Level: 48
  • Ancillary Course Requirements: See above
  • Minimum Major GPA: 2.5

Minimum Overall GPA: 2.5

Minors in Media Arts

A Media Arts minor requires a total of 12 credits. Students can do a general minor, or specialize in a concentration area. MA 100 is a required course for all minors.

Credit and GPA Requirements
  • Minimum Total Credits: 12
  • Minimum Major GPA: 2.5
Minors in Related Fields

It is recommended that majors in the B.A. in Media Arts use their free electives to take a concentration of courses in another department in order to earn a minor in a related field, such as art, business, computer science, English, journalism, music or theatre.Students should consult with their advisors to design an appropriate minor outside their department.

CONTACT

Richard L. Conolly
College of Liberals Arts & Sciences

Scott Krawczyk, Dean