Media Arts

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

B.A. in Media Arts - Computer Graphics



The Media Arts Department offers a comprehensive concentration in computer graphics and animation with state-of-the-art facilities for learning and production. Four multiplatform, fully equipped, networked computer labs support high-end classes in: graphics, painting and illustration, digital imaging, digital sculpture, 2D and 3D computer animation, interactive media design, Web design, and digital publishing. Professional and high-end peripherals supply students with full web and video output for reel production, and exhibition-grade large-format printing for portfolio presentation. Our comprehensive academic program is further complemented by our competitive internship/job placement program which successfully places students in the new media production industry.


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): 12 credits
Area of Concentration Electives: 24 credits
TOTAL: 36 credits
12 credits of Foundation Courses
MA 100 Media Aesthetics 3.00
and
One (1) of the following courses:
MA 119 Business of Media Arts 3.00
MA 162 Photography Portfolio/Exhibition 3.00
MA 257 The Music Business 3.00
MUS 180 The Music Business 3.00
and
One (1) of the following courses:
MA 150 Writing for Visual Media 3.00
MA 152 Screenplay 3.00
and
One (1) of the following courses:
ART 108 History of Photography 3.00
MA 164 History of Photography 3.00
MA 187 Film and Television Studies 3.00
MA 239 Survey of Computer Art 3.00
and
24 credits from the following:
Computer Graphics: Digital Design/Animation/Interactive/web
MA 124 Computer Graphic I 3.00
MA 132 Computer Graphic II 3.00
MA 135 Motion Grapics I 3.00
MA 125 Digital Publishing I 3.00
MA 133 Digital Illustration I 3.00
MA 1361 World Wide Web Publishing I 3.00
MA 161 Dig. Portfolio/Exhibition 3.00
+ One (1) of the following:
MA 198 Independent Study 3.00
MA 199 Media Arts Internship 3.00
Credit and GPA Requirements
  • Minimum Total Credits: 128
  • Minimum Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits: 96
  • 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

CONTACT

Richard L. Conolly
College of Liberals Arts & Sciences

Scott Krawczyk, Dean