Media Arts


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; Interactive Media; Digital Audio/Sound Design; Film, Television and Digital Video Production; Film and Television Studies; Media Management; On-Camera Performance; Photography/Digital Photography; Screenplay and Video Journalism.

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.

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
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
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
One (1) of the following courses:
MA 150 Writing for Visual Media 3.00
MA 152 Screenplay 3.00
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
24 credits from one of the following 12 areas of concentration:

B.A. in Media Arts - Computer Graphics B.A. in Media Arts - Computer Animation and Special Effects
B.A. in Media Arts - Web Design B.A. in Media Arts - Digital Audio
B.A. in Media Arts - Film & Video Production B.A. in Media Arts - Television Production
B.A. in Media Arts - Photography B.A. in Media Arts - Screenwriting
B.A. in Media Arts - Media Management B.A. in Media Arts - On-Camera Performance
B.A. in Media Arts - Video Journalism B.A. in Media Arts - Media Studies

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


Richard L. Conolly
College of Liberals Arts & Sciences

Scott Krawczyk, Dean