Media Arts B.A.

The B.A. program provides a uniquely integrated curriculum that combines the areas of Digital Filmmaking and Integrated Digital Media. The courses in Digital Filmmaking focus on the three primary components of pre-production, production and post-production and include directing, writing, sound design, and editing. The courses in Integrated Digital Media focus on the relationship between digital technology and aesthetics and include still image/motion graphics, compositing, 2D animation, sound design and interactive media. History and theory courses in both areas provide students with a deeper understanding of artistic principles and practices. The undergraduate program has a large production space including a green screen area, three computer labs with 60 total stations and an audio recording room. After completion of the prerequisite courses, there is a G.P.A. gate in effect for admission into the Major. For more information on requirements, please see the B.A. program heading under academics or the Media Arts website.

Bachelor of Arts - Media Arts

College of Visual & Perf Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 45

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: Prerequisite courses (MART 101L, MART 112A, MART 102, MART 111A) must be completed or be in the process of completion before applying to the B.A. program.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower Division Core21
Upper Division Core21
Total Hours42

Lower Division Core

Rule: Complete all courses.

MART 101LIntro to Media Arts3
MART 112AIntroduction to Film Editing3
MAR 210Creation of Media Story3
MAR 251Dig Video Prod Tech3
MART 102Digital Technology in the Arts3
MART 111AIntro to Photoshop3
MART 221Fund of Digital Image Design3
Total Hours21

Minimum Required Grade: C

Upper Division Core

Rule: Complete all courses.

MART 300Visions of Film3
MART 302Intro to Motion Design3
MART 325Introduciton to Animation3
MART 330Principles of Sound Design3
MART 340Princ of Interactive Media3
MART 450Topics in Film/Media Studies3
Total Hours18

Minimum Required Grade: C