Media Arts B.A.

The School of Visual and Media Arts continues to lead the way in creating innovative educational experiences for students by offering the most comprehensive fully online Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Montana. This degree enables students to maximize their creative potential through the study and artistic application of emerging digital technologies. It provides learning opportunities in interactive media, web and internet technologies, film editing, gaming, and a variety of digital design applications including sound, still image, motion, and animation. 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 the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 57

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Shared Foundation Requirements

18

Lower-Division Core

9

School of Visual and Media Arts Electives

9

Upper-Division Core

21

Total Hours

57


Shared Foundation Requirements

Note: All courses are required unless waived via departmental advanced placement policy.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ARTH 150H

Introduction to Art History

3

ARTZ 105A

Visual Language - Drawing

3

GDSN 149A

Digital Imaging I

3

MART 101L

Intro to Media Arts

3

MART 112A

Introduction to Film Editing

3

ARTZ 108A

Visual Language - 3-D Fndtns

3

or MART 120

Creative Coding I

Total Hours

18

Minimum Required Grade: C


Lower-Division Core

Note: Courses could fulfill requirements of Thematic Area groups of Time, Digital, Material, and History and Theory.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MART 201H

Hist Digital Arts & Culture

3

MART 255

Photoshop: Art and Design

3

MART 256

Illustrator: Vector and Layout Design

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C


School of Visual and Media Arts Electives

Notes:

  • Courses could fulfill requirements of Thematic Area groups of Time, Digital, Material, and History and Theory.

  • These courses should be chosen in consultation with your advisor.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits of courses at the 200-level or above in the following areas:

9

Art History (ARTH)

Art (ARTZ)

Graphic Design (GDSN)

Media Arts (MAR or MART)

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MART 302

Intro to Motion Design

3

MART 330

Principles of Sound Design

3

MART 340

Princ of Interactive Media

3

MART 341

Intro to Web Design

3

MART 342

Art & Sci of Interactive Games

3

MART 441

Web Technologies

3

MART 450

Topics in Film/Media Studies

3

Total Hours

21

Minimum Required Grade: C