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 Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 57

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Shared Foundation Requirements18
Lower-Division Core9
School of Visual and Media Arts Electives9
Upper-Division Core 21
Total Hours57

Shared Foundation Requirements

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

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTH 150HIntroduction to Art History3
ARTZ 105AVisual Language - Drawing3
GDSN 149ADigital Imaging I3
MART 101LIntro to Media Arts3
MART 112AIntroduction to Film Editing3
ARTZ 108AVisual Language - 3-D Fndtns3
or MART 120 Creative Coding I
Total Hours18

Minimum Required Grade: C


Lower-Division Core

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

Complete all of the following courses:
MART 201HHist Digital Arts & Culture3
MART 255Photoshop: Art and Design3
MART 256Illustrator: Vector and Layout Design3
Total Hours9

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.
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 Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Core

Complete all of the following courses:
MART 302Intro to Motion Design3
MART 330Principles of Sound Design3
MART 340Princ of Interactive Media3
MART 341Intro to Web Design3
MART 342Art & Sci of Interactive Games3
MART 441Web Technologies3
MART 450Topics in Film/Media Studies3
Total Hours21

Minimum Required Grade: C