Media Arts B.F.A

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Media Arts

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 75

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: The Shared Foundation sequence must be completed or be in the process of completion before acceptance into the B.F.A program.

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Shared Foundations Requirements

18

General Core Courses

12

Advising Track Options

45

Digital Arts & Technology

Digital Filmmaking

Sonic Arts

Total Hours

75


Shared Foundation Requirements

Note: All courses are required unless waived via the department 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

Complete one of the following courses:

3

Note: B.F.A. students working towards the Sonic Arts or Digital Arts & Technology tracks are required to complete MART 120.

ARTZ 108A

Visual Language - 3-D Fndtns

MART 120

Creative Coding I

Total Hours

18

Minimum Required Grade: C


General Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MAR 210

Creation of Media Story

3

MART 330

Principles of Sound Design

3

MART 450

Topics in Film/Media Studies

3

MART 499

Senior Project

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C

Advising Track Options

In addition to the above requirements, students must choose between one of three advising tracks, either Digital Arts & Technology, Digital Filmmaking, or Sonic Arts.

Note: These are advising tracks only and not official programs as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Digital Arts & Technology Track

Note: The Bachelor of Fine Arts Digital Arts & Technology track curriculum focuses on the artistic and creative application of digital technologies. Lower-division core classes cover the fundamentals of software applications such as the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and include still image, motion, animation, and sound design components. They also include the fundamentals of creative coding. Upper-division core classes cover the principles and applications of web technologies (including HTML, CSS, and Javascript) and interactivity (including gaming, virtual reality, and installations). Senior-level core classes center on advanced projects and developing a portfolio-centered internet presence.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MAR 251

Dig Video Prod Tech

3

MART 201H

Hist Digital Arts & Culture

3

MART 220

Creative Coding II

3

MART 255

Photoshop: Art and Design

3

MART 256

Illustrator: Vector and Layout Design

3

MART 302

Intro to Motion Design

3

MART 305

3D Animation I

3

MART 325

Introduciton to Animation

3

MART 340

Princ of Interactive Media

3

MART 341

Intro to Web Design

3

MART 416

Production Studio I

3

MART 440

Tech Interactive Media Design

3

MART 441

Web Technologies

3

MART 445

Sound for Digital Media

3

MART 457

Production Studio II

3

Total Hours

45

Minimum Required Grade: C

Digital Filmmaking Track

Note: The Bachelor of Fine Arts Digital Filmmaking track offers an all-inclusive experience in the areas of pre-production, production, and post-production. Project-based courses cover narrative, experimental, documentary, and commercial content creation for both traditional and interactive-based environments.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MAR 251

Dig Video Prod Tech

3

MAR 252

Screenwriting

3

MAR 442

Experimental Film

3

MART 300

Visions of Film

3

MART 325

Introduciton to Animation

3

MART 327

Intro to Cinematography

3

MART 336

Directing the Fic Film

3

MART 340

Princ of Interactive Media

3

MART 345

Sound for Film

3

MART 436

Producing

3

MART 455

Visions of Documentary Film

3

MART 499

Senior Project (Both Senior Project and a Professional Portfolio are required)

3

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

9

Note: These courses should be chosen in consultation with your advisor.

Art History (ARTH)

Art (ARTZ)

Graphic Design (GDSN)

Media Arts (MAR or MART)

Total Hours

45

Minimum Required Grade: C

Sonic Arts Track

Note: The Sonic Arts track curriculum offers an in-depth experience in the design, development, and production of sonic artwork and provides a platform for students to integrate their work within the diverse world of art.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MART 220

Creative Coding II

3

MART 245

Introduction to the Language and Practice of Sonic Art

3

MART 340

Princ of Interactive Media

3

MART 345

Sound for Film

3

MART 420

Sonic Programming

3

MART 440

Tech Interactive Media Design

3

MART 445

Sound for Digital Media

3

MUST 110

Digital Audio & Multitracking

2

MUST 210

Sequencng, Synthesis, Sampling

2

MUST 310

Interactivity Digitl Sgnl Proc

2

MUST 410

Computer Music Programming

2

Complete 16 elective credits of courses at the 200-level or above in the following areas:

16

Note: These courses should be chosen in consultation with your advisor.

Art History (ARTH)

Art (ARTZ)

Graphic Design (GDSN)

Media Arts (MAR or MART)

Total Hours

45

Minimum Required Grade: C