Media Arts B.F.A - Game Design and Interactive Media

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Media Arts; Game Design and Interactive Media Concentration

College of Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits:

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

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

Code

Title

Hours

Shared Foundations Requirements

18

General Core Courses

12

Game Design and Interactive Media Concentration

36

Concentration Electives

9

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

MART 120

Creative Coding I

3

Total Hours

18

Minimum Required Grade: C


General Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MART 210

Creation of Media Story

3

MART 245

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


Game Design and Interactive Media Concentration

Note: The Game Design and Interactive Media (GDIM) curriculum provides a grounding in the design, story-telling, illustration and 3D animation as paired with creative coding and in-depth game development coursework. Students learn to conceptualize, iterate and produce games that fit their artistic visions as well as their career goals. GDIM is preparation for the professional fields of Mobile App design, Game development, and Interactive Art and Media.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 36 credits of the following courses:

36

ARTZ 214

Illustration

BMGT 401

Event Management

BMGT 402

Principles of Entertainment Management I

BMGT 403

Principles of Entertainment Management II

JRNL 342

Multimedia Sports Announcing and Writing

MART 220

Creative Coding II

MART 252

Screenwriting

MART 302

Introduction to Motion Design

MART 305

3D Animation

MART 340

Principles of Interactive Media

MART 341

Introduction to Web Design

MART 342

Art & Sci Interactive Games

MART 360

History, Ethics, and Theory of Games

MART 361

Serious Games

MART 441

Web Tech (Web Gaming)

MART 460

Game Engines

MART 461

Web Server Tech

MART 462

Mobile Game Development

MART 499

Senior Project

Total Hourse

36

Minimum Required Grade: C


Concentration Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:

9

ARTZ 214

Illustration

BMGT 101S

Introduction to Entertainment Management

ITS 279

Cloud Systems

MAR 252

Screenwriting

MART 100

Fundamentals of eSports

MART 220

Creative Coding II

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C