The Electronic Arts program is...
...an interdisciplinary program that stresses collaboration across the arts, while fostering creative excellence and technical mastery in animation, sound design and music recording, film scoring, interactive multimedia, and narrative film making.
This highly selective program is comprised of motivated students from the Music, Art & Design, and Media, Journalism & Film departments. Students are introduced to all areas of the program, then specialize in one. Throughout tight bonds are formed between students as they work closely and intensely in creative teams. As a culminating experience, seniors collaborate for two semesters with other EA students to create an original, professional-quality project. Many of these senior thesis projects go on to win international and national awards.
In the past, these projects have taken many forms, including: narrative animations, computer and mobile platform games, enhanced music CD's, music videos, interactive experiences, websites, dramatic films, and commercials featuring state-of-the-art special effects. If you can imagine it, you can make it in the Electronic Arts program.
The collaborative nature of the program, the quality of the students and faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and the chance to work on a creative year-long senior thesis project are all key attributes to the success of the Electronic Arts Program.
The Electronic Arts program is designed to prepare students for a variety of professional careers, including: computer animation, interactive multimedia and web design, video game creation and design, filmmaking, special effects and digital post-production, music recording and producing, and sound design for film.
The EA curriculum enables majors to build a professional portfolio which demonstrates an expertise within their area of specialization; illustrates a mastery of the communication skills required to work successfully in a creative team; and demonstrates their technical, aesthetic, and problem-solving abilities.
With their professional portfolio, Electronic Arts graduates will be in a unique position to take advantage of the many career opportunities opening up via the internet and the increasing reliance on electronic communication in business, education, the arts, and entertainment industries.