Electronic Arts

Opportunities & Events

Want to know what our Alumni are up to?

Be sure to check out this wonderful article that appeared in the MSU Alumni Magazine. It features an Electronic Arts student that has had some awesome success in her career since graduation. I won't spoil it for you though, you need to read the article. Get the link below.

Click on this link here to read the full article.


Electronic Arts Senior Thesis project gets some press!!

Check out what a group of Electronic Arts seniors are working on and get a little sneak peak of things to come..

Click on this link here to read the full article.


 2015 Electronic Arts Application Process Opens!!

For sophomores and above who have taken at least 3 of the 4 required core courses.

For this round of applications we welcome submissions from all emphasis areas in the Electronic Arts program. Please adhere to deadlines and due dates. 

Event Details:  Click here for a downloadable application.


Home Coming - Master Class Opportunity

Meet COAL (Electronic Arts 2004) Alum Matt Raithel, Studio Director for Graphite Lab in St. Louis, MO.

Matt Raithel and his team at Graphite Lab in St. Louis produced the mobile game app, My Little Pony Party of One, which reached No. 1 ranking in 73 countries by selling over one million downloads in one week (August 3-10). The game was animated primarily by another MSU alum, Matt Stevens (BFA Animation ‘09), under Raithel’s direction. Raithel has worked in the gaming industry since 2004 when he joined Black Lantern Studios in Springfield, where he served as an art director, director of art and design, vice president of operations and studio president.

Event Details:  Friday, October 17, 2014, in the Plaster Student Union Theatre from 12:20 to 1:40pm.  BE THERE!!!

For more information or more COAL Homecoming Events, please check COAL's Blog


Upcoming Film Crew Fundamentals 2-Day Workshop

Kenny Chaplin (DGA & DGC Assistant Director) Brings to you his eighteen years in the trenches of the Hollywood film industry, right to Springfield, MO.  He has worked hand-in-hand with directors David Mamet, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, and Ridley Scott.  He has "wrangled" Dustin Hoffman, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Sean Penn, and Eva Longoria and has worked on the films "End of Days", "Dude, Where's My Car", "Body of Lies", "Runaway Jury", "The Thin Red Line" and "Moby Dick".

Augmented with road weary tales from the field, Kenny Chaplin will dispel the myths of working in the film industry.  You'll learn how to land that first job, and how to become an unforgettable crewmember on any size or type of production.

Saturday & Sunday - Topics covered include Pre-production, Production, Defining the Director's team, What is expected on your first day, Walkie Talkie protocol and etiquette, choreographing background performers, Defining positions in other departments, Script Breakdown, Production Paperwork, Set Safety and Protocol, Film resume building, interviewing, job search techniques, and much, much more...

Where: Missouri State University, Craig Hall, Room 203, 901 South National, Springfield, MO 65897

Time: 10am to 6pm (Saturday & Sunday)

To Register, click here

Questions: 1-404-227-4558