Admission Requirements

Your first steps

  1. Become a Bear: Apply to Missouri State.
  2. Before completing 60 credit hours, follow these steps:
    • Declare or change your major to electronic arts by visiting the Academic Advising and Transfer Center.
    • Meet with your assigned advisor. You’ll discuss admission requirements and develop your schedule.
    • Complete your major’s admission requirements. You maintain pre-major status until you meet all admission requirements.
    • Complete the Degree Program Application Form to update your record. Your advisor can assist you in this process.

Admission requirements

Complete the following 9 hours with a GPA of 3.00 or higher before making a portfolio application to the program:

  1. Foundation courses (6 hours): two courses from ART 110(3), MED 365(3), MUS 216(3). Students must complete the foundation course required in their option area before submitting their portfolio application to the program. Required foundation course for each option:
    1. Audio Studies: MUS 216(3).
    2. Computer Animation Studies: ART 110(3).
    3. Interactive New Media Studies: ART 110(3).
    4. Video Studies: MED 365(3).
  2. Pre-admission core course (3 hours): one course from ART 210(3), ART 230(3), or MED 361(3). Note: Computer Animation students must complete ART 230 and Interactive New Media students must complete ART 210.

Note: All Electronic Media majors must complete all three foundation courses to satisfy graduation requirements.

Initial portfolio review

Portfolio must include three examples of audio, video, interactive new media, and/or computer animation work; one work must come from outside the option area to which the student is applying; and two of the three works coming from a course with the Electronics Arts program. Students seeking admission to the Electronic Arts program in the area of Computer Animation Studies must include at least one work from ART 230 or ART 330. Specific guidelines are required for portfolios. See advisor or the Electronic Arts Coordinator for details.

Application and portfolio review

To apply to the electronic arts program:

  • Meet the admission requirements listed above.
  • Download and complete an application, which includes a portfolio review.

Applying to the program does not guarantee your admission.

Most students apply during the spring semester of their sophomore year or fall semester of their junior year.

Download program application (.docx)

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