The electronic arts program is...
An award-winning interdisciplinary program that stresses effective communication, storytelling and collaboration while fostering creative excellence and technical mastery in animation, sound design, music recording, interactive new media and film making.
Electronic Arts is comprised of highly motivated students from the departments of music; art and design; and media, journalism and film. As a selective program it involves a portfolio review as part of the admission process.
Majors are introduced to the four option areas of the program through the pre-admission core classes so that they gain an awareness of the language and capabilities of each disciplinary area. When the core is complete, students submit a portfolio application in one of the four program tracks: computer animation, audio, video, or interactive new media studies. As a culminating experience, seniors collaborate in an interdisciplinary team over two semesters to create a single, original, professional-quality project.
These interdisciplinary projects take many creative forms, including: animations, music recordings, interactive websites, computer games and apps, music videos, dramatic and documentary films, or interactive installations. The senior project is designed to challenge, engage and move audiences while enhancing the skills of EA students and providing them with a high-quality portfolio piece to launch their professional careers.
The collaborative story-telling nature of the program, the quality of the students and faculty, access to state-of-the-art facilities, and the chance to work on a year-long senior project are all reasons why Electronic Arts students consistently earn national and international accolades for their creative work.