BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Interactive New Media

The schedule below is only one example of a possible degree program. This sample plan should not be used as a strict guide to completion of the program.

Please work with your academic advisor during your first advising appointment to set up your individualized degree plan using the Degree Works Student Education Planner.

Effective academic advisement is a partnership, with the advisees sharing in the responsibility.

Students pursuing interactive new media studies will be required to complete MED 390(3), 490(3), ART 210(3), and DES 202(3) and to select 9 hours of electives with advisor approval from: ART 230(3); MED 355(3), 465(3), 492(3), 595(1-3).

Note: DES 202 should be taken only after successful completion of initial portfolio review.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ART 100 2D Design 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education (MED 120 is recommended) 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Life Sciences (lab) or Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 290 Fundamentals of Multimedia Design 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Humanities - General Education 3
General elective (MED 130 is recommended) 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MED 365 Digital Film and Media Production 3
ART 210 Introduction to Digital Arts 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 216 Introduction to Audio Techniques 3
MED 390 Interactive Web Design 3
Life Sciences (no lab) or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Course for minor 3
Portfolio Application Review - EA requirement 0
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
EA elective (DES 202 is recommended) 3
EA elective (MED 355 is recommended) 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning - General Education 3
Course for minor (upper level) 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 300 Fundamentals of Collaboration in Electronic Arts 3
MED 490 Advanced Interactivity Multimedia Design 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
General elective (upper level) 3
Course for minor (upper level) 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 498 Senior Project in Electronic Arts 3
EA elective (upper level) 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Course for minor (upper level) 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 498 Senior Project in Electronic Arts 3
Course for minor (upper level) 3
General elective (upper level) 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Entrance to the EA program is selective.  Students must complete at least 3 of the 4 pre-admission core classes (MED 290 plus two from ART 100, MED 365, or MUS 216) with a B or better average before making a portfolio application. The portfolio consists of 2-3 examples of the student’s best work in the discipline to which they are applying, several short essays, and an interview.

The EA major requires a minor. Only 6 hours may count for both the major and the minor. The minor should be selected in consultation with your academic advisor.

A minimum of 120 hours (with 40 hours of upper division coursework at the 300+ course level) is required to graduate.

Periodicity of many classes is important, with many scheduled as F (fall) or S (spring) only classes. Check catalog.

This schedule is only one example of a possible degree program. Please see your advisor early in your first semester to discuss possible variations of your own degree plan. All statements in this document concerning requirements, prerequisites, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes and are subject to change. Effective academic advisement is a partnership, with advisees sharing in the responsibility.

Degree plan last reviewed 05-09-2018.