Program Requirements

The electronic arts program does not require a minor, regardless of the option you choose to pursue.

Major requirements (69 hours)

Major core (51 hours)
  1. ART 110(3), MED 365(3), MUS 216(3).
  2. One course from: ART 210(3), ART 230(3), MED 361(3) or MED 382(3). Note: course cannot be double-counted toward the student's selected 18 hour option.
  3. ART 300(3).
  4. Six hours from ART 498(3) or MED 498(3).
  5. Complete 12-15 hours from the following history and/or theory courses: ART 271(3), 272(3), 273(3), 274(3), 480(3), 484(3), 492(3); MED 300(3), 304(3), 325(3), 355(3), 374(3), 375(3), 412(3), 454(3), 470(3), 570(3), 580(3), 581(3); MUS 239(3), 241(3). Note: chosen courses may only be used once in the major.
  6. With advisor approval, complete 18-21 hours of additional supporting electives (courses not already used to fulfill a major requirement) to best augment the major option. Choose from: ART 100(3), 101(3), 115(3); any ART or DES or MED or MUS course.
  7. Successful completion of the junior portfolio review and the achievement of a "C" or better grade in all required option courses completed at the time of the junior portfolio review must be achieved before admission to ART 498/MED 498, Senior Project in Electronic Arts, will be granted.
  8. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ART 498(3) or MED 498(3).
Complete one of the following options (18 hours):
Audio Studies option

Department of Media, Journalism and Film

  1. MED 461(3), MED 561(3), MUS 100(2), MUS 316(3).
  2. Seven hours from: MED 361(3), MED 382(3), MED 492(1-3), MED 595(1-3); MUS 103(3), MUS 137(1), MUS 327(2), MUS 399(1-3), MUS 416(3), MUS 529(3), THE 558(3). Audio Studies students must complete MUS 216 before making a portfolio application to the program.
Computer Animation Studies option

Department of Art and Design

  1. ART 230(3); MED 465(3) or MED 466(3).
  2. 12 hours with advisor approval from: ART 330(3), ART 331(3), ART 430(3), ART 431(3), ART 432(3-6), ART 399(3-6). Computer Animation Studies students must complete ART 230 before making a portfolio application to the program.
Interactive New Media Studies option

Department of Art and Design

  1. ART 210(3), ART 310(3), ART 410(3).
  2. Nine hours from: MED 290(3), MED 355(3), MED 466(3), MED 492(3), MED 595(1-3), DES 202(3), DES 340(3), ITC 260(3). DES 202 or DES 340 should be taken only after successful completion of initial portfolio review. Interactive New Media Studies students must complete ART 210 before making a portfolio application to the program.
Video Studies option

Department of Media, Journalism and Film

  1. ART 230(3), MED 465(3).
  2. 12 hours from: MED 360(3), MED 462(3), MED 466(3), MED 472(3), MED 492(1-3), MED 562(3), MED 565(3), MED 567(3), MED 582(3), MED 583(3), MED 595(1-3). Video Studies students must complete MED 365 before making a portfolio application to the program.