Preadmission Core Courses: Complete 9 hours with a GPA of 3.00 or higher from the following Electronic Arts preadmission core courses before applying to the program: ART 100(3), MED 290(3), MED 365(3), MUS 216(3). Core courses in the student’s chosen option must be completed before applying.
Portfolio must include a minimum of two and a maximum of three examples of audio, video, interactive new media, and/or computer animation work, with at least one example coming from the preadmission core course in the option area to which the student is applying. 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.
General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
Major Requirements (37 hours)
Choose one of the following options (18 hours):
Audio Studies: MED 461(3), 561(3); MUS 100(3), 316(3); select 6 hours of electives with advisor approval: MED 361(3), 492(3), 595(1-3); MUS 103(3), 137(1), 327(2), 399(1-3), 416(3), 512(3), 529(3); THE 558(3)
Computer Animation Studies: (See "Department of Art and Design" section of catalog)
Interactive New Media Studies: MED 390(3), 490(3); ART 210(3); select 9 hours of electives with advisor approval: ART 230(3); MED 355(3), 465(3), 492(3), 595(1-3); DES 202(3). DES 202 should be taken only after successful completion of initial portfolio review.
Minor Required. Note: No more than 6 hours may count for both the Electronic Arts major and the minor. Students should seek advisor approval for courses in the minor.
General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog
Eligible undergraduate majors in the School of Communication Studies may apply for early admission to the Communication program during the second semester of their junior year. Once accepted for early admission, students will be able to take up to 10 credit hours at the 600-700 level that apply to both their undergraduate and graduate degree programs (Mixed Credit). Students must enroll in COM 701 during the fall semester of their senior year as part of the accelerated program.
For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.