Electronic Arts


Electronic Arts (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Admission requirements

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.

Program requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog

  2. Major Requirements (37 hours)

    1. Core Courses: ART 100(3), 300(3); MUS 216(3); MED 290(3), 365(3); ART 498(4) or MED 498(4)

    2. Choose one of the following options (18 hours):

      1. 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)

      2. Computer Animation Studies: (See "Department of Art and Design" section of catalog)

      3. 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.

      4. Video Studies: ART 230(3); MED 465(3); select 12 hours of electives with advisor approval: MED 360(3), 390(3), 462(3), 466(3), 492(3), 562(3), 565(3), 567(3), 595(1-3)

    3. 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.
    4. Public Affairs Capstone (PAC) Experience – all students are required to complete a three hour PAC by completing one of the following options:
      1. MED 498 – senior thesis project is directly related to cultural competence, community engagement, and/or ethical leadership issues. The PA component of the senior project will be defined specifically when the senior project is approved by the faculty team teaching the course.

      2. Study Away Experience – a study away experience of at least three hours will automatically meet the PAC requirement. Students will be expected to address issues related to cultural competency in their self-reflective report at the end of the study away experience.

      3. MED 595 – a three hour internship will meet the PAC requirement when the internship directly involves at least one aspect of the PA components (community engagement, cultural competency or ethical leadership).
      4. MED 492 – a three hour independent study will meet the PAC requirement when it involves a substantial component involving community engagement or cultural competency.

  3. 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.

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Accelerated Master's Program in Communication

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. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

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.