Electronic Arts


Electronic Arts (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

This program is offered in conjunction with the Department of Media, Journalism & Film.

Admission requirements

Complete the following 9 hours with a GPA of 3.00 or higher before making a portfolio application to the program:

  1. Foundation courses (6 hours): two courses from ART 110(3), MED 365(3), MUS 216(3). Students must complete the foundation course required in their option area before submitting their portfolio application to the program. Required foundation course for each option:
    1. Audio Studies: MUS 216(3).
    2. Computer Animation Studies: ART 110(3).
    3. Interactive New Media Studies: ART 110(3).
    4. Video Studies: MED 365(3).
  2. Pre-admission core course (3 hours): one course from ART 210(3), ART 230(3), or MED 361(3). Note: Computer Animation students must complete ART 230 and Interactive New Media students must complete ART 210.

Note: All Electronic Media majors must complete all three foundation courses to satisfy graduation requirements.

Initial portfolio review

Portfolio must include three examples of audio, video, interactive new media, and/or computer animation work; one work must come from outside the option area to which the student is applying; and two of the three works coming from a course with the Electronics Arts program. 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.

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

Refer to Department of Media, Journalism and Film section of catalog.

Computer Animation Studies option

Department of Art and Design

  1. ART 230(3); MED 465(3) or 466(3).
  2. 12 hours with advisor approval from: ART 330(3), 331(3), ART 399(3-6), 430(3), 431(3), 432(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), 310(3), 340(3), 410(3).
  2. Six hours from: ART 311(3), 345(3), 445(3); MED 355(3), 466(3), 492(3); DES 202(3), 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

Refer to Department of Media, Journalism and Film section of catalog.