Electronic Arts


Electronic Arts (Non-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.

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

Initial portfolio review

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 foundation 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.

Major requirements (39 hours):

Major core (21 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. 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.

  6. Public Affairs Capstone (PAC) Experience – all students are required to complete a three hour PAC Experience by completing one of the following options:
    1. ART 498 – senior thesis project 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. ART 399 – a three hour independent study will meet the PAC requirement when it involves a substantial component involving community engagement or cultural competency.

  7. Minor required (or second major). Note: no more than six hours may count for both the major and the minor.
Choose one of the following options (18 hours):
Audio Studies option:

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

Computer Animation Studies option:
  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:

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

Video Studies option:

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

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements