Electronic Arts

Major(s)

Electronic Arts (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

This program is offered in conjunction with the Department of Art and Design.

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. MED 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. 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.
  7. Minor required (or second major). Note: no more than six hours may count for both the Electronic Arts major and the minor. Students should seek advisor approval for courses in the minor.
Choose one of the following options (18 hours):
Audio Studies option:
  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:

Refer to Department of Art and Design section of catalog.

Interactive New Media Studies option:
  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:
  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.

University level requirements:

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

Accelerated graduate program in Communication

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Communication program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.

Accelerated graduate program in Professional Studies

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Master of Professional Studies program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.