Electronic Arts


Electronic Arts (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

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

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.

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 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 Program and Requirements
  2. Major Requirements (39 hours)
    1. Core Courses: ART 100(3), ART 300(3); MED 290(3), MED 365(3); MUS 216(3); 6-hour sequence from ART 498(3) or MED 498(3)
    2. Choose one of the following options (18 hours):
      1. Audio Studies: See Department of Media, Journalism & Film section of catalog
      2. Computer Animation Studies: ART 230(3); MED 465(3) or 466(3); select 12 hours with advisor approval: ART 330(3), 331(3), 430(3), 431(3), 432(3-6), 399(3-6)
      3. Interactive New Media Studies: See Department of Media, Journalism & Film section of catalog
      4. Video Studies: See Department of Media, Journalism & Film section of catalog
    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. ART 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. ART 399 – 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 major and the minor.
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements