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BA in Media Arts Studies (49-51 hours*)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for admission to this program.

The media arts studies program produces students with a strong liberal arts foundation that can be used effectively in a variety of film-related careers or graduate studies. Graduates are generalists with skills and proficiencies that can be used in multiple venues including emerging media environments. Students master knowledge of film culture, history, and theory; develop general and specialized skills sets; and utilize processes that integrate professional practices, generate creative applications to new situations, and support collaboration in multiple settings. Core curriculum of critical studies develops analytical skills and creates a foundation for application and experimentation; a wide range of electives allows additional emphasis in critical studies, narrative or documentary production, or other specialized areas.

Program Requirements    |    View MAP

  1. Complete the following pre-media arts courses with a B grade or better:
  2. Be admitted to the program by application. (See the department office, D-581 HFAC.)
  3. Complete the following foundation courses:
      TMA 105 : Using Basic Media Tools. (1:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 105 : Using Basic Media Tools. (1:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PREREQUISITE: Media arts major or minor status or pre-animation major status; concurrent enrollment in TMA 185.
      DESCRIPTION: Introductory course to familiarize students with basics in camera, lighting, and sound fundamentals.

      TMA 114 : Reading and Constructing Narratives. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 114 : Reading and Constructing Narratives. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PREREQUISITE: Animation majors--admittance to the animation program; media arts studies majors/minors--TMA 102, 113, and admittance to media arts program; MDT--admittance to the MDT program; theatre arts studies majors/minors and BFA Acting--TMA 101; theatre education majors--Sc Ed 276R.
      DESCRIPTION: Analyzing basic narrative principles; conceptualizing and writing narratives for theatre and media.

      TMA 185 : Basic Media Production. (3:4:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 185 : Basic Media Production. (3:4:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PREREQUISITE: Media arts major/minor status or animation major status; concurrent enrollment in TMA 105.
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to basics of film and video production. Includes lecture and practical lab experiences with audio and video.

  4. Complete the following media arts core courses:
  5. Complete one of the following advanced critical studies courses:
  6. Complete 22–24 hours (14 must be upper-division) from faculty advisor-approved courses in an area of study. These areas of study must be approved in writing by the student's faculty advisor before enrollment occurs. Please contact the department for possible study areas. Up to eight hours of practica can be used to fill this requirement.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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