School of Digital Arts

BAA in Media Arts

The Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) curriculum merges arts, science and technology curricula, creating opportunities for students to gain training in the emerging creative technologies of audio production, filmmaking, animation and video game design.

The program engages with businesses and focuses on developing student's technological acumen combined with design thinking skills. These include the capabilities to

  1. Develop creative solutions,
  2. Effectively communicate,
  3. Practice entrepreneurship, and
  4. Master emerging software/hardware.

The development of these capabilities is grounded in an applied academic curriculum. WSU's location in the largest city in Kansas is a vital component to this learning process.

The media arts program is structured as one BAA degree with six concentrations: acting for digital arts, animation, audio production, collaborative design, filmmaking and game design. The structure is unique as it has six related concentrations under one degree classification.