BAA in Media Arts - Concentration in Collaborative Design

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Arts in media arts - concentration in collaborative design consists of 120 credit hours. In addition to the university scholastic, residence and general education requirements, students must take the following required courses (some required courses may also fulfill general education requirements): 21 credit hours in common core courses and 54 credit hours in a discipline specific track. BAA majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C in each course designated as a C-required course.

Course Title Hours
Media Arts Core Courses (21 Credit Hours, C or Better)
MART 101Introduction to Media Arts3
MART 102Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Analysis3
COMM 306Introduction to Multimedia3
COMM 406Audio Storytelling and Podcasting3
or MART 311 Introduction to Sound for Digital Media
MART 391Professional Practices in Media Arts - Portfolio1
MART 392Professional Practices in Media Arts - Business Development1
MART 393Professional Practices in Media Arts - Legal Issues1
MART 299Media Arts Practicum I1
MART 399EMedia Arts Practicum II - Collaborative Design2
MART 499EMedia Arts Practicum III - Collaborative Design3
Total Credit Hours21
Course Title Hours
Collaborative Design Core (54 Credit Hours)
Select 54 credit hours from the following courses. Students may substitute appropriate courses from other programs in consultation with, and approval from, their faculty advisor. Students are also encouraged to substitute appropriate certificates or minors with advisor approval.54
Foundation 2-D Design
Foundation Drawing
Graphic Design Concepts
ARTH 125_
Select one of the lettered ARTH 125 courses.
Select one 300–599 level ARTH course
Introduction to Life Drawing
Sound for Picture
Video Storytelling
Design Thinking & Innovation
Leadership Development for Innovation
Design Thinking
Design Thinking Challenges
Introduction to Music Technology and Industry
Intro to Music Business
Computer Modeling
Digital Animation I
Game Design I
Game Design Concepts
Digital Animation II
Editing for Film
Game Design II
Principles of Video Production
Story Boarding
Video Storytelling
Cinematography I
Game Technology and Coding II
Props and Character Design
Digital Animation III
Compositing and VFX I
Game Design III
Advanced Editing and Mastering
Electronic Music Production
Live Sound Design
Seminar in Music Technology
Introduction to Electronic Music
Scriptwriting I
With the assistance of an advisor, select sufficient general education and elective courses to meet the required 120 credit hours. These electives could include a minor.
Total Credit Hours54

Applied Learning

Students in the BAA in media arts – concentration in collaborative design are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing MART 299, MART 399E and MART 499E.