BAA in Media Arts - Concentration in Game Design

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in media arts - concentration in game 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
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 399DMedia Arts Practicum II - Game Design2
MART 499DMedia Arts Practicum III - Game Design3
Total Credit Hours21
Course Title Hours
Game Design Concentration Requirements
ARTF 136Foundation 2-D Design3
ARTF 145Foundation Drawing3
ARTS 240Introduction to Life Drawing3
or MART 270 Figure Drawing for Animators
MART 220Computer Modeling3
ARTH 125_Art History, Bodies or Play (select one of the ARTH 125 lettered courses)3
MART 222Digital Animation I3
MART 322Digital Animation II3
MART 260Game Design Concepts3
MART 354Clay Modeling3
MART 352Story Boarding3
MART 360Game Technology and Coding I3
MART 361Game Technology and Coding II3
MART 365Props and Character Design3
THEA 516Scriptwriting I3
MART 357Rigging3
MART 232Game Design I3
MART 332Game Design II3
MART 432Game Design III3
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 game 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 399D and MART 499D.