Discontinued Program - Media Arts and Technology

Program:
Media Arts and Technology
Program Code:
1465 Media Arts and Technology
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS08
End Term:
FS11
College:
College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Media and Information
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Department of Media and Information

Undergraduate Programs
Media Arts and Technology

Media amplify our potential to change the world, extending our influence through time and space. Communication tools offer ever-expanding capabilities to create and deliver compelling experiences to engage individuals, communities, and societies. Media industries continue their explosive growth and evolution as emergent communication technologies permeate every part of modern life. Both economically and in terms of social influence, the media industries are among the largest and strongest industries in the world.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts and Technology in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media prepares students for jobs in traditional media (television, radio, and cinema) and in newer media (games, web and interactive media). This major prepares students to understand the blending, convergence and hybridization of technologies and disciplines and their release of new and modified media forms and potential. Practitioners must consistently research and revise their practices to adapt and benefit from change in the media landscape.

The Media Arts and Technology degree program uniquely prepares students to design high impact media products by focusing on: (1) understanding and harnessing the power of media through interdisciplinary, qualitative, and quantitative methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives; (2) using the design process to inform the creative production and fuel innovation using current and emerging media technologies; (3) using media to address pressing social issues and other meaningful themes; (4) becoming fluent with the tools, practice, and technique used in the creation of current and emerging mediated experiences; and (5) interpreting and critiquing of media in the context of audiences, users, historical precedents, socio-cultural patterns of use, and ethical implications of technologies.
In addition to the core program, students in the media arts and technology major must complete one of the following concentrations:

TV, Cinema, and Radio Concentration

This concentration focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed within the TV, Cinema, and Radio industries. Students learn preproduction, production, and post-production techniques and design principles involved in audio and video projects. Students also gain experience in producing, directing, and managing media projects for broadcast and non-broadcast distribution. The concentration will be noted on the student's transcript.

Games, Web, and Interactive Media Concentration

This concentration focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed within the interactive media industries. Students learn pre-production, production, and post-production techniques and design principles involved in interactive media projects, including games, Web, and emergent forms of interactive media. Students also gain experience in various aspects of managing interactive media projects. The concentration will be noted on the student's transcript.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Arts and Technology

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of the catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts and Technology.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Media Arts and Technology major is met by completing any one of the following courses: Telecommunication 442, 443, 445, 446, 447, 449, 450, or 455. Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. All of the following courses (12 credits):  
      TC 100 The Information Society 3
      TC 110 Understanding Media 3
      TC 242 The Digital Image 3
      TC 243 Story, Sound and Motion 3
    b. One of the following concentrations (13 to 15 credits):  
      TV, Cinema, and Radio      
      1. The following course (3 credits):  
        TC 340 Introduction to Video and Audio 3
      2. Three of the following courses. One of the three must be selected from Telecommunication 442, 443, or 447. (10 to 12 credits):  
        TC 247 Three-Dimensional Design of the Virtual Form 3
        TC 341 Film Style Production for Cinema and Television 4
        TC 342 Multi Camera Production for Television 4
        TC 343 Basic Audio Production 4
        TC 347 Three-Dimensional Computer Animation 4
        TC 351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
        TC 437 Video Compositing and Special Effects 4
        TC 442 Design of Cinema and Television Projects (W) 4
        TC 443 Audio Industry Design and Management (W) 4
        TC 447 Advanced Three-Dimensional Animation Workshop (W) 4
      Games, Web, and Interactive Media  
      1. The following course (3 credits):  
        TC 331 Introduction to Interactive MediaDesign 3
      2. Three of the following courses. One of the three must be selected from Telecommunication 445, 446, 447, 449, 450, or 455. (11 or 12 credits):  
        TC 247 Three-Dimensional Design of the Virtual Form 3
        TC 346 Web-based Interactive Media 4
        TC 347 Three-Dimensional Computer Animation 4
        TC 349 Client Side Web Development 4
        TC 437 Video Compositing and Special Effects 4
        TC 445 Digital Game Design (W) 4
        TC 446 Advanced Interactive Media Workshop (W) 4
        TC 447 Advanced Three-Dimensional Animation Workshop (W) 4
        TC 449 Server-Side Web Development (W) 4
        TC 450 Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Design (W) 4
        TC 455 3D Game and Simulation Design (W) 4
    c. Telecommunication electives: additional credits in telecommunication courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 30, but not more than 52, credits in courses in the major. Not more than 12 credits in Telecommunication independent study and internship courses combined, and not more than 7 credits in either telecommunication independent study or internship courses, may be counted toward the requirements for the Media Arts and Technology major.  
    d. The following courses outside the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media (18 to 30):  
      1. One of the following courses ( 0 to 4 credits):  
        CSE 101 Computing Concepts and Competencies 3
        CSE 131 Technical Computing and Problem Solving 3
        CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4
        Students who pass a waiver examination for Computer Science and Engineering 101 will not be required to complete Computer Science and Engineering 101 or 131 or 231.  
      2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
        PHL 130 Logic and Reasoning 3
        PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
        SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 4
      3. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
        ADV 205 Principles of Advertising 4
        ADV 260 Principles of Public Relations 3
        COM 100 Human Communication 3
        COM 225 An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3
        COM 275 Effects of Mass Communication 3
        JRN 108 Introduction to Mass Media 3
        RET 261 Introduction to Retailing 3
      4. A cognate selected from one of the following: the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, business, or an approved university specialization.  A list of appropriate cognates is available from the advising office. If business is selected, students must select from the following courses: Economics 201 and 202, Accounting 230, General Business and Business Law 323, Finance 320, Management 325, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management 313 and 327. A list of appropriate departments and courses is available from the advising office.  
        Each cognate must:  
        a. be a minimum of 18 credits  
        b. include three courses at the 300-400 level  
        c. be approved upon admission to the major or attainment of junior standing, whichever is earlier.  
    Only credits in courses graded on the numerical or Pass–No Grade system may be counted toward the requirements for the Media and Communication Technology major. Media and Communication Technology major students may not enroll in courses required for the major, including courses in other departments, on a Credit–No Credit basis.  
      Students should meet with their academic advisors concerning the minimum and maximum numbers of elective credits available to them at various stages in their programs.