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 Program
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.  



Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Media Arts and Technology, BA (1465)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS17

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
MTH3: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH103, MTH101, MTH102

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Media Arts and Technology - Core
Major - Media Arts and Technology - Core: 4 courses from TC100, TC110, TC242, TC243

Requirement 12: Major - Media Arts and Technology - Concentrations
Major - Media Arts and Technology - Concentrations: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
TV Cinema and Radio: 4 courses
Concentration - TV, Cinema, and Radio - Media Arts and Technology - Introduction: At least 1 course from TC340
Concentration - TV, Cinema, and Radio - Media Arts and Technology - Electives: At least 2 courses from TC247, TC341, TC342, TC343, TC347, TC351, TC437, TC442, TC443, TC447
Concentration - TV, Cinema, and Radio - Media Arts and Technology - Advanced Telecommunication: At least 1 course from TC442, TC443, TC447
Games Web and Interactive Media: 4 courses
Concentration - Games, Web, and Interactive Media - Media Arts and Technology - Media Design: At least 1 course from TC331
Concentration - Games, Web, and Interactive Media - Media Arts and Technology - Electives: At least 2 courses from TC247, TC346, TC347, TC349, TC437, TC445, TC446, TC447, TC450, TC455
Concentration - Games, Web, and Interactive Media- Media Arts and Technology - Advanced Telecommunications: At least 1 course from TC445, TC446, TC447, TC449, TC450, TC455

Requirement 13: Major - Media Arts and Technology - TC Credit Total
Major - Media Arts and Technology - TC Credit Total: 30 credits from Additional credits in telecommunication courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 30 but not more than 52 credits in the major.

Requirement 14: Major - Media Arts and Technology - Computers
Major - Media Arts and Technology - Computers: 1 course from CSE101, CSE131, CSE231, CSEWAIV

Requirement 15: Major - Media Arts and Technology - Psychology and Sociology
Major - Media Arts and Technology - Psychology and Sociology: 1 course from PHL130, PSY101, SOC100

Requirement 16: Major - Media Arts and Technology - Communication
Major - Media Arts and Technology - Communication: 1 course from ADV205, ADV260, COM100, COM225, COM275, JRN108, RET261

Requirement 17: Major - Media Arts and Technology - Cognate
Major - Media Arts and Technology - Cognate: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
6 courses from Fine Arts cognate courses used to meet the TC Cognate Requirement of six courses from three different departments with three of the six courses being at the 300/400 level.
6 courses from Business cognate courses used to meet the TC Cognate Requirement of six courses from three different departments with three of the six courses being at the 300/400 level.
6 courses from Social Science cognate courses used to meet the TC Cognate Requirement of six courses from three different departments with three of the six courses being at the 300/400 level.
6 courses from Biological and Physical Science cognate courses used to meet the TC Cognate Requirement of six courses from three different departments with three of the six courses being at the 300/400 level.
Conditions:
Major - Media Arts and Technology - Cognate: A cognate outside the department from the list of departmentally approved cognates equaling 18 to 24 credits. The cognate requires a minimum of 6 courses in related disciplines. At least 3 of the courses need to be at the 300-400 level . (Applies to Requirement(s) 17)

Requirement 18: College Distribution - Credits Outside of CCAS
College Distribution - Credits Outside of CCAS: 60 credits from courses given outside the College of Communication Arts & Sciences.

Requirement 19: College Distribution Requirement at 300/400 Level
College Distribution Requirement at 300/400 Level: 40 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 20: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 21: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.