Undergraduate Degree - Experience Architecture

Program:
Experience Architecture
Program Code:
5743 Experience Architecture
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS13


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 Arts and Letters

Interdepartmental and Interdisciplinary Programs

Experience Architecture

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Experience Architecture is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary field of study and practice, allowing students to develop theoretical knowledge and advanced skills in experience architecture with an emphasis on user experience in digital environments. Students are prepared for careers in user experience, interaction design, design research, usability, information architecture, project management, interface development, and web development. Students enrolled in this major will complete a research-based, team-focused capstone experience to develop an information and interactions Experience Architecture of "XA" that transforms, for the better, a social practice the students have observed.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Experience Architecture

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

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Experience Architecture major is met by completing Experience Architecture 333 referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree, including a two-year competency in a foreign language. The cognate requirement is not required for the Experience Architecture major.
  3. The following requirements for the major (53 credits):
    a. All of the following courses (41 credits):
    AL  250 Career Strategies for Arts and Letters Students 1
       GD  160 Digital Graphic Design: Tools and Methods 3
       GD  260 Concepts of Graphic Design  3
       GD  303 Experimental Design Practices  3
       GD  468 Interaction Design  3
       PHL  355 Philosophy of Technology (W) 4
       WRA  210 Introduction to Web Authoring  3
    WRA 401 Rhetoric, Leadership, and Innovation 3
       WRA  410 Advanced Web Authoring  3
       WRA  415 Digital Rhetoric  3
       XA    242 Introduction to Experience Architecture  3
       XA  310 Computational Thinking for the Humanities  3
       XA  333 Researching Experience Architecture (W)  3
       XA  466 Experience Architecture Capstone  3
    b. Four of the following courses (12 credits):
    GD 467 Motion Design 3
       STA  380 Electronic Art  3
       STA  384 Experiments in Digital Video  3
       STA  385 Interactive Environments and Digital Fabrication  3
       XA  375 Information Architecture  3
       XA  482 Experience Architecture Internship  1 to 3
       WRA  260 Writing, Rhetoric, Cultures, and Community  3
       WRA  320 Technical Communication (W)  3
       WRA  420 Content Strategy 3

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.


Experience Architecture, BA (5743)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: SS20

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 LB117, 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 MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
MTH4: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH101, MTH102
At least 1 course from STT200, STT201
MTH3: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH101, MTH102, MTH103, MTH103WAIV
MTH5: 3 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH103A, MTH103B
At least 1 course from MTH101, MTH102, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

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 - Experience Architecture - Career Strategies for Arts and Letters Students
Major - Experience Architecture - Career Strategies for Arts and Letters Students: 1 course from AL250

Requirement 12: Major - Experience Architecture - Digital Graphic Design: Tools and Methods
Major - Experience Architecture - Digital Graphic Design: Tools and Methods: 1 course from GD160

Requirement 13: Major - Experience Architecture - Concepts of Graphic Design
Major - Experience Architecture - Concepts of Graphic Design: 1 course from GD260

Requirement 14: Major - Experience Architecture - Experimental Design Practices
Major - Experience Architecture - Experimental Design Practices: 1 course from GD303

Requirement 15: Major - Experience Architecture - Interactive Design
Major - Experience Architecture - Interactive Design: 1 course from GD468

Requirement 16: Major - Experience Architecture - Philosophy of Technology (W)
Major - Experience Architecture - Philosophy of Technology (W): 1 course from PHL355

Requirement 17: Major - Experience Architecture - Introduction to Web Authoring
Major - Experience Architecture - Introduction to Web Authoring: 1 course from WRA210

Requirement 18: Major - Experience Architecture - Rhetoric, Leadership, and Innovation
Major - Experience Architecture - Rhetoric, Leadership, and Innovation: 1 course from WRA401

Requirement 19: Major - Experience Architecture - Advanced Web Authoring
Major - Experience Architecture - Advanced Web Authoring: 1 course from WRA410

Requirement 20: Major - Experience Architecture - Digital Rhetoric
Major - Experience Architecture - Digital Rhetoric: 1 course from WRA415

Requirement 21: Major - Experience Architecture - Introduction to Experience Architecture
Major - Experience Architecture - Introduction to Experience Architecture: 1 course from XA242

Requirement 22: Major - Experience Architecture - Computational Thinking for the Humanities
Major - Experience Architecture - Computational Thinking for the Humanities: 1 course from XA310

Requirement 23: Major - Experience Architecture - Researching Experience Architecture (W)
Major - Experience Architecture - Researching Experience Architecture (W): 1 course from XA333

Requirement 24: Major - Experience Architecture - Experience Architecture Capstone
Major - Experience Architecture - Experience Architecture Capstone: 1 course from XA466

Requirement 25: Major - Experience Architecture - Required Elective
Major - Experience Architecture - Required Elective: 4 courses from GD467, STA380, STA384, STA385, XA375, XA482, WRA260, WRA320, WRA420

Requirement 26: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 27: College - Arts and Letters - Second Language
College - Arts and Letters - Second Language: 1 course from a second year foreign language course demonstrating competency in a foreign language.

Requirement 28: College - Arts and Letters - Experiential Education
College - Arts and Letters - Experiential Education: 3 credits from in one of the follow approved by College; internship, service-community engaged experience, research or creative project, or study abroad or away program

Requirement 29: 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 30: 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.