Undergraduate Degree - Media and Information (this program is in Moratorium effective Summer 2021 through Spring 2024)

Program:
Media and Information (this program is in Moratorium effective Summer 2021 through Spring 2024)
Program Code:
1477 Media and Information
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS11
End Term:
US21
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 and Information (this program is in Moratorium effective Summer 2021 through Spring 2024)

Our innovative media information curriculum builds skills needed for success in the digital world. Within the B.A. in Media and Information you can focus on: Interactive media and games, graphics and animation, human-centered technology, policy, society and research, and video production. Our curriculum dives deep into the innovative sectors that are reshaping 21st Century media—from the internet to mobile communications and social media. The B.A. in Media and Information has three optional concentrations: Film and Media Production, Games and Interactive Media Design, and Information Management and Design for Society.

We believe in learning by doing. Our students have immediate opportunities to "make" media in our classes, student organizations, client-based projects and by working with our creative faculty. They work together in hands-on classes from the first semester freshman year, learning to collaborate, plan and pitch projects, and use the latest techniques and technology to tell stories.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Information

  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 Media and Information.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Media and Information major is met by completing one of the following courses: Media and Information 401, 411, 435B, 442, 443, 447, 450, 488, or 498. 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 (33 credits):
    a.  All of the following courses (9 credits):
    MI 101 Understanding Media and Information 3
    MI 201 Media and Information Technologies and Industries 3
    MI 301 Bringing Media to Market 3
    b. Two of the following foundation courses (6 credits):
    CAS 110 Creative Thinking 3
    CAS 111 Design and Layout 3
    CAS 112 Story, Sound, and Motion 3
    CAS 116 Media, Sketching, and Graphics 3
    CAS 117 Games and Interactivity 3
    MI 239 Digital Footprints: Privacy and Online Behavior 3
    c. Five courses from the following focus areas. Three of the five courses must be from the same focus area
    (15 credits):
    Film and Media Production
    CAS 396 Integrated Media Arts Special Topics 3
    MI 241 Filmmaking I 3
    MI 311 Introduction to Documentary Production 3
    MI 341 Filmmaking II 3
    MI 342 Multi Camera Production for Television 3
    MI 343 Audio Production 3
    MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
    MI 351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
    MI 440 Advanced Video Editing 3
    MI 441 Advanced Lighting and Camera Techniques 3
    MI 435A Creating the Fiction Film I 3
    Game and Interactive Media Design
    CAS 396 Integrated Media Arts Special Topics 3
    MI 231 Game and Interactive Media Development 3
    MI 346 Game Design 3
    MI 349 Web Design and Development 3
    MI 445 Game Design and Development I 3
    MI 449 Advanced Web Development and Database Management 3
    MI 455 Game Design and Development II 3
    MI 482 Building Virtual Worlds 3
    MI 484 Building Innovative Interfaces 3
    MI 497 Game Design Studio 3
    Graphics and Animation
    CAS 396 Integrated Media Arts Special Topics 3
    MI 247 Three-Dimensional Graphics and Design 3
    MI 337 Compositing and Special Effects 3
    MI 347 Advanced Three-Dimensional Computer Animation 3
    MI 377 Advanced 3D Modeling 3
    Creating Human-Centered Technology
    MI 220 Methods for Understanding Users 3
    MI 250 Introduction to Applied Programming 3
    MI 320 Reasoning with Data 3
    MI 350 Evaluating Human-Centered Technology 3
    MI 420 Interactive Prototyping 3
    Media and Information Management
    MI 360 Media and Information Management 3
    MI 361 IT Network Management and Security 3
    MI 452 Media Entrepreneurship and Business Strategies 3
    MI 462 Social Media and Social Computing 3
    MI 472 Digital Business and Commerce 3
    Society, Policy and Research
    MI 302 Networks, Markets, and Society 3
    MI 305 Media and Information Policy 3
    MI 355 Media and Information Research 3
    MI 480 Information and Communication Technologies and Development 3
    d. One of the following capstone courses (3 credits):
    CAS 496 Advanced Media Project Design and Production (W) 3
    ITM 444 Information Technology Project Management 3
    MI 401 Topics in Media, Information, and Society (W) 3
    MI 411 Collaborative Documentary Design and Production (W) 3
    MI 435B Creating the Fiction Film II (W) 3
    MI 442 Design of Cinema and Television Projects (W) 3
    MI 443 Audio Industry Design and Management (W) 3
    MI 447 Three-Dimensional Graphics and Animation Portfolio (W) 3
    MI 450 Creating Human-Centered Technology (W) 3
    MI 488 Information and Communication Technology Development Project (W) 3
    MI 498 Collaborative Game Design (W) 3
    e. Media and Information (MI) Electives
    Additional credits in department courses can be taken as electives outside the above requirements. No more than 60 credits can be taken within the college. Students are encouraged to pursue an optional transcriptable concentration or a department-affiliated minor to complement their major. Minors may be chosen from fiction filmmaking, documentary production, game design and development, information technology, or information and communication technology and development. Special topics and internships are also encouraged through enrollment in MI 491 and MI 493. Students interested in pursuing a concentration or minor should contact the Academic and Students Affairs Office in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
    Concentrations in Media and Information
    The department offers concentrations for students who wish to focus on a specific application area in the discipline. The concentrations are available to, but not required of, any student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Media and Information. Courses completed to satisfy requirement 3. above may also be used to satisfy the requirements of a concentration. The concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.
    Film and Media Production
    To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Information with a film and media production concentration, students must complete degree requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
    1. Five of the following courses from the Film and Media Production focus area:
    CAS 396 Integrated Media Arts Special Topics 3
    MI 241 Filmmaking I 3
    MI 311 Introduction to Documentary Production 3
    MI 341 Filmmaking II 3
    MI 342 Multi Camera Production for Television 3
    MI 343 Audio Production 3
    MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
    MI 351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
    MI 440 Advanced Video Editing 3
    MI 441 Advanced Lighting and Camera Techniques 3
    MI 435A Creating the Fiction Film I 3
    2. Two courses from the Graphics and Animation, or Game and Interactive Media Design, or Media and Information Management focus areas.
    3. One of the following capstone courses:
    MI 411 Collaborative Documentary Design and Production (W) 3
    MI 435B Creating the Fiction Film II (W) 3
    MI 442 Design of Cinema and Television Projects (W) 3
    MI 443 Audio Industry Design and Management (W) 3
    Game and Interactive Media Design
    To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Information with a game and interactive media design concentration, students must complete degree requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
    1. Five of the following courses from the Game and Interactive Media Design focus area:
    CAS 396 Integrated Media Arts Special Topics 3
    MI 231 Game and Interactive Media Development 3
    MI 346 Game Design 3
    MI 349 Web Design and Development 3
    MI 445 Game Design and Development I 3
    MI 449 Advanced Web Development and Database Management 3
    MI 455 Game Design and Development II 3
    MI 482 Building Virtual Worlds 3
    MI 484 Building Innovative Interfaces 3
    MI 497 Game Design Studio 3
    2. Two courses from the Graphics and Animation, or Film and Media Production, or Media and Information Management focus areas.
    3. One of the following capstone courses:
    MI 447 Three-Dimensional Graphics and Animation Portfolio (W)  3
    MI 498 Collaborative Game Design (W) 3
    Information, Management and Design for Society
    To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Information with a information, management and design for society concentration, students must complete degree requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
    1. All of the following courses:
    MI 220 Methods for Understanding Users 3
    MI 302 Networks, Markets, and Society 3
    MI 360 Media and Information Management 3
    2. Four of the following courses from the Creating Human-Centered Technology, or Media and Information Management, or Society, Policy, and Research focus areas. Three of the four courses must come from the same focus area.
    3. One of the following capstone courses:
    MI 401 Topics in Media, Information, and Society (W) 3
    MI 450 Creating Human-Centered Technology (W) 3
    MI 488 Information and Communication Technology Development Project (W) 3