YOU HAVE THE CREATIVITY.

Now, get the skills you'll need for a dream career in the video game, film or recording industry with Wichita State's Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) in Media Arts Degree.

At Wichita State, our unique college experience combines tradition, innovation and all the benefits of our location in Kansas' largest city – with more opportunities, resources and connections than you'll ever find in the typical college town.

We put it all together in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility -- Shocker Studios -- that is designed to maximize collaboration and creative collisions between students, faculty and industry professionals. This is your time – and your place – to build your picture-perfect future.

 

ANIMATION

Our animation program gives students the skills and techniques necessary to bring their artwork to life – and land their dream job. With classes ranging from Foundation Drawing and Digital Animation to Story Boarding and Rigging, students will develop a technological acumen, combined with design-thinking skills, to help them:

  • develop creative solutions
  • effectively communicate
  • practice entrepreneurship
  • master emerging software/hardware

BAA in Media Arts — Animation Track

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(120 Credits required)

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

Media Arts Core (21 Credits)
  • MART 101 - Intro to Media Arts
  • MART 102 - Intro to Media Aesthetics/Analysis
  • COMM 306 — Introduction to Multimedia
  • COMM 406 — Audio Production
  • MART 390 — Professional Practices
  • MART 299 — Media Arts Practicum I
  • MART 399 — Media Arts Practicum II
  • MART 499 — Media Arts Practicum III
Animation Core (54 Credits)
  • ARTF 136 — Foundation 2D Design
  • ARTF 145 — Foundation Drawing
  • ARTS 240 — Figure Drawing
  • MART 220 — Computer Modeling
  • ARTH 125 — Art History, Bodies or Play
  • ARTH 1xx — Art History elective
  • MART 222 — Digital Animation I
  • MART 322 — Digital Animation II
  • MART 422 — Digital Animation III
  • ARTH 3xx — Art History elective
  • THEA 390 — Acting for the Camera
  • MART 354 — Clay Modeling
  • MART 352 — Story Boarding
  • THEA 516 — Scriptwriting I
  • MART 357 — Rigging
  • ARTG 490A — Motion Graphics
  • MART 424 — Compositing and VFX
  • COMM 604 — Video Storytelling
Electives (15 Credits) Electives chosen with the approval of an advisor, could include a minor.

AUDIO PRODUCTION

The audio production program brings some of the foundational music education elements into the modern-day paradigm of digital media. Students learn the skills of music theory and music literature, music business, electronic music production, and advanced editing and mastering.

Students will perform audio production work on projects ranging from film and video games to individual and group recording.

BAA in Media Arts — Audio Production Track

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(120 Credits required)

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

Media Arts Core (21 Credits)
  • MART 101 - Intro to Media Arts
  • MART 102 - Intro to Media Aesthetics/Analysis
  • COMM 306 — Introduction to Multimedia
  • COMM 406 — Audio Production
  • MART 390 — Professional Practices
  • MART 299 — Media Arts Practicum I
  • MART 399 — Media Arts Practicum II
  • MART 499 — Media Arts Practicum III
Audio Production Core (54 Credits)
  • MUSC 127 — Theory 1
  • MUSC 128 — Theory 2
  • MUSC 240 — Jazz Theory 3
  • MUSC 242 — Jazz Theory 4
  • MUSC 129 — Aural Skills 1
  • MUSC 130 — Aural Skills 2
  • MUSC 241 — Jazz Aural Skills 3
  • MUSC 243 — Jazz Aural Skills 4
  • MUSP 2xx — Ensemble
  • MUSA 232 — Lessons
  • MART 110 — Intro to Music Tech & Industry
  • MART 111 — Intro to Music Business
  • MUSC 113 — Music Literature
  • MUSC 531 — Intro to Elec. Music (MAX/MSP)
  • MUSC 641 — Orchestration
  • MART 540 — Adv. Editing and Mastering
  • MART 570 — Electronic Music Production
  • MART 571 — Live Sound Design
  • COMM 506 — Sound for Picture
  • MART 575 — Seminar in Music Technology
  • MART 481 — Internship
Electives (15 Credits) Electives chosen with the approval of an advisor, could include a minor.

FILMMAKING

This program brings a high level of quality and design to the filmmaking process by teaching both on- and off-camera skills – from acting and principles of video to scriptwriting and lighting. Students in all of our media arts programs take part in at least three different practicum projects.

BAA in Media Arts — Filmmaking Track

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(120 Credits required)

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

Media Arts Core (21 Credits)
  • MART 101 - Intro to Media Arts
  • MART 102 - Intro to Media Aesthetics/Analysis
  • COMM 306 — Introduction to Multimedia
  • COMM 406 — Audio Production
  • MART 390 — Professional Practices
  • MART 299 — Media Arts Practicum I
  • MART 399 — Media Arts Practicum II
  • MART 499 — Media Arts Practicum III
Filmmaking Core (54 Credits)
  • THEA n/a — Theatre Tech
  • THEA 228 — Script Analysis
  • THEA 359 — Directing I
  • ARTF 145 — Foundation Drawing
  • THEA 390 — Acting for the Camera
  • COMM 506 — Sound for Picture
  • MART 325 — Editing for Film
  • COMM 321 — Introduction to Film Studies
  • MART 359 — Cinematography
  • MART 353 — Video Storytelling
  • THEA 345 — Stage Lighting 1
  • MART 352 — Story Boarding
  • MART 351 — Principles of Video Production
  • THEA 516 — Scriptwriting 1
  • THEA 517 — Scriptwriting 2
  • MART 424 — Compositing and VFX
  • ENGL 307 — Narrative in Literature and Film
  • (NA) — Film Studies Course
Electives (15 Credits) Electives chosen with the approval of an advisor, could include a minor.

GAME DESIGN

Students in game design learn how to work with a team to design characters, levels and storylines. Courses cover everything from the history of motion, sound and gaming to audio recording, figure drawing, animation, clay modeling, prop and character design, and advanced game design.

BAA in Media Arts — Game Design Track

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(120 Credits required)

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

Media Arts Core (21 Credits)
  • MART 101 - Intro to Media Arts
  • MART 102 - Intro to Media Aesthetics/Analysis
  • COMM 306 — Introduction to Multimedia
  • COMM 406 — Audio Production
  • MART 390 — Professional Practices
  • MART 299 — Media Arts Practicum I
  • MART 399 — Media Arts Practicum II
  • MART 499 — Media Arts Practicum III
Game Design Core (54 Credits)
  • ARTF 136 — Foundation 2D Design
  • ARTF 145 — Foundation Drawing
  • ARTS 240 — Intro to Life Drawing
  • MART 220 — Computer Modeling
  • ARTH 125 — Art History
  • ARTH 3xx — Art History elective
  • MART 222 — Digital Animation I
  • MART 322 — Digital Animation II
  • MART 260 — Game Design Concepts
  • MART 360 — Coding I
  • MART 354 — Clay Modeling
  • MART 352 — Story Boarding
  • MART 365 — Prop and Character Design
  • THEA 516 — Scriptwriting I
  • MART 357 — Rigging
  • MART 232 — Game Design I
  • MART 332 — Game Design II
  • MART 432 — Game Design III
Electives (15 Credits) Electives chosen with the approval of an advisor, could include a minor.

VISIT.

If you're still in the deciding phase of your college search, there is no better way to make your decision than by visiting Wichita State. During your visit you’ll explore our campus, talk to current students, meet a faculty advisor and get a feel for what it's like to be a Shocker.

ASK.

Have a question? Just fill out this form, and a WSU representative will send you a reply.

For questions about the Bachelor of Applied Arts you can also contact Bret Jones at 978-3646 or bret.jones@wichita.edu

To schedule a tour of Shocker Studios, please Justin Rorabaugh at 978-7731 or justin.rorabaugh@wichita.edu