Wichita State's Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) in Media Arts combines your creativity with the technical skills necessary for an engaging career in the video game, film or recording industries. As a Media Arts student, you have access to our technology-rich production facility—Shocker Studios—where you can hone your craft among peers, faculty, and industry professionals.

Shocker Studios hallway

Shocker Studios

Grow professionally in our 35,000 sq ft production facility

  • Animation studio
  • Computer lab
  • Motion-capture studio
  • Film studios
  • Recording studios
  • Clay modeling studio
  • Design studio
  • Classrooms, meeting spaces and more

Contact the Media Arts director, Justin Rorabaugh,

at (316) 978-7731 or justin.rorabaugh@wichita.edu 

Learn more

Media Arts Degree Programs

Learn more about animation major

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 master their craft.

Learn more about audio production major

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 in film making class

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.

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.

Come see us

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.