MajorCollaborative Design

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) in Media Arts combines your creativity with the skills needed for your dream career in the video game, film or recording industry. You’ll have access to professional training in state-of-the-art labs equipped with the latest technology—and opportunities for applied learning in Kansas’ largest city.

Learn how collaborative design is the right fit for you.

Media Arts students on set at Shocker Studios

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Fine Arts, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Media arts students collaborate to create a feature film

 As a media arts student, you have access to various collaboration opportunities. One such collaboration between media arts and performing arts students resulted in a the creation of feature film, called “A Long Story Short.”

The students benefited from the chance to collaborate with each other and learn new aspects of their chosen field, including helping with sound, photography, lights and setting up equipment.

"Getting out of your comfort zone and just doing it is the best way to learn to do film," said filmmaking major Max Frish.


To complete the BAA in Media Arts degree with a concentration in collaborative design, you’ll take 120 credit hours comprised of general education requirements, electives and core courses spanning everything from audio production and coding to video storytelling and design thinking.


Thanks to WSU’s extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.

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Students at computers while in class.