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 Filmmaking is the right fit for you.

Two male students recording a film.
Filmmaking students learn both on- and off-camera skills – from acting and principles of video to script writing and lighting.

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

Professional media arts facility is a game changer

WSU is home to a brand new, state-of-the-art professional production space – Shocker Studios.

The 35,000-square-foot facility inside WSU South satellite location, Shocker Studios is home to the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media Arts, one of only a handful of degrees in the United States that focuses on acting for the digital arts, animation, audio production, collaborative design, game design and filmmaking.

Shocker Studios also includes recording studios, a virtual reality studio, film studios, a motion capture studio, computer labs, design studios and general classrooms.


To complete the BAA in Media Arts degree, you'll take 120 credit hours comprised of general education requirements, electives and core courses in one of the following areas:

  • Acting for Digital Arts
  • Animation
  • Audio Production
  • Collaborative Design
  • Filmmaking
  • Game Design


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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