The continuing revolution in digital computing and global communications has produced a rapidly evolving field for artists who create experiences of image and form with computer screens, intelligent devices and new materials; who also invent tools for exploring, creating, and distributing their ideas and works. We offer concentrations in media practices of animation, photography, and video, with more variations yet to be invented by you.

Courses in imaginative and narrative arts, required for professional work in documentary films, game art and promotion, visualization, motion graphics, interactive art, illustration and short animated film, are offered. An intensive studio program, this curriculum seeks to provide you with knowledge, experience and techniques of media arts informed by theory, experimentation and critique. Extensive digital imaging and interactive media editing and production facilities afford you the opportunity to become highly proficient in the current skills and emerging practices necessary for remarkable work. The media arts are evolving and expanding their reach into culture and society in daily life and global experience. The revolutions in 3D printing, embedded devices and robotics are changing the landscape in which the media artist will operate. This degree prepares you to meet the challenges of continuous change with adaptive ingenuity.

This major is offered as BFA in Media Arts without a concentration, BFA in Media Arts with concentration in Animation, BFA in Media Arts with concentration in Photography and BFA in Media Arts with concentration in Video Art.

 

Course numbers and names are subject to change in future.

Freshman Year Fall

 Freshman Year Spring

 Sophomore Year Fall

 

 Sophomore Year Spring

 Middler Year

 Junior Year

  • Co-op (6 months)
  • Photography Elective
  • Art + Design Elective
  • NU Core
  • Open Elective

 Senior Year Fall

    Senior Year Spring

 Drawing Fundamentals Electives

Media Arts Basics and Tools Elective 

Complete one course with corresponding tools course, as indicated, from the following list:

Media Arts History Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

Photography Elective 

Complete one of the following courses:

Complete two Art + Design Elective with corresponding tools courses, as indicated or any Drawing Fundamentals Elective, Media Arts History Elective, Media Arts Basics Elective or Photography Elective not previously taken:

Art + Design Electives