Take advantage of rapidly expanding choices in digital media. Let your imagination guide you to opportunities in emerging industries with a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Science.
Earn your degree from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI and turn your creative passion into a career. Our graduates work in digital animation, serious game creation, interactive, video, user-friendly web design, graphic design, and content strategy as well as the exciting fields of virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3-D printing.
If you can think it, you can create it in our tech-forward Media Arts and Learning Arcade, Advanced Visualization Lab, and virtual reality theater. Students utilize the most current technology to print 3-D models, develop augmented and virtual reality apps, and disrupt entire industries.
Our program offers you the flexibility to concentrate on one area and make it your own. Learn more about the undergraduate Media Arts and Science specializations:
“We have innovated the design of patient prosthetics health care and transformed what it means to preserve local historical spaces through virtual reality.”
Zeb Wood, Media Arts and Science lecturer
Media Arts and Science students at IUPUI learn to master technology that wasn’t even available a semester ago, and are using it in ways that affect industries everywhere. Students have opportunities to work on research and collaborative projects right away. You can graduate with an impressive portfolio of work demonstrating your skills to employers, or leverage your research to earn a graduate degree.
Students and graduates are taking their talents and dreams to the next level, as they:
Our program offers a gateway to accelerated graduate studies. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Science plus a Master of Science in either Human-Computer Interaction or Media Arts and Science in only 5 years.
Accelerated 4+1 programs are time and cost efficient—allowing you to complete two degrees in five years—with increased career opportunities and earning potential.
Explore 5,000 years of Greek history as you put skills you’ve learned in class to the test on the small island of Paros. Students who enroll in this international service-learning course travel to Greece, where they produce documentary videos, develop 3-D recreations of archaeological sites, take drone footage, and meet local artisans.
Cap off your education with a Capstone. Under the guidance of our innovative faculty, students create senior-year projects that reflect their passions and expertise. Students have the opportunity to partner with community leaders and to bring change to industry in real time. Capstone projects have gone into commercial development … and led to job offers.