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Media Arts and Science Bachelor of Science

Master emerging media

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 3D printing.

We’ve got the best gear and faculty

Green Screen Room at the IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing

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 3D models, develop augmented and virtual reality apps, and disrupt entire industries.

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Make your degree your own

Our program requires you to concentrate on one area of specialization and make it yours. Learn more about the undergraduate Media Arts and Science specializations:


Many industries and employers seek interdisciplinary hires. While you create a portfolio toward one of our Media Arts and Sciences specializations (42+credits), consider adding a minor that will broaden your skills. Twelve of the credits from minors in the following in-demand fields can go toward your degree selectives:

3D Graphics and Animation

Computer Science

Digital Humanities

Game Design and Development

Human-Computer Interaction


Studio Art and Technology Minor

“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

Where can your degree take you?

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:

  • Tell compelling stories.
  • Design platforms that can handle the torrent of Big Data.
  • Make the past come alive with historic recreations in virtual reality, such as Virtual Bethel. the digital preservation of the original Bethel AME Church building in downtown Indianapolis.
  • Work with nonprofits on videos for social change.
  • Create and animate everything from fantastic creatures to urban landscapes.
  • Map the human brain.
  • Assess crops with drones.
  • Utilize 3D technology to design facial prosthetics.

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Accelerated studies save you time and money

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.

Document history and culture on a Greek island

The back of a female student taking a photo of Paros, Greece

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 3D recreations of archaeological sites, take drone footage, and meet local artisans.

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Capstone projects

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.

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