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5 Year Media Arts and Science B.S. + M.S.

It's Not Too Late to Launch Your Future

Student applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted until August 14 via the ApplyIU platform only. Applicants who apply up through this date will have until August 18 to submit all needed transcripts and materials to be reviewed for the fall semester. We will also continue to award admission-based scholarships for those who meet the qualification criteria.

Delve deep into new media

Immerse yourself in a creative, future-focused community as you learn to master and help shape emerging technology. Embrace the spirit of discovery when you earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Media Arts and Science through the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.

Our students work with the same tools and media that professionals utilize, including video and sound, web design, 3-D printing, gaming, and digital animation hardware and software.

Build on what’s special to you

Whether you choose to focus on virtual reality, multimedia narratives, web design, or another field, you’ll have opportunities to work on research and collaborative projects in your specialty as you earn an undergraduate degree.

Forge new solutions on the frontiers of technology in your work as a graduate student. Build on your previous research, or use what you’ve learned to solve developing problems. While earning your Master of Science degree, you’ll generate research projects based in your specialty to advance trends in emerging media and design, creating a valuable portfolio.

Learn more about the Media Arts and Science B.S.

Learn more about the Media Arts and Science M.S. 

How it works

You’ll apply for the accelerated program in the fifth semester of your B.S. or when you have successfully completed your first four semesters—61 credit hours—with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher. When applying to graduate school, you’ll need to submit a personal statement of at least 900 words and a portfolio.

The School of Informatics and Computing will waive all application fees.

Bachelor and master degrees are conferred independently.

Plan of Study

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The plan of study follows the B.S. in Media Arts and Science plan of study for the first six semesters. You’ll begin taking graduate-level courses during the fall semester of year 4 as follows:

Fall Semester Senior Year

Spring Semester Senior Year

Summer Semester

  • Elective or internship (must be 500 level course)
  • Elective or internship (must be 500 level course)

Fall Semester Fifth Year

Spring Semester Fifth Year

Note: Students may complete their N506 Masters Project during a Summer Session with Program Director approval.