Students in the Media Arts and Science program must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must earn a C or higher in all courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate.
Transfer students should consult a School of Informatics and Computing academic advisor regarding potential course exceptions and/or substitutions.
Select one of the following options:
At least 42 credit hours must be NEWM courses, with at least 12 hours at the 300-level, 9 hours at the 400-level and 21 hours at any level. This would include courses in your specialization:
Bring your imagination to life using computer-generated imagery (CGI) in movies, games, advertising, scientific illustration and more. Course topics include special effects and 3D modeling, animation and production.
Develop your writing, illustration and narrative skills with courses on design, scriptwriting, storyboarding, animation and more.
Become a future game-maker with coursework in storytelling, programming, character animation and game design/development.
Explore your inner filmmaker through experiential learning using industry-standard equipment, advanced editing software, lighting techniques and digital effects. Work on videos in multiple genres, including interviews, dramas, documentaries and field productions. Sound is an important addition to any story, film, animation, game, etc. Learn the latest in sound engineering, composition, and design.
Are you interested in becoming a full-stack Web developer? When you take the front-end web and mobile development classes and add the back-end classes in both Media Arts and Science and Informatics, it will prepare you for a career in full-stack web development. The career path for developers is in high demand and continues to grow.
Courses with an * are required for the Web Design and Development track.
Choose from other IUPUI courses.