May 21, 2022
Degree and Major Requirements
A student must complete a minimum of 39 SMAD credits. In addition to courses in the School of Media Arts and Design, students must complete at least 75 non-SMAD credits.
This concentration serves students interested in digital convergence – the delivery of content via multiple media formats such as text, images, audio, video and interactive websites. Students are involved in content creation and distribution using diverse communications media and are prepared for a variety of roles in media industries. Class work and practical experiences are grounded in online media and provide students with opportunities to develop additional skills using other media formats. At the same time, the program encourages students to obtain a broad liberal arts education so they will understand the theories, design, legalities and applications of convergence in society.
Media Arts and Design Requirements (for B.A. degrees)
A student must complete a minimum of 39 SMAD credits. In addition to courses in the School of Media Arts and Design , students must complete at least 75 non-SMAD credits.
- General Education 41 Credit Hours 1
- Foreign Language classes (intermediate level required) 0-14 Credit Hours 2
- Philosophy course (in addition to General Education courses) 3 Credit Hours
- University electives 23-37 Credit Hours
- Major requirements (listed below) 39 Credit Hours
1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the student's chosen language (typically 232) or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures' placement test.
Core Requirements: 15 Credit Hours
Choose one of the following programs: 24 Credit Hours
- Converged Media
- Creative Advertising
- Digital Video and Cinema
1 Students may receive SMAD credit for either SMAD 301 or SMAD 301L , but not both.
Media Arts and Design Interactive Design Concentration Requirements
Choose one Intermediate Applied Skills courses: 3 Credit Hours
Choose one Advanced Applied Skills courses: 3 Credit Hours
Choose two Critical Analysis courses: 6 Credit Hours
1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major.
2 These courses satisfy concentration requirements when the topic is appropriate.
3 Students may receive SMAD credit for either SMAD 472 or SMAD 472L, but not both.
Interactive Design Recommended Schedule for Majors