Interdepartmental

MEDIA ARTS AND GAME DEVELOPMENT - COMMUNICATION/GAMING EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

The Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) program brings together talented faculty from the Departments of Art & Design, Communication, Computer Science, and Music. The curriculum includes a cohort of core classes for all students in the program, along with three separate tracks in Communication/Gaming, Visual Media Design, and Technology/Programming that allow students to focus their studies in an area of specialty. The program culminates in a year-long capstone experience that brings students from all three areas back together to create substantial interactive projects in teams.

Students pursue programs of study towards a wide range of careers in web development, motion graphics artist, graphic designer for interactive media, animators, game designers, usability engineers, casual and serious game developers, game producers, interface designers, game level designers, software developers, etc.

MEDIA ARTS AND GAME DEVELOPMENT STIPULATIONS

  1. MAGD majors must choose an initial track (Visual Media Design, Communication/ Gaming, or Technology/Programming) upon entering the program, though these can be changed at any time
  2. MAGD majors must meet all College of Arts of Communication requirements for graduation.
  3. MAGD majors are responsible for consulting current advising sheets available in the Department Office of their track (Art & Design, Communication, or Math/Computer Science) and on the MAGD website for explanations and updates in Department and College regulations.
  4. Students are limited to three Studio classes per term unless prior approval is given by the student’s advisor, the Art & Design Department chair, the MAGD coordinator, and all faculty teaching those courses.
  5. Students taking classes within Media Arts and Game Development may be required to purchase equipment or supplies that they retain to complete courses projects.

MAJOR – 42 UNITS

  1. REQUIRED CORE: MAGD 150, MAGD 210, MAGD 220, MAGD 270, MAGD 271
  2. SELECT THREE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: COMM 238, COMM 239, COMM 285, COMM 294, COMM 346, MUSC 452
  3. SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: COMM 320, COMM 330, COMM 335, COMM 351, COMM 440, COMM 493M COMM 498
  4. SELECT TWO COURSES FROM VISUAL MEDIA DESIGN EMPHASIS AND/OR TECHNOLOGY EMPHASIS: ARTSTDIO 213, ARTSTDIO 313, ARTSTDIO 376, ARTSTDIO 377, ARTSTDIO 379, ARTSTDIO 380, ARTSTDIO 388, ARTSTDIO 413, ARTSTDIO 476, ARTSTDIO 477, ARTSTDIO 480, ARTSTDIO 482, ARTSTDIO 488, ARTSTDIO 496, ARTSTDIO 498, COMPSCI 174, COMPSCI 222, COMPSCI 223, COMPSCI 332, COMPSCI 493, COMPSCI 496, COMPSCI 498
  5. CAPSTONES: MAGD 487, MAGD 488

A GPA OF AT LEAST 2.25 IS REQUIRED TO DECLARE THIS MAJOR

A GPA OF AT LEAST 2.25 IS REQUIRED TO CONTINUE AND GRADUATE IN THE MAJOR.

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR.

The writing requirement must be completed for graduation (see Dept. website for courses in which this may be completed).

MEDIA ARTS AND GAME DEVELOPMENT - VISUAL MEDIA DESIGN EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 42 UNITS

  1. REQUIRED CORE: MAGD 150, MAGD 210, MAGD 220, MAGD 270, MAGD 271
  2. SELECT THREE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: ARTSTDIO 213, ARTSTDIO 313, ARTSTDIO 376, ARTSTDIO 377, ARTSTDIO 379, ARTSTDIO 380, ARTSTDIO 388
  3. SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: ARTSTDIO 413, ARTSTDIO 476, ARTSTDIO 477, ARTSTDIO 488, ARTSTDIO 492
  4. SELECT TWO OF THE COURSES FROM COMMUNICATION/GAMING EMPHASIS AND/OR TECHNOLOGY EMPHASIS: COMM 238, COMM 239, COMM 294, COMM/MUSC 346, COMM 285, MUSC 452, COMM 320, COMM 330, COMM 335, COMM 351, COMM 440, COMM 493E, COMM 496, COMM 498, COMPSCI 174, COMPSCI 222, COMPSCI 223, COMPSCI 332, COMPSCI 492, COMPSCI 496, COMPSCI 498
  5. CAPSTONES: MAGD 487, MAGD 488

A GPA OF AT LEAST 2.25 IS REQUIRED TO DECLARE THIS MAJOR

A GPA OF AT LEAST 2.25 IS REQUIRED TO CONTINUE AND GRADUATE IN THE MAJOR.

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR.

MEDIA ARTS AND GAME DEVELOPMENT - TECHNOLOGY EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 42 UNITS

  1. REQUIRED CORE: MAGD 150, MAGD 210, MAGD 220, MAGD 270, MAGD 271
  2. SELECT THREE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: COMPSCI 174, COMPSCI 222, COMPSCI 223
  3. SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: COMPSCI 370, COMPSCI 492, COMPSCI 498
  4. SELECT TWO COURSES FROM VISUAL MEDIA DESIGN AND/OR COMMUNICATIONS/GAMING EMPHASES: ARTSTDIO 213, ARTSTDIO 313, ARTSTDIO 376, ARTSTDIO 377, ARTSTDIO 379, ARTSTDIO 380, ARTSTDIO 388, COMM 238, COMM 239, COMM 294, COMM 346, COMM 285, MUSC 452
  5. CAPSTONES: MAGD 487, MAGD 488

A GPA OF AT LEAST 2.25 IS REQUIRED TO DECLARE THIS MAJOR

A GPA OF AT LEAST 2.25 IS REQUIRED TO CONTINUE AND GRADUATE IN THE MAJOR

ARTS MANAGEMENT MINOR

The Arts Management minor is not meant to be completely comprehensive, but rather a complement to other arts coursework that provides enough exposure at an early stage to assist students in choosing a career in arts administration.

MINOR - 24 UNITS

  1. ACINDP 363 and ACINDP 364
  2. ACCOUNT 244 and MARKETNG 311
  3. SELECT 8 UNITS FROM 1 OF THESE 2 GROUPS:
    1. NON-PROFIT: ACINDP 361 AND ACINDP 362 AND 4 UNITS FROM ACINDP 200 AND ACINDP 493
    2. FOR PROFIT: MANGEMNT 386 AND 5 UNITS FROM ACINDP 200 AND ACINDP 493
  4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM COURSES
    ACINDP 361, ARTSTDIO 180, JOURNLSM 220, JOURNLSM 320, COMM 202, COMM 203, COMM 204, COMM 242, ITBE 353, ECON 245, MANGEMNT 301, MANGEMNT 320, MANGEMNT 486, MARKETNG 321, MARKETNG 337, MARKETNG 350, MARKETNG 432 OR OTHER COURSES APPROVED BY THE MINOR ADVISOR ASSIGNED BY THE COLLEGE DEAN

AN EXIT INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MINOR.

ONE MOCK INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MINOR.

INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED MAJOR

This major is designed to permit students to focus their study on a topic or problem area which falls outside the limits of a conventional major. Since each major is individualized, what is deemed appropriate for one student may be deemed inappropriate for another. The purpose of the major is to accommodate an integration of the courses and programs not offered by the University; it is not a means of forming special majors or degrees which the University is not authorized to offer. The Individually Designed Major, leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, must consist of a coherent pattern of approved courses taken in more than one department.

INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED MAJOR WITH A MINOR (BA)

A grade point average of 2.5 is needed for admission to the program. A grade point average of 3.0 in the major is required for graduation.

OPTION I

MAJOR - 36 UNITS

  1. SELECT 36 UNITS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISOR. INCLUDE NO MORE THAN 24 UNITS FROM ANY ONE DEPARTMENT
    AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

OPTION II

MAJOR - 54 UNITS

  1. SELECT 54 UNITS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISOR. INCLUDE NO MORE THAN 24 UNITS FROM ANY ONE DEPARTMENT.
    NO MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

Writing Proficiency Requirement: Consult advisor (ENGLISH 370 recommended)

Electives bring the total to a minimum of 120 units. In either Option I or II of the Individually Designed Major students will choose as an advisor a faculty member whose competence is in the area of their interest. Together with the advisor they will plan the major and submit in writing to the College Individualized Major/Minor Committee for its approval a proposed list of courses, a schedule plan and a statement of the rationale and goals of the major program. The major should be approved, with the possibility of subsequent amendment, no later than the end of the sophomore year. Any later approval may result in additional terms of study. The program must be planned and approved in advance of admission to the major. Any changes in the major at a later date will require written permission from the Individualized Major/Minor Committee.

Under either Option I or II students may count at most 24 units from any one department for fulfillment of total degree requirements. The Individualized Major/Minor Committee will carefully review student proposed courses to assure a reasonable depth of study beyond the general survey level. One-half of the units earned for the major must be taken within the College of Arts and Communication. A concentration of course work within the College of Arts and Communication will meet the needs of students interested in interdisciplinary fine arts studies and those wishing to combine fine arts courses with a combination of any other college’s courses. Primary supervision of the major rests with the Individualized Major/Minor Committee.

INDIVIDUALIZED MINOR

If students have definite educational goals which cannot be met by any of the existing minors, they may design an individualized minor consisting of at least 24 units in areas related to their clearly stated goals, and the courses included in the minor should be related to those goals. However, these courses do not have to be in areas related to the major. Each minor is approached on an individual student basis. Students may complete at most one individualized minor.

MINOR - 24 UNITS

  1. SELECT 24 UNITS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISOR. COURSES MUST BE OUTSIDE YOUR MAJOR AREA.

A statement of the content, nature and rationale of the proposed individualized minor must be approved by the major department. If fifteen or more units of the minor are to be taken in any one department of the College of Arts and Communication, the proposed minor shall be approved by that department as well as the major department. Further, the proposed minor shall be sent to the Office of the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Communication for the Dean’s referral to the College Individualized Major/Minor Committee for its approval.

The minor should be prepared early in the students’ college career, preferably before the junior year. At least 12 units of the courses proposed for the minor must be earned after the plan is approved. Any subsequent changes in the minor must be approved by the Individualized Major/Minor Committee.

The responsibility for certifying that students have met the requirements of their minor rests with the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Communication.

MEDIA ARTS AND GAME DEVELOPMENT - VISUAL MEDIA DESIGN EMPHASIS

MINOR - 24 UNITS

  1. REQUIRED CORE: MAGD 150, MAGD 210, MAGD 220, MAGD 270, MAGD 271
  2. SELECT THREE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: ARTSTDIO 213, ARTSTDIO 313, ARTSTDIO 376, ARTSTDIO 377, ARTSTDIO 379, ARTSTDIO 380, ARTSTDIO 388, ARTSTDIO 413, ARTSTDIO 476, ARTSTDIO 477, ARTSTDIO 478, ARTSTDIO 488

MEDIA ARTS AND GAME DEVELOPMENT - COMMUNICATION/GAMING EMPHASIS

MINOR - 24 UNITS

  1. REQUIRED CORE: MAGD 150, MAGD 210, MAGD 220, MAGD 270, MAGD 271
  2. SELECT THREE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: COMM 238, COMM 239, COMM 294, COMM 346, COMM/JOURNLSM 285, COMM/JOURNLSM 351


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