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Media Arts, M.A.

College of Arts and Sciences

Prepare for a fulfilling career in creative storytelling as a confident artist and producer. With media production being one of America’s top exports, opportunities abound.

Our media arts program prepares students for a variety of roles across multiple platforms, including film, TV, game design, animation, manga, writing, podcasting and sound design. We also allow students to explore across media and platforms while focusing on an area of interest, which will make them more prepared.

Program Highlights

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    Ideas First

    Join a program founded on experimentation and unique pursuits that fit your interests and goals.

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    Interdisciplinary Environments

    Make creative art and design work across multiple platforms through state-of-the-art materials.

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    Experiential Learning

    Prepare yourself for internships or the working world with experiential learning opportunities in many courses.

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    An Engaged Faculty

    Learn from an experienced faculty full of working media producers, writers, filmmakers and game designers.

What You’ll Study

Some of our most popular graduate courses include Manga, Feature Screenwriting, TV Writing and Advanced Screenwriting. Our program features a virtual reality lab and equipment rental facility and provides on-site computers loaded with the latest media production software to support students to work across many platforms and applications.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Interprofessional Collaboration

    Working with professionals from different disciplines to provide coordinated care or services


    Identifying opportunities and creating and launching new ventures


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

  • Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments


    Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Film and TV Producer
  • Video Game Producer
  • Video Game Designer
  • Media Producer
  • Animator
  • Screenwriter

Workplace Settings

  • Film Studios
  • Video Game Studios
  • Government Agencies
  • Animation Studios