Wichita State's Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) in Media Arts combines your creativity
with the technical skills necessary for an engaging career in the video game, film
or recording industries. As a Media Arts student, you have access to our technology-rich
production facility—Shocker Studios—where you can hone your craft among peers, faculty,
and industry professionals.
Grow professionally in our 35,000 sq ft production facility
Our animation program gives students the skills and techniques necessary to bring
their artwork to life – and land their dream job. With classes ranging from Foundation
Drawing and Digital Animation to Story Boarding and Rigging, students will develop
a technological acumen, combined with design-thinking skills, to help them master
The audio production program brings some of the foundational music education elements
into the modern-day paradigm of digital media. Students learn the skills of music
theory and music literature, music business, electronic music production, and advanced
editing and mastering.
Media Arts’ collaborative design concentration is an interdisciplinary program which
teaches students the importance of cooperative efforts among creatives and designers.
The collaborative design core combines design thinking with a range of possibilities
from the other four Media Arts concentrations, allowing students to tailor their degree
to their unique project work. Collaborative design graduates are ideal candidates
to pursue a Master’s in Innovation Design.
This program brings a high level of quality and design to the filmmaking process by
teaching both on- and off-camera skills – from acting and principles of video to scriptwriting
and lighting. Students in all of our media arts programs take part in at least three
different practicum projects.
Students in game design learn how to work with a team to design characters, levels
and storylines. Courses cover everything from the history of motion, sound and gaming
to audio recording, figure drawing, animation, clay modeling, prop and character design,
and advanced game design.
Media Arts offers four undergraduate certificates in animation, audio production,
filmmaking and game design. Similar to a minor, certificates are a group of courses
that address a special topic — equipping you with additional knowledge and skills
that complement your major.
Come see us
If you're still in the deciding phase of your college search, there is no better way
to make your decision than by visiting Wichita State. During your visit you’ll explore
our campus, talk to current students, meet a faculty advisor and get a feel for what
it's like to be a Shocker.