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Media Arts and Studies, B.S.C.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
The tutorial program in the Ohio University's School of Media Arts and Studies offers an individualized course of study for exceptional students interested in media industries.
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Overview

The Media Arts an Studies program offered by Ohio University provides students with a broad liberal arts background, a concentration in theory and research, and practical training in digital media and integrated production, games and animation, screenwriting and producing, music production, and media and social change. Maximum opportunity will be afforded for the student to work at his or her own pace and to create a depth of education in media. The tutorial program prepares a student for a professional career or graduate study. Upon completion of the program, students receive a degree of Bachelor of Science in Communication from the Honors Tutorial College. 

Tutorials

Students are required to complete eight tutorials within the School of Media Arts and Studies, including two devoted to the thesis. Tutorials may range from sophisticated research and analysis of existing media to production of original media products. In addition to the tutorials, the student must complete the Tier I English requirement, all core courses not covered by tutorials, and an appropriate number of approved electives. Internships and/or study abroad may be included within the program with permission from the Director of Studies. Honors Tutorial students take a minimum of 15 hours per semester.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

A number of professional opportunities are available to tutorial students in the School of Media Arts and Studies. Two public radio stations, a public television station, student-run production organizations, and other experiential learning opportunities (study in LA, capstone production projects, study abroad) provide professional experience in all aspects of media. Tutorial students are expected to seek out training and experience in these facilities. Internships are available in media industries in all specializations and in a number of locales including New York and Hollywood. These internships are often summer-long experiences that allow the student to gain college credit while working at a professional level in the industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media and the Creative Process
  • The Business of Media 
  • Audio Production Basics 
  • Digital Media Production Basics 
  • Video Production Basics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application form
  • $70 international application processing fee
  • Official academic records
  • Evidence of sufficient funding
  • Statement of activities.
  • Exams for scholarship consideration
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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