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Media Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Columbia, SC, United States
Be a creator in tomorrow's media landscape through filmmaking, video game design, animation, manga, new media and more by taking this Media Arts major at theUniversity of South Carolina .
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Overview

What to Expect

Everywhere you look in our world, you see screens. You're used to movie theaters, television and the web. But the screens around you are proliferating. Walk down the street in any city and you'll see them. Go into any art gallery and they are there. We bet there's even a screen in your pocket right now. Someone has to decide what those screens look like ... what they mean. Someone has to make them relevant. Someone needs to make them beautiful.

Whether you're interested in filmmaking, game design, animation, internet art, manga, mobile media or worlds beyond, a degree in media arts at USC will prepare you to be a creator in tomorrow's media landscape. Our students are agile, independent artists who are driving the next wave in media culture. Our facilities and equipment are professional level, and our curriculum is both practical and intellectually challenging. Our faculty have screened their work on every continent (yes, even Antarctica), and our alums are making names for themselves all over the world.  

Careers

A major in Media Arts at the University of South Carolina can prepare you for careers in:

  • filmmaking
  • game design
  • animation
  • Internet and Web art
  • manga and sequential art
  • mobile art
  • digital art 

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: 

  • Making Media That Matters
  •  Media Culture
  • Foundations of Media Arts Production
  • Digital Media Arts Fundamentals
  •  Digital Imaging
  •  Media Writing
  • Sound Design
  • The Moving Image
  • New Media Art

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    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:

    4.5

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Fill out the University's application form completely.
  • There is a $100 non-refundable application fee for international students. Access our online application to begin.
  • Submit your official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic Test scores.
  • Submit all official (or attested) high school transcripts.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33523 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33523 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

33,523 - 37,740 USD

Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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