BA in Media Arts

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - ISC, United States Ranked #18 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 15,210

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship
Students majoring in Media Arts cultivate the creative and critical skills necessary to actively engage in the media industry in a variety of capacities
  • It provides the background for students who wish to work in media-related jobs or who wish to acquire a background in media before pursuing professional degrees such as the MBA or law degree. It also provides the necessary background for students who wish to attend graduate programs in media studies (MA and PhD) and production (MA and MFA) for more specialized media career development.
  • Media Production offers a curriculum focused on equipping students with creative and market-relevant skills in the theory and application of moving image production. Students develop expertise in shooting, editing and visual storytelling using state of the art equipment while working with faculty who are active visual artists and scholars in their field. Coursework is designed to prepare students for production-focused jobs in film, television and new media or to pursue advanced degrees in related fields upon graduation.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • August 2022

Entry requirements
Undergraduate
International Year (3 semesters) Intensive English Program (IEP) (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 45 overall
  • IELTS 4.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 38
  • Pearson Versant 41-42
  • Duolingo 65
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 31 credits toward degree

International Year (3 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo 75
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 28 credits toward degree

International Year (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45
  • Pearson Versant 48-63
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 25 credits toward degree

International Year (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant 64 or higher
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 15 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not accepted
  • Pearson Versant Not acepted
  • Duolingo 105
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year

MEDA 1305 Film and Culture 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 1307 Media and Society 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
TCCNS: COMM 1307 

MEDA 1315 Editing 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 1380 Introduction to Media Production 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)

MEDA 2311 Media Writing 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
TCCNS: COMM 2311 

MEDA 2313 Intermediate Production: Documentary 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: (MEDA 1315 and 1380).

MEDA 2315 News Reporting 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 2311.

MEDA 2316 Intermediate Production: Narrative 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: (MEDA 1315 and 1380).

MEDA 2350 Media Performance 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 2366 Media Forms 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
TCCNS: COMM 2366 

MEDA 2367 Media Industries 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 3301 Television Criticism 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 1307.

MEDA 3302 Film Criticism 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 1307.

MEDA 3303 Documentary Studies 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 1307.

MEDA 3310 Media Theory and Research 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 3314 Television Production 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)

MEDA 3317 Advanced Postproduction 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 3315.

MEDA 3318 Editing & Layout 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 2311.

MEDA 3340 Photojournalism 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 3351 Screen Comedy 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 1307.

MEDA 3360 Screenplay Writing 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 3361 Sports Writing 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 


MEDA 3380 New Media and Communication 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 4305 Interpreting and Making the Visual Culture of Hollywood 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 4308 Advanced Production: Commercial 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 3313, 3315 and 3316.

MEDA 4310 Advanced Production: Documentary 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 3313.

MEDA 4312 Advanced Production: Narrative 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 3316.

MEDA 4317 After Effects 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: (MEDA 1315) or (MEDA 3315).

MEDA 4340 Advertising Criticism 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 4341 First Amendment and Ethical Issues in the Media 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 1307.

MEDA 4342 Global Media and International Communication 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 4343 News Publication 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 2311.

MEDA 4370 Advanced New Media Project 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 3313, 3315 and ARTS 2356.

MEDA 4381 Senior Seminar in Media Studies 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MEDA 1307 and 3310.

MEDA 4390 Topics in Media Arts 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 

MEDA 4396 Directed Individual Study 
1-3 Semester Credit Hours 

MEDA 4399 Media Arts Internship 
3 Semester Credit Hours 
 

  • Undergraduate Program
  •  Intensive English Program (1 semester) International Year (3 semesters) $31141 
  • International Year (3 semesters) $23738 
  • International Year (2 semesters) $15826 
  • International Year (1 semester) $7913 
  • Direct Admit (2 semesters 12 credits each) $15210 (varies by program)
  •  Estimated Room & Board $15,029 - $20,004
  • Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $4,000 
  • *Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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