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Interactive Arts + Humanistic Studies Curriculum (2013-14)

Total Credits for the BFA in Interactive Arts + Humanistic Studies: 132
The below degree plan is for the 2012-13 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor to get a personalized degree plan.

Foundation Requirements: All students must complete the following requirements.

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Elements of Visual Thinking I FF 100 3
Sculptural Forms FF 101 3
Elements of Visual Thinking II FF 102 3
Painting I FF 150 3
Drawing I FF 198 3
Drawing II FF 199 3
Electronic Media & Culture FF 210 3
Foundation Studio Elective 3
Critical Inquiry HMST 101 3
Art Matters AH 100 3
Total Credits for the Foundation Requirements 30

Humanistic Studies Major Degree Requirements

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Sophomore Humanistic Studies Seminar HMST 220 3
Major Topic Seminar 1 * 3
Major Topic Seminar 2 * 3
Major Topic Seminar 3 * 3
Major Topic Seminar 4 * 3
Major Topic Seminar 5 * 3
Senior Thesis I HMST 480 3
Senior Thesis II HMST 490 3
Modernism and After AH 201 3
Humanistic Studies Electives ** 12
Art History Elective 9
Total Credits for the Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements
48

Requirements for the Major in Interactive Arts

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Studio Electives 21
Sophomore level
Art + Technology I IDA 215 3
Robotic Arts: Intro IDA 277 3
Net Art IDA 252 3
Exploring Materials IDA 220 3
Junior level
Two of the following
Open Source 3D Fabrication IDA 351 3
Robotic Arts: Motion and Motors IS 355 3
Robotic Vision/Digital Light IDA 348 3
Three of the following
Being Human/Post Human HMST 470 3
Gameplay II/Digital Games IDA 305 3
Live Sound IDA 390 3
Experimental Games IDA 315 3
Studio Techniques and Recording IDA 355 3
Sound Installation Art IS 345 3
Robotic Arts Practicum IDA 489 3
Senior level
Senior Thesis I and II IDA 498 and 499 6
Total Credits for the Interactive Arts Requirement 54

* Menu of approved seminar courses is currently under development, and is subject to change each academic year.

** Includes courses with the CWRT, FLMM, HIST, HMST, IHST, LIT, NSCI, PERF, PHIL, RELG and SSCI prefixes.