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Interactive Arts Curriculum (2013-14)

Total Credits for the BFA in Interactive Arts: 126 (132 if an integrated degree with Humanistic Studies is selected)
The below degree plan is for the 2013-2014 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
Total Credits for the Foundation Requirements 24

Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Critical Inquiry LA 101 3
Intellectual History Electives 1 and 2 6
Science/Math Elective 3
Theory Elective 3
Art Matters AH 100 3
Modernism and After AH 201 3
Art History Electives 9
Humanistic Studies Electives (2 at any level) 6
Humanistic Studies Electives (2 at 300 level and above) 6
Total Credits for the Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements
42

Requirements for the Major in Interactive Arts

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Studio Electives 24
Sophomore level
Art + Technology I IDA 215 3
Robotic Arts: Intro IDA 277 3
Net Art IDA 252 3
Exploring Materials IDA 220 3
One of the following
Sound Art IDA 230
Game/Play IDA 225
Introduction to Sculpture IS 200 3
Junior level
Open Source 3D Fabrication IDA 351 3
Robot Vision/Digital Light IDA 348 3
Three of the following
Gameplay II/Digital Games IDA 305 3
Live Sound IDA 390 3
Experimental Games IDA 315 3
Studio Techniques and Recording IDA 335 3
Sound Installation Art IS 345 3
Robotic Arts: Practicum IDA 489 3
Robotic Arts: Motions and Motors IS 335 3
Senior level
Senior Thesis I and II IDA 498 and 499 6
Total Credits for the Interactive Arts Requirement 60