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BA in Media Arts

Students majoring in Media Arts cultivate the creative and critical skills necessary to actively engage in the media industry in a variety of capacities. All media arts majors take the same four lower division courses (Media & Society, Introduction to Media Production, Media Forms, Media Industries) then select an emphasis in either media studies or media production to complete coursework toward their degree.

 

Media Studies emphasizes critical study of a variety of media, such as film, television, print, and new media, as well as opportunities to acquire writing and production skills. 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.

To check out the various courses offered, see the catalog here.

Download the course rotation schedule here.

Find information on film screenings and links to student films here.

Minors & Certification

We offer minors in digital journalism, public relations and communication. The minors go hand-in-hand with the media arts degree, but they also provide skills that compliment any major within TAMU-CC. Contact Rachelle Stanley at rachelle.stanley@tamucc.edu for more information.

Scholarships

Nearly $15,000 in competitive scholarships is available annually for communication & media majors at TAMU-CC.  More information and applications can be found by visiting the Scholarship Programs page at tamucc.edu. The annual application deadline is March 1 and scholarship notifications are sent in May.