The Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts + Practice (MA+P) is an interdisciplinary storytelling program combining the study of contemporary digital media with hands-on production and research. Students learn to conceptualize and create experiences across several different platforms: still images, text, audio, video, interactivity, web-based interfaces, social media, mobile environments and physical computing. They also study the history and theory of media forms to better understand how these diverse technologies can impact our culture. The curriculum focuses heavily on the exploration of emerging genres such as virtual reality, stereoscopy, transmedia storytelling and interactive performance.
MA+P students are artists, storytellers and designers, but they are also activists, scholars and technologists. The joint emphasis on theory and practice allows them to become critical makers: media producers who engage in analysis and critique alongside their creative process. Core critical themes include data visualization, social change, remix, public interactivity, design fiction and worldbuilding. Students also participate in individual and faculty-led design research activities.