Apr 18, 2024  
2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog

Emerging Media & Digital Arts, BA/BS

The major in Emerging Media & Digital Arts combines interdisciplinary research and activity with a range of technical skills for the creation and evaluation of digital media. EMDA majors engage in all stages of the production process while working with university and community partners to develop best practices for digital media in our society.

Requirements for the Major


Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.


Complete a minimum of 60 credits in EMDA courses and related approved courses with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or better:

a. Foundation courses (12 credits)

The three EMDA Foundations courses may be taken in any order. Each Foundation course consists of a lecture and recitation that must be taken together. There are no prerequisites for EMDA Foundations courses.

b. Writing Courses (4 credits)

Take 4 credits in:

c. Theory Courses (4 credits)

Take 4 credits in:

d. Seminar in Digital Media (4 credits)

e. Capstone Courses (4 credits)

In the Capstone, students continue to develop and produce independently-directed work in accordance with their professional goals.

f. Upper Division Elective Courses (32 credits)

Choose 32 credits of upper division elective courses, 16 of which must have an EMDA prefix.

  • Any upper division EMDA courses not already included in the requirements above.