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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Media Art Overview

The media art program at SMWC was formed with a foundation of courses in studio art, digital imaging and creative methods. Our degree programs provide the flexibility to lead you to the career of your dreams. With your professional advisors helping you along the way, you can mix and match majors and minors to get the perfect degree tailored to you and your career aspirations. Plus, you’ll graduate with a strong foundation in liberal arts.

Throughout the program, students learn about traditional forms of art, while having an intricate classroom experience that combines art and technology. You will learn such topics as photography, drawing, animation, web design and much more! Students will also graduate with a full portfolio of professional-quality work from their courses.


What is media art?
Media art is the study of art through digital software and programs. From factors of sound and motion to 3D art and print products, the world of media art is complex.

Why get a degree in media art?
Earning your media art degree from SMWC will give you a unique perspective and foundation in liberal arts. With a focus in providing hands-on experiences, you’ll take fresh points of view into the professional world. A degree in media art from SMWC can prepare you to have a career fueled with creativity and success.

What can you do with a degree in media art?
With a media art degree, there are several career options. Here are some careers you can pursue with a media art degree:

  • Design Director
  • Environmental Wayfinding Designer
  • Freelance Media Artist
  • Interactive Designer
  • Media Specialist
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Photographer
  • Presentation Designer
  • Video Journalist
  • Web Designer

Check out our blog: 10 careers you can have with a media art degree

What is the average annual salary of someone with a media art degree?
The field of media art comes with various career options. The annual salary can vary for your position based on location and position of desire. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for someone with a media art degree is $58,030.

What support and resources are provided at SMWC?
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides exceptional, personalized learning resource services to encourage student success. The LRC offers help with a range of academic support services, including a writing center, tutoring, college success courses and more.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is routinely ranked by US News and World Report among the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest and the Best Value Schools. Our departments are also routinely ranked for their individual degree programs.
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