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The Media Arts Department of Long Island Unviersity offers a new BFA in Computer Art degree, recommended for students interested in an intensive applied art, design and technology curriculum.

This degree offers a comprehensive program model in Computer and Digital Arts with a high number of creative studio classes that are designed to prepare students for the competitive digital production marketplace, and to help them develop mastery of the various disciplines within the field. The program offers renowned and award winning digital and computer artists alongside practicing professionals from the field as faculty.

Studio classes take advantage of extensive state-of-the-art facilities including 3 networked graphics and animation computer labs with high-end peripherals, digital video computer labs, a multicam television studio, a 5.1 surround sound digital audio lab and recording studio, MIDI audio labs, digital and wet photography labs, and multiple screening facilities.

In addition to the intensive hands-on program, students have access to extensive production and exhibition facilities for their senior year thesis, portfolio, and demo reel production. The program also offers competitive internships and job placement in the industry.

Areas of Specialization include:

Computer Graphics and Digital Illustration

Computer Animation

3D Modeling and Rendering

Digital Design

Digital Audio and Computer Sound Design

Interactive Media and Web Design

Broadcast Design and Special Effects for Film and Video

Integrated Computer Arts

 

 

 

Degree Requirements:

Candidates for the degree complete the following credits:

CREDITS

BFA Total

128

Core Curriculum

41

BFA Foundation

9

Computer Art Studio (required)

12

Art History / Media Theory

12

Computer Art Studio Electives

33

Interdisciplinary Studio Electives

9

General Electives

12
Recommended Course of Studies
First Year : First Semester

Credits

Orientation Seminar I

1

Speech 3

3

English Composition

3

Philosophy I

3

Art / Dance / Theater 61

3

Intro Computer Science

3

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16
First Year : Second Semester

Core Seminar

3

English Literature

3

Drawing I

3

History I

3

Computer Graphics I

3

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15
Second Year : First Semester

Finite Mathematics

3

Foreign Language

3

Art History I

3

Computer Graphics II

3

Computer Art Studio Elective

3

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15
Second Year : Second Semester

Physical Universe

4

Art History II

3

Computer Art Electives

6

General Elective

3
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16
Third Year : First Semester
Chemistry & Modern Technology
3

Art History / Media Theory Elective

3

Social Science

3

Studio Art Elective

3

General Elective

3

Computer Art Elective

3
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18
Third Year : Second Semester

Social Science

3

Survey Of Computer Art 

3

Computer Art Electives

9

Interdisciplinary Studio Electives

3
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18
Fourth Year : First Semester

Comp Art Thesis I

3

Independent Study/ Internship

3

Computer Art Electives

6

General Elective

3
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15
Fourth Year : Second Semester

Comp Art Thesis II

3

Interdisciplinary Studio Electives

3

Computer Art Electives

6

General Elective

3
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15

 

 

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