January 11-12, 2006

 

ITEM 130-1002-R0106                Approval of a B.A. major in Media Arts; The University of Montana-Missoula

 

THAT:                                       In accordance with Montana University System Policy, the Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes The University of Montana-Missoula to create a Bachelor of Arts major in Media Arts.

 

EXPLANATION:                        Media Arts, which began as a graduate program in 1998 and added an undergraduate minor in 2000, has grown to serve more than 15 M.F.A. candidates, 136 minors, and 600 undergraduates through its general education courses, would like to create a Bachelor of Arts major in Media Arts to serve interested undergraduate students. The major will consist of a core curriculum and recommended tracks of additional credits that will allow students to concentrate either on digital art/design or video production.