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Media Arts at South Carolina

Whether you're interested in filmmaking, game design, animation, Internet and Web art, manga and sequential art, mobile media or emerging forms from the frontiers of digital art, a degree in media arts will prepare you to be a creator in tomorrow's media landscape.

What to Expect

We prepare agile, independent artists, makers who are ready to succeed as workers and partners, as innovators and entrepreneurs in America's biggest export. Our graduates are driving the next wave of media culture.

At the very beginning of the degree, every students takes the helm of a media art production project. At the end, every student has an internship and applies valuable skills from class to the industry. Every course in between puts you at the center of a practical curriculum that is also intellectually challenging. 

Our professional facilities have the right equipment to make any idea a reality. Our courses inspire you to meet your goals, then to dig deeper and go further. You have a creative drive, and you want to turn that into a satisfying career.


Undergraduate Degree

B  B.A. in Media Arts

Within the College of Arts and Sciences, the art department boasts an 85,000-square-foot facility designed specifically for the study and creation of the visual arts. We are the largest and most comprehensive art department in the state.

Some recent media arts courses include:

  • Digital Media Fundamentals
  • The Moving Image
  • Digital Imaging
  • Sound Design
  • Fiction Filmmaking
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Animation
  • Video Game Design
  • Media Performance
  • Television Writing
  • Manga and Anime
  • Media Entrepreneurship

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.


Graduate Degrees

The School of Visual Art and Design in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a master’s degree program in media arts.

M  M.A. in Media Arts  

Graduate Director: Andrew Graciano, 803-777-6631,
Program Contact: Evelyn Wong, 803-777-6438,

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

Explore Our Graduate School 

The Graduate School administers the application process for all of the university's doctoral, master’s, certificate and dual degree programs. Take a look at what you will need to do before you apply.