Electronic Arts, B.S.

Discover an evolving relationship between art and technology. Students critically and creatively explore the arts at the intersection of the humanities, and the physical, computational, engineering, and social sciences.

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An Interdisciplinary Arts Education Students enrolled in this program explore the role that technology plays in contemporary arts and examine the arts at the intersection of the humanities and the physical, computational, engineering, and social sciences.
Focused Curriculum Allows students to concentrate their elective courses in one of several areas, including animation and algorithmic art, integrated visual art, sonic arts, and video, performance, and social practice.
Hands-on Research Experience Work one-on-one with faculty members on cutting-edge research in areas such as contemporary arts practices, social theory, games and simulation, media arts history, cultural theory, artistic expression, and perception.

Program Overview

Located at the heart of a technological research university, the B.S. in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer provides inspiring artists with an interdisciplinary and technology-driven arts education.

Through a balanced focus on theory and practice, students explore the role that technology plays in contemporary art and examine the intersections between the art and technology in relation to a broad range of disciplinary practices.

Optional Portfolio for Incoming Students

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate from this program will have: 

  • An ability to evaluate works of art in relation to style, period, and social context.
  • An ability to effectively discuss and critique one’s own work and the work of others.
  • Proficiency integrating technologies appropriate to creative practice.

After Graduation

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are prepared for careers as videographers, art directors, graphic designers, audio engineers, musicians, gallery artists, animators, storyboard artists, and more.

 

 

Contact

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Russell Sage Laboratory (SAGE) 4307, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-2576

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