MCAD’s web and multimedia environments major is dedicated to the exploration and combination of emerging technologies and traditional practices in media arts.

Media arts may refer to the internet, virtual environments, software as a creative platform, art installations, screen-based works, and performances.

In this major you will investigate four central topics across the curriculum from technical, theoretical, and historical vantage points: the network, multimedia, interactivity, and generative practices. You will be able to identify and evaluate relevant works, both historical and contemporary, as well as create and evaluate your own work within the theoretical and technical territory of each of these cornerstones.

By the time you graduate, you will have a strong understanding of the four central topics and be versed in combining them to create projects in a multitude of mediums with aesthetic and intellectual significance.

From your first compositions and critiques to real-world work experiences, through in-person and online classes, the BFA curriculum is a systematic process that transforms you from an MCAD student into a creative professional.

Year One: MCAD Community

  • Develop your place in the MCAD community through classes, critiques, student activities, and more
  • Explore your major options
  • Take foundation classes
    • Studio: technical skills and work ethic
    • Liberal arts: art history and vocabulary

Year Two: Focusing Interests

  • Declare web and multimedia environments as your major
  • Build concentrated web and multimedia skills, both conceptual and technical

Year Three: The Community of Practice

Year Four: The Professional World

  • Deepen your investigation of and commitment to your body of work
  • Participate in the Emerging Talent Showcase and share your work with potential employers
  • Develop and complete a semester-long project to culminate in the Commencement Exhibition

Web and Multimedia Environments Major Outcomes

  • Demonstrate fluency in screen-based aesthetics and practices including human to machine interaction.
  • Create installations and events centered around meaningful intersection of multiple media.
  • Produce interactive virtual environments for single and multiple users.
  • Discuss contemporary and historic virtual environment trends and artists.
  • Identify the most efficient solutions for programming problems.
  • Constructively evaluate, interpret, and critique one’s own work, and the work of others.

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