college of communication fine arts and media
Department of art and art history


In the Art and Art History Department's Bachelor of Studio Art in Media Arts degree program, students approach digital media as a contemporary art practice. As in other studio art areas we encourage students to take risks, try new genres, experiment with methods and aesthetics, to think critically and develop a serious practice as a media artist. The Media Arts concentration encompasses photo imaging, video, animation, game design, interactive arts and related approaches to technology based art.

The mission of the Media Arts concentration in Art and Art History is to:

  • Create innovative digital based art using contemporary techniques combined with meaningful concepts.

  • Focus on experimentation, image making, story-telling and play experiences within digital media in order to produce a broad range of works that are artistic, diverse and culturally meaningful.

  • Investigate literacy, critical theory and analysis of media art within social practices and as cultural artifacts.

  • Provide students with a deep understanding of the history and practice of media art making in the context of early 21st century and its implications as a critically important arena of intellectual production.

Students completing a degree or certificate program from Metropolitan Community College in Design, Interactivity and Media Arts; Photography; or Video/Audio Communications Arts can, upon successfully completing a Portfolio Review, transfer up to 15 semester hours of their specific MCC concentration coursework toward the 21 semester hour UNO Media Arts Concentration. If transfer hours are accepted toward the 21 hour Media Arts Concentration, additional Concentration hours will be advanced UNO coursework selected in consultation with a UNO faculty advisor.


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Department of Art & Art History
College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media
University Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha NE 68182-0011
(402) 554.2420 Fax: (402) 554.3436