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A major in Media Arts and Sciences requires 12 units of course work, at least eight of which must be above the 100 level and at least two of which must be at the 300 level. No more than one can be 350 or 360. In particular, to major in Media Arts and Sciences a student must take three required introductory courses, one each from studio art, art history and computer science and at least three required art/music core courses and at least three required computer science core courses.
Flexibility has been built into the major to allow students to adpat their course of study to their interests, choosing an optional concentration either in Media Arts by adding two more art/music core courses, or in Media Sciences by adding two more computer science core courses.
Majors are also encouraged to take at least one approved media culture course and an advanced media production course (e.g., a MAS individual study). In addition to other courses at Wellesley, students can take approved courses at the MIT's Media Lab and Comparative Media Studies program or at Olin College of Engineering. See sample ways to structure the major.

The Major consists of:

1. Three required introductory courses , one each from Art History, Studio Art, and Computer Science:

2. At least three required Art Courses (at least five required for emphasis in Media Arts ) from the following:

3. At least three required Computer Science Courses (at least five required for emphasis in Media Sciences ) from the following:

At least one Media Culture course is recommended from the following:

At least one Production course is recommended from the following (can be done in groups):

Honors may be supervised by members of the departments associated with the major in accordance with the requirements of the host department. Supervisors from other departments can be arranged by permission of the directors.

Related Courses - For credit Toward the Major
The courses listed below are representative of Wellesley and MIT courses that emphasize topics related to the MAS major. Students may include courses not listed below in their major with permission of the program directors.

MIT Courses

The MIT Media Lab and the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program offers a large variety of courses that may be appropriate for a MAS major. These offerings vary per semester; please consult the MIT catalog at student.mit.edu/catalog/mMASa.html and student.mit.edu/catalog/mCMSa.html.

Olin Courses

The Olin College of Engineering offers the following couse that may be appropraite for a media arts and sciences major.



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