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. MAS majors are required to take: three introductory courses, at least three core arts courses, and at least three core computer science courses. Students are also required to create and present an online portfolio by the Fall semester of their senior year.
Flexibility has been built into the major to allow students to adapt their course of study to their interests. Majors may choose an optional concentration in either Media Arts (by taking two additional core arts courses), or in Media Sciences (by taking two additional core computer science courses). Majors are also encouraged to take at least one approved media culture course and an advanced media production course.
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.