Aug 10, 2022  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
University Catalog 2022-2023

Applied Arts and Media, BA

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BA in Applied Arts and Media
Location: AU Santa Barbara
Credits for Degree: 180 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 36 months


Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts & Media degree at AUSB is ideal for people with technical skills in art, design, and media fields such as makeup design, video editing and post-production, or set design who want to more fully understand the context and business side of their industry. The major focuses on preparing students to use arts in today’s media-rich environment.

In this program, you’ll view art from a historical and cultural perspective while exploring how the use of art and media has evolved into a platform central to effective marketing and communication. You’ll gain crucial skills and problem-solving strategies specific to the arts and media fields that will make you a more effective professional.

Students need a minimum of 180, and maximum of 200, quarter credits to graduate from Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Bachelor of Arts Program. This program accepts a maximum of 135 quarter credits in transfer. You will need to meet the learning goals and complete the curriculum specific to your major, as well as certain undergraduate degree requirements.  Applied Studies degree requirements include the following (earned through AUSB enrollment and/or transfer):

  • 60 or more upper-division units (almost all of our courses are upper-division)
  • Foundational courses to establish context and familiarize you with the skills you’ll use as you progress academically
  • Eight (8) units of experiential, non-classroom learning such as internships, self-directed independent studies or prior learning, to associate academics with real-life applications
  • Six (6) units of interdisciplinary, hybrid seminars focused on topics such as leadership, business communications, cultural contexts, justice and equity, or technology in society
  • Nine (9) units directly related to your degree

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  



Applied Learning/Prior Experiential Learning (9 total credits)

21 Technical or Professional course Quarter Credits approved by Antioch Advisor

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