Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: February 27, 2023
Date of Second Reading: March 27, 2023
Title of Motion: Request from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – School of Arts, Media and Engineering – for the rename of an undergraduate degree – From: BA in Digital Culture – To: BA in Media Arts and Sciences
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: Media Arts and Sciences is the name of the school's existing PhD program, and is a common and recognizable name. It is most notably associated with MIT's Media Arts and Sciences master's degree in the MIT Media Lab, and the terms "media" and "media arts" are also widely used in degree programs across the country, including Interactive Media Arts at NYU, Emerging Media Arts at UT Dallas, Media Arts and Sciences at Indiana University and more.