Woodbury is committed to offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs that help to prepare our students for the professions of today and tomorrow.
Take a closer look at our STEM and digitally-focused programs.
In recent years, Woodbury has made a shift toward providing more STEM-based programs for students. The university is in the process of executing a $3 million Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will help us develop additional STEM-based baccalaureate programs across disciplines over the next few years.
Woodbury currently offers several STEM-designated programs in the School of Architecture, the School of Media, Culture & Design and in the College of Liberal Arts. Take a closer look at these STEM offerings.
The Applied Computer Science – Media Arts program helps students become designers, thinkers and leaders of the new digital age. It is an art and technology hybrid degree focusing on emerging digital practices by working with interactive environments, experiential design and human interaction. The program uses computer science as a tool to innovate within the fields of design, entertainment, and media arts. This STEM degree enables students to develop into creators and innovators, preparing them for some of the most exciting and cutting-edge careers of today and tomorrow.
The Bachelor of Architecture, or BArch program, offers a five-year course of study leading to a NAAB-accredited professional architecture degree. Woodbury’s program provides students the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional architect, as well as personalized attention, small class sizes, and a general understanding of the profound social and cultural power of design at local and global scales.
The need for data analytics has seen exponential growth as an increasing number of professions recognize the value and importance of such knowledge. Students in Computer Science in Data Analytics (CSDA) will emerge from this interdisciplinary program well prepared to utilize the skill and knowledge they have gained to apply data analysis strategies in a variety of professional fields, including business, finance, architecture, engineering, medical research and beyond. Graduates of the program are well equipped to pursue successful careers in industry or government, or to take on graduate studies in related fields.
The Master of Architecture (M. Arch) program locates the work of architecture at the intersection of disciplinary principles and professional competency. Ideas become impactful when translated into material conditions. The messy process of translation often results in imperfect but meaningful design proposals that address challenges of contemporary life. Embracing the compromise between ideal and real underscores our commitment to the here and now.
The Master of Science in Architecture (MSArch) is a one-year/three-semester STEM-designated program that invites architects and non-architects to explore this expanded zone of interdisciplinary practice. Each student chooses an area of concentration that allows them to build expertise in a specific system of thought and technique. In so doing, students are prepared to productively contribute to today’s conversation about contemporary problems and practices in architecture.
The Master of Science in Architecture in Real Estate Development (MSArch RED) program seeks to build upon the unique perspective and ethos of the architect. Through small class sizes and individual attention, we foster close mentoring relationships between faculty, staff and students. While architects design the way a building looks and works, they are seldom involved in the decision of exactly what to build. The MSArch RED program was designed to change the status quo.
In addition to our growing STEM-designated programs, Woodbury also offers a number of programs, across disciplines, that are digitally-focused. Take a closer look at these options.
Animation is the art of telling stories using the techniques of hand-drawn animation, stop motion and computer graphics. Animation students develop characters and worlds and produce their own films. The goal of Woodbury’s Animation program is to help students discover their creative voice and prepare them for a successful career as a professional animator.
The Fashion Marketing program is a leader in embracing cutting-edge technology to meet the needs of today’s digital landscape. By combining core business courses for the real world with creative awareness, Woodbury helps to develop future leaders who practice business with a conscience.
The Filmmaking program offers a professional degree that prepares graduates for careers in film, television, and media. Students learn narrative filmmaking through a comprehensive curriculum including film production, screenwriting, cinematography, directing, producing, entertainment law, and film marketing and distribution. The working industry today values students with a variety of skills. Woodbury’s location, within just a few miles of many major entertainment studios, provides students with a host of industry resources and connections.
The Game Art & Design program offers specialized tracks for both artists and designers. All Game Art & Design students take game courses together while they simultaneously develop their own art or design specialties. Game art focuses on two-dimensional and three-dimensional character, environmental design and animation. Game design focuses on elements such as game conceptualization, play mechanics, game rules, story, program flow, scoring systems and prototyping.
The Marketing curriculum strengthens and guides students’ ability to competitively enter the world of marketing as well as integrate their own unique contributions. By combining business for the real world with creative awareness, we help to develop future leaders who practice business with a conscience.