About this Program

In keeping with the Art Department's mission of empowering students to become visually critical thinkers through their creative practice, the 3D Media and Material Studies major focuses on making as a form of thinking through technical mastery of both traditional craftsmanship and emerging technologies. Students are also exposed to the expanding range of working three-dimensional studio practice, including performance and installation and time-based art. Through immersion in a research and process-oriented curriculum, students develop a range of transferable skills and a body of work reflecting artistic maturity, material proficiency, and conceptual development.

Program Highlights

  • Students are exposed to the expanding scope of three-dimensional studio practice including performance, installation, and time-based art.

  • The 3D Media & Material Studies classrooms are housed in brand new facilities in the Barry Arts Building, the Hixon Studio Building and Annex and provide students the equipment necessary to produce their work comfortably and safely.

  • Small class sizes mean students have access to instructors who know students by name, understand each student's individualized goals, and who create their own work under the same roof.

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Three-Dimensional Media
Delivery Modes


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Multimedia Artists and Animators

$76,560 Median Salary

Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Music Directors

$61,490 Median Salary

Direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.

Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists

$51,290 Median Salary

Prepare, plan, and operate multimedia teaching aids for use in education. May record, catalogue, and file materials.

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

$57,520 Median Salary

Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.


What are the requirements to apply for Three-Dimensional Media & Material Studies at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Three-Dimensional Media & Material Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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