Minors

Animation

Animation Minor

The Animation minor requires the completion of 15 credit hours.

Required (12 hours)

  • ANIM 1300 - Animation and the Illusion of Motion

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Animation majors/minors only; others, permission of instructor.

    Introduces traditional techniques and history of animation. Explores production from planning to execution. Topics include history, story, storyboarding, timing, 2D animation techniques, and stop-motion animation techniques.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-lab per week.

  • ANIM 2300 - Introduction to Digital Animation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 1610 or ART 1620. Animation majors/minors only; others permission of instructor.

    Two- and three-dimensional computer graphics and animation. Emphasis on the aesthetics and techniques for building, lighting, texturing, animating, and rendering of three-dimensional models to be used in designing and producing three-dimensional computer-generated animations. Includes a broad survey of the process and techniques involved with creating digital media quality three-dimensional animations and techniques and aesthetics incorporated into traditional methods of animations for contrast and comparison.

    Must be taken no later than first semester of the sophomore year.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

    Formerly ANIM 3300

  • EMC 2120 - Sight, Sound, and Motion

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: EMC 1020 and writing competency. Animation majors/minors and media management students only; others, permission of instructor.

    Production elements and technology of the electronic media industry. Creative conceptualizations; elements of composition, the production process included. Basic visual and aural technology demonstrated.

 

  • EMC 1050 - Basic Digital Photography and Imaging

    3 credit hours

    (Same as PHOT 1050.)

    Introduces simple and multiple image photography, principles, methods, theory, and practice for both Photography majors and non-Photography majors. Explores digital camera anatomy, operating, and handling while discussing proper in-camera exposure, metering, focusing, shutter speeds, apertures, depth of field, and camera accessories. Basic principles of lighting, design, and image composition discussed. Digital darkroom techniques and image manipulation using tool such as Photoshop included. Emphasis placed on the DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera. Students responsible for providing a DSLR camera for the class. Must have working knowledge of the Macintosh computer system.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

  • PHOT 1050 - Basic Digital Photography and Imaging

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 1050.)

    Introduces simple and multiple image photography, principles, methods, theory, and practice for both Photography majors and non-Photography majors. Explores digital camera anatomy, operating, and handling while discussing proper in-camera exposure, metering, focusing, shutter speeds, apertures, depth of field, and camera accessories. Basic principles of lighting, design, and image composition discussed. Digital darkroom techniques and image manipulation using tool such as Photoshop included. Emphasis placed on the DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera. Students responsible for providing a DSLR camera for the class. Must have working knowledge of the Macintosh computer system.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Elective (3 hours)

Choose one:

  • ANIM 3040 - Motion Graphics I

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 3040.) Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy and EMC 1050 with minimum grade of C or permission of instructor.

    Aesthetics, principles, and processes of designing motion graphics for video production, broadcast television, film, and the Internet. Emphasizes freedom of expression while respecting diversity of media audiences.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

  • ANIM 3310 - Texturing, Lighting, and Rendering

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ANIM 2300 with minimum grade of C.

    Continuation of ANIM 2300 for the development of two- and three-dimensional computer graphics and animation. Further understanding of aesthetics and techniques for building, lighting, texturing, and rendering of three-dimensional models to be used in designing and producing three-dimensional computer-generated animations. Introduces the creation and modification of customized lighting models and techniques involved in the compositing of live-action, sound, and computer-generated images.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

  • ANIM 3330 - Animation and Rigging

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ANIM 2300.

    The development of two- and three-dimensional computer graphics and animation. Further understanding of the aesthetics and techniques for organic modeling, rigging, and animation. Offers greater understanding of complete animation production, principles, and methods.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

    Formerly ANIM 4300

Interactive Media

Interactive Media Minor

The Interactive Media minor requires the completion of 15 credit hours.

Required (12 hours)

  • EMC 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as JOUR 1020/RIM 1020.)

    The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

  • JOUR 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 1020/RIM 1020.) The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

  • RIM 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 1020/JOUR 1020.) The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

 

  • EMC 2500 - Survey of New Media Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: EMC 1020/JOUR 1020. An overview of systems and methods of new media message delivery. Explores cultural, social, ethical, historical, and legal challenges of new media.

  • EMC 3060 - Writing for Interactive Experiences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: JOUR 1020/EMC 1020 and EMC 2500 (may not be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor.

    Introduces fundamental principles of writing for interactive experience for specific audiences. Encourages students to explore content development; looks at creation of meaning in interactive media while providing skills in content development.

  • EMC 3460 - Media and Messages

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: EMC 2500 and EMC 3060. Analysis of communication objectives, audience needs, and appropriate media in solving communication problems. Involves theoretical and practical application of mass communication theories.

Elective (3 hours)

Choose one:

  • EMC 4250 - Mass Media Law  3 credit hours  

    EMC 4250 - Mass Media Law

    3 credit hours

    (Same as JOUR 4250.) Prerequisites: EMC 1020; junior standing. Examines legal guarantees and restrictions on the flow of information using the case study method. Focuses on libel, privacy, obscenity, and the special restrictions placed on advertising, broadcasting, cable television, and the Internet.  

  • PHOT 4190 - Ethics and Law for Visual Communicators

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; junior status with declared major.

    Background in ethics and law for the visual communicator. Focus on ethical philosophies, ethics case studies, and solutions to ethical dilemmas; copyright, privacy, and libel law.

    Normally offered Spring only

  • RIM 3700 - Copyright Law  3 credit hours  

    RIM 3700 - Copyright Law

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: RI majors - admission to candidacy; others RIM 3600. Examines copyright law with particular reference to the music industry. Emphasis on understanding and applying the law to work in the industry.

Media Management

Media Management Minor

The Media Management minor requires the completion of 15 credit hours.

Required (12 hours)

  • EMC 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as JOUR 1020/RIM 1020.)

    The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

  • JOUR 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 1020/RIM 1020.) The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

  • RIM 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 1020/JOUR 1020.) The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

 

  • EMC 2410 - Networks Then and Now

    3 credit hours

    Organization, structure and function, historical development, and social aspects. Designed to give the major, as well as the nonmajor, a general working knowledge of television networks.

  • EMC 4430 - Media Management  3 credit hours  

    EMC 4430 - Media Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; EMC 2410.

    An analysis of the problems involved in operating an electronic media facility including personnel, internal control systems, business ethics, community relations, sales, and promotion. Involves case study method.

 

  • EMC 4250 - Mass Media Law  3 credit hours  OR

    EMC 4250 - Mass Media Law

    3 credit hours

    (Same as JOUR 4250.) Prerequisites: EMC 1020; junior standing. Examines legal guarantees and restrictions on the flow of information using the case study method. Focuses on libel, privacy, obscenity, and the special restrictions placed on advertising, broadcasting, cable television, and the Internet.  

  • JOUR 4250 - Mass Media Law  3 credit hours  

    JOUR 4250 - Mass Media Law

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 4250.) Prerequisites: JOUR 1020 and JOUR 2710; junior standing. Examination of legal guarantees and restrictions on the flow of information using the case study method. Focus on libel, privacy, obscenity, and the special restrictions placed on advertising, broadcasting, cable TV, and the Internet.

Elective (3 hours)

Choose one:

  • EMC 3030 - Electronic Media Advertising

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: EMC 2410.

    Principles, techniques, and methods of electronic media advertising including commercial story boards and copywriting.

    Usually offered Fall only

  • EMC 3110 - Radio Station Operations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: EMC 2410; instructor approval.

    Theory and techniques of sound production, recording, microphones, taping, and board equipment. Analysis of creative efforts and responsibilities in writing, production, and direction.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

  • EMC 4010 - Media Sales  3 credit hours  

    EMC 4010 - Media Sales

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: EMC 2410.

    Theories of marketing and selling the intangible products of the electronic media industries. The fundamentals of positioning, theory and use of ratings, and local, regional, and national buying and selling strategies presented.

    Offered Spring only.

  • EMC 4140 - Media Programming  3 credit hours  

    EMC 4140 - Media Programming

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: EMC 2410.

    Development of techniques, program organization, audience analysis, recording, and directing through projects. Provides practical conceptual knowledge of the problems and procedures followed in planning and producing programming.

Photography

Photography Minor

The Photography minor requires 18 hours.

Required (18 hours)

  • EMC 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as JOUR 1020/RIM 1020.)

    The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

  • JOUR 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 1020/RIM 1020.) The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

  • RIM 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 1020/JOUR 1020.) The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

 

  • PHOT 1050 - Basic Digital Photography and Imaging

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 1050.)

    Introduces simple and multiple image photography, principles, methods, theory, and practice for both Photography majors and non-Photography majors. Explores digital camera anatomy, operating, and handling while discussing proper in-camera exposure, metering, focusing, shutter speeds, apertures, depth of field, and camera accessories. Basic principles of lighting, design, and image composition discussed. Digital darkroom techniques and image manipulation using tool such as Photoshop included. Emphasis placed on the DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera. Students responsible for providing a DSLR camera for the class. Must have working knowledge of the Macintosh computer system.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

  • PHOT 2050 - Basic Black and White Photography

    3 credit hours

    Black and white chemistry based darkroom printing and film processing with tactile materials. Introduces the fundamentals of photographic practice and procedures combined with aesthetics, theories of visual perception, and photographic vision. Emphasis placed upon the in-camera exposure, development of black and white film, the traditional silver print, conceptual theory, problem solving, and portfolio presentation. Class format includes demonstrations, lab work, assignments, and critiques. Emphasis placed on the SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera. Students responsible for providing a 35mm SLR film camera and darkroom supplies for the class.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

  • PHOT 3040 - History of Photography

    3 credit hours

    Evolution of photographic imagery from the invention through contemporary work. The movements, themes, and genres developed by individual photographers.

    Normally offered Fall only

  • PHOT 3110 - Intermediate Photography I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PHOT 2050. Further investigation into the exposure and development controls of black and white chemistry-based darkroom photography as a method of expression and communication.  Students responsible for providing a 35mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex) or medium format film camera and darkroom materials for class.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

  • PHOT 3200 - Still Digital Imaging

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 3200.)

    Prerequisite: PHOT 2050 or instructor approval.

    Use of DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras in addition to flatbed scanners as image capture devices and digital printers as image output devices. Software programs, applications, and discussion topics focus on camera operation, file formats, and the aesthetic and ethical issues surrounding photography. Software applications used to explore creative and experimental possibilities for processing and manipulating photographs.

    Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Video and Film

Video and Film Production Minor

The Video and Film Production minor requires the completion of 18 credit hours.

Required (15 hours)

  • EMC 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as JOUR 1020/RIM 1020.)

    The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

  • JOUR 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 1020/RIM 1020.) The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

  • RIM 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 1020/JOUR 1020.) The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

 

  • EMC 1060 - Basic Video Production

    3 credit hours

    Focuses on the basics of creating videos by shooting good video, recording good audio, editing raw footage into a coherent story or presentation, and sharing finished videos. Exposes students to camera, lighting, composition, sound, graphics, perspective, movement, and other tools of the motion picture language. Students must provide their own video cameras (smartphones acceptable), computers for editing videos, video editing software (iMovie, Windows Movie maker, or better), and lavalier microphones that work with the cameras.

  • EMC 1080 - Post-Production I  3 credit hours  

    EMC 1080 - Post-Production I

    3 credit hours

    Explores non-linear editing techniques and practices, as well as the history and theory of film/video editing. Topics include post-production workflow, video formats and compression, narrative and documentary storytelling, exporting, sound design, color correction, multicam editing, and motion graphics. Three hours per week combined lecture/lab.

  • EMC 2120 - Sight, Sound, and Motion

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: EMC 1020 and writing competency. Animation majors/minors and media management students only; others, permission of instructor.

    Production elements and technology of the electronic media industry. Creative conceptualizations; elements of composition, the production process included. Basic visual and aural technology demonstrated.

  • EMC 3020 - Screenwriting I  3 credit hours  

    EMC 3020 - Screenwriting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Media Arts major or  permission of instructor

    Techniques of creating and writing for film and video production in both the studio and field environment. Integrates writing for visual impact and audio/integration of sound and examines formatting needs of varying non-fiction and fiction story platforms for screen-based media.

Elective (3 hours)

  • EMC 2410 - Networks Then and Now

    3 credit hours

    Organization, structure and function, historical development, and social aspects. Designed to give the major, as well as the nonmajor, a general working knowledge of television networks.

  • EMC 3000 - Films and Filmmakers

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

    The development and role of motion pictures in America, including the history of films and filmmakers, the development of film technique and genres, and the role of films in culture and society.

  • EMC 4500 - International Cinema

    3 credit hours

    Explores how culture and the contours of history influence filmmaking. Illustrates how foreign filmmakers both emulate and challenge mainstream U.S. fare.

  • EMC 4820 - Race, Gender, and Class in Media

    3 credit hours

    (Same as JOUR 4820.) Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor.

    Critical examination of diversity in mass communication with particular emphasis on media representations of race, gender, and class. Also examines audience interpretations of media texts.

 

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