Program Requirements

The computer animation option area accepts applications during spring semester only.

Program requirements

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. Major Requirements (39 hours)
    1. Core Courses (21 hours):
      1. ART 110(3), MED 365(3); MUS 216(3)
      2. One course from: ART 210(3), ART 230(3), MED 361(3) or MED 382(3). Note: course cannot be double-counted toward the student's selected 18 hour option.
      3. ART 300(3)
      4. Six hours from ART 498(3) or MED 498(3)
    2. Choose one of the following options (18 hours):
      1. Audio Studies: See Department of Media, Journalism & Film section of catalog
      2. Computer Animation Studies: ART 230(3); MED 465(3) or MED 466(3); select 12 hours with advisor approval: ART 330(3), ART 331(3), ART 430(3), ART 431(3), ART 432(3-6), ART 399(3-6). Computer Animation Studies students must complete ART 230 before making a portfolio application to the program.
      3. Interactive New Media Studies: See Department of Media, Journalism & Film section of catalog
      4. Video Studies: See Department of Media, Journalism & Film section of catalog
    3. Successful completion of the junior portfolio review and the achievement of a "C" or better grade in all required option courses completed at the time of the junior portfolio review must be achieved before admission to ART 498/MED 498, Senior Project in Electronic Arts, will be granted.

    4. Public Affairs Capstone (PAC) Experience – all students are required to complete a three hour PAC Experience by completing one of the following options:
      1. ART 498 – senior thesis project directly related to cultural competence, community engagement, and/or ethical leadership issues. The PA component of the senior project will be defined specifically when the senior project is approved by the faculty team teaching the course.

      2. Study Away Experience – a study away experience of at least three hours will automatically meet the PAC requirement. Students will be expected to address issues related to cultural competency in their self-reflective report at the end of the study away experience.

      3. ART 399 – a three hour independent study will meet the PAC requirement when it involves a substantial component involving community engagement or cultural competency.

  3. Minor Required. Note: No more than 6 hours may count for both the major and the minor.
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements