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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media Arts and Design, Converged Media Concentration, B.S.


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This concentration serves students interested in digital convergence – the delivery of content via multiple media formats such as text, images, audio, video, and interactive websites. Students are involved in content creation and distribution using diverse communications media and are prepared for a variety of roles in media industries. Class work and practical experiences are grounded in online media and provide students with opportunities to develop additional skills using other media formats. At the same time, the program encourages students to obtain a broad liberal arts education so they will understand the theories, design, legalities, and applications of convergence in society.

Degree and Major Requirements


A student must complete a minimum of 36 SMAD credits. In addition to courses in the School of Media Arts and Design , students must complete at least 78 non-SMAD credits.

Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement 3 Credit Hours 2
  • Scientific Literacy requirement 3-4 Credit Hours 2
  • University electives 36-37 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements 36 Credit Hours
Footnotes

1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 In addition to course work taken to fulfill General Education  requirements.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Major Requirements


Footnote

1 Students may receive SMAD credit for either SMAD 301  or SMAD 301L , but not both.

Choose one of the following concentrations: 24 Credit Hours

  • Converged Media
  • Creative Advertising
  • Digital Video and Cinema
  • Journalism
Total: 36 Credit Hours

Concentration Requirements


Footnote


1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters  writing-intensive requirement for the major.

Footnote

2 These courses satisfy concentration requirements when the topic is appropriate.

Choose one Advanced Applied Skills courses: 3 Credit Hours


Footnotes

2 These courses satisfy concentration requirements when the topic is appropriate.
3 Students may receive SMAD credit for either SMAD 472 or SMAD 472L, but not both.

Total: 36 Credit Hours


Recommended Schedule for Majors


First Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Third Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Fourth Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


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