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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication


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The Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication (EMAC) program offers undergraduates the opportunity to study electronic arts in relation to the communication field and prepares them for careers in the applied arts and communications. The B.S. degree in EMAC is earned from the Department of Communication and Media with contributions from the Department of Arts. It combines offerings in Communication and Media and Arts for a total of at least 60 credit hours and consists of courses taken at four levels.

Required introductory courses at Level One are COMM 1510 Introduction to Communication Theory; COMM 2610 Introduction to Visual Communication; and two of the following courses, per specific concentration; ARTS 1010 Music and Sound; ARTS 1020 Media Studio Imaging; ARTS 1030 Digital Filmmaking. In Level Two, students complete 24 credit hours in selected Communication and Media and Arts courses in writing (4), art history/theory (4), and a short list of intermediate courses in the areas of their specific concentration. Level Three consists of 12 credit hours of advanced courses in specific concentration areas. Senior students at Level Four take 8 credits of creative seminar.

Outcomes of the Undergraduate Curriculum
Students who successfully complete this program will be able to demonstrate:

  • creative and critical thinking abilities with expertise in advanced electronic multimedia.
  • an ability to use multimedia to communicate and create in commercial, academic, and/or artistic spheres.
  • knowledge of the theoretical frameworks and professional skills for creating and shaping the impact of technology on today’s society.
  • creative and critical thinking abilities with expertise in communication (oral, written, etc.).

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