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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication


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Head: Kathy High, Arts
Head: Cheryl Geisler, Language, Literature, and Communication

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 communication. The B.S. degree in EMAC is earned from both the Department of the Arts and the Department of Language, Literature, and Communication (LL&C). It combines offerings in LL&C 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; ARTS 1020 Media Studio: Imaging; ARTS 1010 Media Studio: Video/Audio. In Level Two, students complete 24 credit hours in selected LL&C 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 eight credits of Culminating Experience/Thesis courses.

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