Apr 20, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication


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First Year


Fall


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


Second Year


Fall


  • EMAC Writing Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • EMAC Intermediate Course Credit Hours: 4
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • EMAC Art History/Theory
  • EMAC Intermediate Course Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


Fall


  • EMAC Intermediate Course Credit Hours: 4
  • EMAC Intermediate Course Credit Hours: 4
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • EMAC Advanced Course Credit Hours: 4
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • EMAC Advanced Course Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • EMAC Advanced Course Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Concentrations


EMAC: Digital Storytelling


Required Courses (24 credits)


Art History or Theory Course (4 credits)


Select one:

Intermediate Courses (16 credits)


Select one:
  • Any LITR literature course (except a film course)
Select three: (at least one ARTS and one COMM)
  • COMM-29xx Visual Culture

Advanced Courses (12 credits)


Select three:
  • ARTS 496x Advanced Video Credit Hours: 4*
  • COMM 496x Designing Interactive Charcters Credit Hours: 4*

EMAC: Marketing Communication and Design


Required Courses (24 credits)


Art History or Theory Course (4 credits)


Select one:

Intermediate Courses (16 credits)


Required:
  • MGMT 4430 Marketing Principles Credit Hours: 4
Select three: (at least one from ARTS and one from COMM)

Advanced Courses (12 credits)


Select one:
  • MGMT 4470 Marketing Research Credit Hours: 4
  • MGMT 4490 Advertising Strategies and Promotions Credit Hours: 4

Select two:

EMAC: Interaction Design


Requred Courses (24 credits)


Art History or Theory Course (4 credits)


Select one:

Intermediate Courses (16 credits)


Select four: (at least one from ARTS and one from COMM):
  • COMM 496x HCI Implementation: Flash

EMAC: Sound Design and Popular Culture


Required Courses (24 credits)


Art History or Theory Course (4 credits)


Select one:

Intermediate Courses (16 credits)


Select four: (at least one from ARTS and one from COMM or LITR):

EMAC: Graphic Design


Required Courses (24 Credits)


Art History or Theory Courses (4 Credits)


 Select one:

Intermediate Courses (16 Credits)


Required:

  • COMM 4570 - Typography Credit Hours: 4

Select one:

  • ARTS 2220 - Fundamentals of 2-D Design Credit Hours: 4
  • COMM 4460 - Visual Design: Theory and Application Credit Hours: 4

 Select two: (at least one from ARTS and one from COMM)

Advanced Courses (12 Credits)


Select three:  (An internship is strongly recommended for this concentration.)

Required Thesis Sequence (8 Credits)


*ARTS 4840 Creative Seminar I and ARTS 4850 Creative Seminar II are the designated and recommended thesis courses, and students take them as a senior cohort.  However, students may substitute a course designated with an asterisk in the list of Advanced Courses for one or both thesis courses.  Students may also do one thesis course plus an internship (credit for internships is received by enrolling in COMM 4300 during or after completing the internship). Students should speak to their adviser prior to choosing alternative thesis courses.

EMAC: Multisensory Data Design


Students in this concentration must take CSCI 1100 instead of CSCI 1010 to fulfill the computer science requirement.

Writing Courses (4 credits) select one course:


Art History or Theory Course (4 credits) select one course


Intermediate Courses (16 credits)


Advanced Courses (12 credits)


Select the following course:

Senior Creative Seminar I and II (8 credits)


Project should focus on data visualization and/or sonification. 

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