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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication


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First Year


Fall


  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


Second Year


Fall


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

Spring


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

Third Year


Summer Arch*


*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, the Summer Arch courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://info.rpi.edu/summer-arch/students/#ExceptionProcess.

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

Fall OR Spring


  • EMAC Advanced Course Credit Hours: 4
  • EMAC Intermediate Course Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • EMAC Intermediate Course 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)

EMAC: Marketing Communication and Design


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


Required Courses (24 credits)


Art History or Theory Course (4 credits)


Select one:

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
  • COMM 2660 - Intro to Graphics 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.)

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)


Required Thesis Sequence (8 Credits)


ARTS/COMM 4840 Creative Seminar I and ARTS/COMM 4850 Creative Seminar II is the required course sequence for the thesis and students take it as a senior cohort.

Senior Creative Seminar I and II (8 credits)


Project should focus on data visualization and/or sonification. 

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