Aug 17, 2018  
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019

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


The Arch Summer Semester


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

  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall OR Spring


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


Writing Course (4 credits)


Select one:

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)

Advanced Courses (12 credits)


Select three:
  • ARTS 496X Advanced Video Credit Hours: 4

EMAC: Marketing Communication and Design


Writing Course (4 credits)


Select one:

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)


Writing Course (4 credits)


Select one:

Art History or Theory Course (4 credits)


Select one:

EMAC: Sound Design and Popular Culture


Required Courses (24 credits)


Writing Course (4 credits)


Select one:

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)


Writing Courses (4 Credits)


Select one:

Art History or Theory Courses (4 Credits)


 Select one:

Intermediate Courses (16 Credits)


Required:

  • COMM 2570 - 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.)

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:

Select remaining credits from:

Required Sequence (8 Credits)


ARTS 4840/COMM 4340 Creative Seminar I and ARTS 4850/COMM 4350 Creative Seminar II is the required course sequence and students take it as a senior cohort.

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