Nov 13, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020

Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication


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First Year


Fall


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

   or

  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


Second Year


Fall


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

Spring


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

AND

  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4 (take HASS Core Elective if Science Core Elective was taken in the fall semester of the first year)

OR

  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4 (take Science Core Elective if HASS Core Elective was taken in the fall semester of the first year)

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
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall OR Spring


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

Footnotes


  1. Students should take an Inquiry course during their first year. For a listing of HASS Inquiry courses go to: https://info.rpi.edu/hass-inquiry.

Concentrations


EMAC: Digital Storytelling


Writing Course (4 credits)


Choose one:

Art History or Theory Course (4 credits)


Choose one:

Intermediate Courses (16 credits)


Choose one:

  • Any LITR literature course (except a film course)

Choose three (at least one ARTS and one COMM):

Advanced Courses (12 credits)


Choose three:

  • ARTS 496X Advanced Video Credit Hours: 4

EMAC: Marketing Communication and Design


Writing Course (4 credits)


Choose one:

Art History or Theory Course (4 credits)


Choose one:

Intermediate Courses (16 credits)


Required:

  • MGMT 4430 Marketing Principles Credit Hours: 4

Choose three (at least one from ARTS and one from COMM):

Advanced Courses (12 credits)


Choose one:

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

Choose two:

EMAC: Interaction Design


Writing Course (4 credits)


Choose one:

Art History or Theory Course (4 credits)


Choose one:

Intermediate Courses (16 credits)


Choose four:

EMAC: Sound Design and Popular Culture


Writing Course (4 credits)


Choose one:

Art History or Theory Course (4 credits)


Choose one:

Intermediate Courses (16 credits)


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

EMAC: Graphic Design


Writing Courses (4 Credits)


Choose one:

Art History or Theory Courses (4 Credits)


Choose one:

Intermediate Courses (16 Credits)


Required:

  • COMM 2570 - Typography Credit Hours: 4

Choose one:

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

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

Advanced Courses (12 Credits)


Choose 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)


Choose one:

Art History or Theory Course (4 credits)


Choose one:

Intermediate Courses (16 credits)


Advanced Courses (12 credits)


Required:

Choose two:

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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