Oct 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Fine Arts - Visual Communication, Digital and Media Arts (VCDMA) Digital Cinema & Time-Based Media Concentration, BS


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The Digital Cinema & Time Based Media concentration focuses primarily digital (narrative) video/film production, video and time-based art and film. Students will be introduced to writing, producing, directing and editing/compositing for various new and time-based, digital media and web-based media and to cinema and independent film-making and production in general. Students will be introduced to writing, producing, directing and editing/compositing for various new media and digital media formats; and to the world of cinema and independent film-making in general. The objectives of the new concentration are as to prepare graduates to enter a career in visual communication with a focus on digital video, film and other time-based media. They will also be empowered to continue their success and studies at the graduate level and beyond.

Expected student learning outcomes
After successful completion of coursework, portfolio reviews, exhibitions, internships and senior thesis projects, students will be able to:

  • Organize the advanced elements of the visual language creating harmonious and unique designs for advertisement and communication
  • Demonstrate the organizational principles that underline the effective manipulation of the optical elements over time in 2D and 3D space
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Demonstrate a full command of a variety of software packages and develop creative and effective problem-solving skills
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Apply techniques and concepts in cinema studies, video/film production, editing and compositing
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Apply typography, elements and principles of design to digital video/film projects
  • Create projects using advanced cinema, narrative video and digital video/imaging techniques
  • Design and utilize projects incorporating sound processing, digital video, animation, motion graphics and editing software
  • Research, critique and discuss the work by professional film/video makers, designers, visual artists, web artists, animators, and others who use digital video and technologies in their work
  • Apply basic digital video processing techniques
  • Apply file management, data storage options including import/export/publishing, codecs; file formats for video
  • Assemble a cumulative portfolio or demo reel

 

General Education And Institutional Requirements


See the full list of University General Education and Institutional Requirements  for all options.

Requirements


English Composition (6 semester hours)


Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours)


  • ____ ___ Arts and Humanities Electives 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ Arts and Humanities Electives 3 Credits

Sciences (7-8 semester hours; at least one of which shall be a laboratory course)


  • ____ ___ Science Elective 3/4 Credits
  • ____ ___ Science Elective w/laboratory course 4 Credits

Mathematics (3 semester hours)


Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 semester hours)


Technology (3 semester hours)


  • ____ ___ COSC 110 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ COSC 111 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ COSC 112 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ COSC 113 3 Credits

Free General Education Electives (9 semester hours)


Free General Education Electives: 9 semester credits for Bachelor of Science (BS) degree; 12 semester credits of foreign language for Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

Selected courses chosen from any category within the General Education Course List. See advisor and refer to catalog for approved courses.

Total General Education Requirements: 40-41


Institutional Requirements (6 semester hours)


Freshman Seminar/Information Literacy

Total Institutional Requirements: 6


Foreign Language (12 semester hours)


SPAN or FREN 101,102,201,202

Music Requirements Required Courses (28 semester hours)


Students who major in Fine Arts with a  concentration in Music are required to take the following courses as part of their core, which cannot be substituted for others and not be used to satisfy and Arts and Humanities Gen Ed requirement.

Prerequisite


Fine Arts Music and Music Technology Concentration Majors. Fine Arts Music Concentration Majors are expected to participate on at least seven seminars and receive a satisfactory grade. Others are selected to participate by recommendation of their applied instructor. All music students are required to attend each scheduled seminar (two per semester).

Art (Studio) Requirements


Students who major in Fine Arts with a concentration in Art (Studio) are required to take the following courses, as part of their core, which cannot be substituted for others and not be used to satisfy and Arts and Humanities Gen Ed requirement. Students with an Art (Studio) Concentration cannot use ART 299, Art Survey, as an art history course in any part of their curriculum.

DFPA Core Requirements


DFPA Core Requirements


Art Foundation & Art History Requirements


Art Foundation & Art History Requirements


VCDMA Core Requirements


Notes: Also Required


Passing all VCDMA major courses enrolled, future w/grade of “C” or better

English Proficiency Exam (Pass/Fail) ____

Faculty Portfolio Review I (VCDM 219) ____

Faculty Portfolio Review II (VCDM 419) ____

Internship in Visual Communication VCDM 491) ____ When & Where: ____

Senior Thesis/Exhibition (VCDM 498) 10-20 works of art.design, media, fashion, short films/animation, etc.

Sample Program


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 16

ADVANCE TO CANDIDACY


Junior Semester


Senior Year


Total: 18

Second Semester


Total: 12

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