Freshman Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ
ART 2310
Procedures involved in the production of graphic design materials by means of computer. Basics of word processing, drawing, and page layout programs for graphic design. Six-hour studio course.

ART 1610 Two-Dimensional Design (Minor)

ART 1610 - Two-Dimensional Design - 3 credit hours

The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course.

ART 2310
Procedures involved in the production of graphic design materials by means of computer. Basics of word processing, drawing, and page layout programs for graphic design. Six-hour studio course.

ART 1620 Drawing I (Minor)

ART 1620 - Drawing I - 3 credit hours

Develops observational drawing skills and a formal drawing vocabulary; introduces various drawing materials. Six-hour studio course.

EMC 3210
Production elements and technology of the electronic media industry. Creative conceptualizations; elements of composition, the production process included. Basic visual and aural technology demonstrated..

EMC 1020 American Media and Social Institutions (Soc/Beh Sci)

EMC 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions - 3 credit hours

(Same as JOUR 1020/RIM 1020.) The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

ENGL 1020
The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

ENGL 1010 Expository Writing

ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing - 3 credit hours

The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

MATH Mathematics for General Studies (Math)

MATH 1010 - Mathematics for General Studies - 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT of at least 19 or DSPM 0850 or COMPASS placement. Course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement and is also part of the mathematics sequence for students preparing to become elementary school teachers. Topics include logic, sets, algebraic reasoning, probability, statistics, and consumer mathematics.

Tip: Here is information about General Education requirements: Gen Ed

Required for the major
General education requirement

Freshman Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

ART 1610

1610

The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course.

ART 1630 Three-Dimensional Design (Minor)

ART 1630 - Three-Dimensional Design - 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1610. Emphasis on elements of design as they operate in the three-dimensional environment. Six-hour studio course.

ART 1610

ART 1620

1610

The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course.

1620

Develops observational drawing skills and a formal drawing vocabulary; introduces various drawing materials. Six-hour studio course.

ART 1640 Drawing II (Minor)

ART 1640 - Drawing II - 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1610 and ART 1620. A continuation of ART 1620 with specific emphasis placed on drawing processes and expression. Six-hour studio course.

COMM 2200 Fundamentals of Communication (Comm)

COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication 3 credit hours

Principles and processes underlying human communication. Communication models; communication purposes and breakdowns; variables related to interpersonal, small group, intercultural, and public communication. Emphasis on public oral communication including research, critical thinking, organization, presentation, and listening. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

Computer Science Options, Select One

  • CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation (recommended)
  • CSCI 1160 - Multimedia Computation

ENGL 1010

The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

ENGL 1020 (Comm) Research and Argumentative Writing

ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing - 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

Tip: As soon as you declare a major, please see the appropriate faculty or department advisor.

Sophomore Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

ART 1610

ART 1620

1610

The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course.

1620

Develops observational drawing skills and a formal drawing vocabulary; introduces various drawing materials. Six-hour studio course.

EMC 3300 Introduction to Digital Animation

EMC 3300 - Introduction to Digital Animation - 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1610 and ART 1620. Two- and three-dimensional computer data and animation. Emphasis on the aesthetics and techniques for building, lighting, assigning surface attributes, and rendering of three-dimensional models to be used in designing and producing three-dimensional computer-generated animations. Includes a broad survey of the process and techniques involved with creating electronic media quality three-dimensional animations and techniques and aesthetics incorporated into traditional methods of animations for contrast and comparison. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

EMC 1050 Basic Digital Photography and Imaging

EMC 1050 - Basic Digital Photography and Imaging - 3 credit hours

CIntroduces digitally based still photography; principles, methods, theory, and practice for non-photography majors. Emphasis placed on the digital single lens reflex (D-SLR) camera. Explores exposure, metering, focus, depth of field, lenses, basic lighting, design elements, and composition. Basic principles of digital photographic capture discussed. Students responsible for providing a digital single lens reflex (D-SLR) camera. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Prereq.
Options

Prerequisite Options:

EMC 1020; writing competency; EMC 2410, EMC 2500, or admission to RI candidacy.

EMC 3120 Sight, Sound, and Motion

EMC 3120 - Sight, Sound, and Motion 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EMC 1020; writing competency; EMC 2410, EMC 2500, or admission to RI candidacy. Production elements and technology of the electronic media industry. Creative conceptualizations; elements of composition, the production process included. Basic visual and aural technology demonstrated..

EMC 3020, EMC 3060, or JOUR 2710

EMC 3020 - Writing for the Electronic Media - 3 credit hours (recommended)

Techniques of creating and writing for electronic media, including radio, television, and computer-generated programming for cable systems and studio production. Consideration of program design and technical limitations of media production for specific formats. Emphasis on readability of copy, writing style, time constraints, editing, and the integration of sound with graphic images or visual information.

EMC 3060 - Writing for Digital Media - 3 credit hours

Fundamental principles of writing interactively for specific audiences. Encourages students to explore content development; looks at creation of meaning in the new media while providing skills in content.

JOUR 2710 - Media Writing - 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 or equivalents. Theory and practice of writing for print and electronic media according to the techniques, styles, and formats of various media. Laboratory required.

Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

Sophomore Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

Candidacy /
Upper Division /
Intent to Graduate

The candidacy form is an application for permission to enroll in upper division courses for this concentration, and to become a candidate for graduation with a degree based on this concentration.
Click here to download the candidacy form.

The upper division form ensures that you have met the criteria for your concentration and must be completed, along with an intent to graduate form, in order to graduate.
Click here to download the upper division form.

The intent to graduate form should be submitted 2 semesters prior to the term of graduation, and must accompany your upper division form.
Click here to download the intent to graduate form.

Prereq.
Options

Prerequisite Options:

Admission to candidacy; EMC 3300.

EMC 3310 Intermediate Digital Animation

EMC 3310 - Intermediate Digital Animation 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; EMC 3300. Continuation of 3300 for the development of two- and three-dimensional computer data and animation. Further understanding of aesthetics and techniques for building, lighting, assigning surface attributes, and rendering of three-dimensional models, to be used in designing and producing three-dimensional computer-generated animations. Introduction to the creation and modification of customized lighting models and the development of customized surface and bump-mapped textures as well as the techniques involved in the compositing of live-action videotape, sound, and computer-generated images. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

ART Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

EMC 1020

(Same as JOUR 1020/RIM 1020.) The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

EMC 3130 Introduction to Field Video Production

EMC 3130 - Introduction to Field Video Production 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: EMC 1020 or permission of department. Technical, operational, and creative basics of single camera production. Focuses on skills used in producing, directing, and production management. Incorporates equipment applications including videography, lighting, field audio, and video editing. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Natural Science Options, Select One

Two different nonsequential courses must be selected for natural science credit having different rubric (course) prefixes; at most only the first semester of any two-semester, discipline-specific sequence may count for General Education natural science credit.

For Example: ASTR 1030 -
  • ASTR 1031
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1031
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1110
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1111
  • Type course description here.

  • CHEM 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • CHEM 1011
  • Type course description here.

  • GEOL 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • GEOL 1031
  • Type course description here.

Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

Tip: As you finish your sophomore year and have taken EMC 3020, complete and submit your Candidacy form and begin your Upper Division form.

Junior Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

Prereq.
Options

Prerequisite Options:

Admission to candidacy; EMC 3310.

EMC 4300 Advanced Digital Animation I

EMC 4300 - Advanced Digital Animation I 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; EMC 3310. Continuation of 3310 for the development of two- and three-dimensional computer data and animation. Further understanding of the aesthetics and techniques for visually communicating information for television journalism, advertising, and entertainment. Serves as a final classroom laboratory in preparation for the required internship and offers greater understanding of complete animation production and more complex methods for the integration of composited computer-generated images with live-action videotape and sound. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

ART Elective (upper division)

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

EMC 3650, PHOT 4190, EMC 4250

EMC 3650 - Free Expression, Mass Media, and the American Public - 3 credit hours (recommended)

(Same as JOUR 3650/RIM 3650.) A general introduction to the issues surrounding free expression and its relationship to mass media in contemporary America. A comprehensive analysis of the history, philosophies, cases, and controls associated with freedom of expression.

PHOT 4190 - Ethics and Law for Visual Communicators - 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; junior status with declared major. Background in ethics and law for the visual communicator. Focus on ethical philosophies, ethics case studies, and solutions to ethical dilemmas; copyright, privacy, and libel law.

EMC 4250 - Mass Media Law 3 credit hours

(Same as JOUR 4250.) Prerequisites: EMC 1020; junior standing. Examines legal guarantees and restrictions on the flow of information using the case study method. Focuses on libel, privacy, obscenity, and the special restrictions placed on advertising, broadcasting, cable television, and the Internet.

Humanities/Fine Arts (Rubric 1)

Students should choose one of the following courses:

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature
  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

Tip: Here are some links that will show you the specific graduation requirements.

Animation Requirements

Transfer Credits

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Junior Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

Prereq.
Options

Prerequisite Options:

Admission to candidacy; EMC 1050.

EMC 3040 Motion Graphics I

EMC 3040 - Motion Graphics I 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy and EMC 1050 or permission of instructor. Two-dimensional computer-generated graphics for television. Emphasis on the aesthetics and techniques for operating systems for character and graphics generation. Develop skills in the successful compositing of these graphics with live action and videotape sequences. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

ART 1610

CSCI 1150

ART 1610 - Two-Dimensional Design

The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course.

CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation

A general introduction to computers with an emphasis on personal computing, database, word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and Internet tools. Does not count for Computer Science major or minor.

EMC 3320 Introduction to Digital Compositing

EMC 3320 -Introduction to Digital Compositing 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1610 and CSCI 1150. History, techniques, and applications of compositing in the areas of film, video, and multimedia production. Broad survey of process and techniques involved with creating composites. Techniques and aesthetics incorporated into traditional methods of compositing for contrast and comparison. Frequent review and discussion of current work from industry will occur in the form of videotape and DVD presentations. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Humanities/Fine Arts (Rubric 1)

Excluding the literature choice above, students should choose two of the following courses with different rubric (course) prefixes to meet the remaining 6-hour requirement in this area:

  • ANTH 2210,
  • Type course description here.

  • ART 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • ART 1910
  • Type course description here.

  • ART 1920
  • Type course description here.

  • DANC 1000
  • Type course description here.

  • ENGL 2020
  • Type course description here.

  • ENGL 2030
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1020
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1110
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1120
  • Type course description here.

  • HUM 2610
  • Type course description here.

  • MUS 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • PHIL 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • THEA 1030
  • Type course description here.

ART Elective (upper division)

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

History Options, Select One

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I
  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II
  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

Senior Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

Prereq.
Options

Prerequisite Options:

Admission to candidacy; EMC 4300.

EMC 4400 Animation Seminar I

EMC 4400 - Animation Seminar I 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing; EMC 4300. Part one of two senior capstone courses for digital animation students. Students will create an original short animated film from preproduction to production. Heavy emphasis placed on story. Instruction on career planning and self-promotion also covered. Team taught. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Humanities/Fine Arts (Rubric 1)

Excluding the literature choice above, students should choose two of the following courses with different rubric (course) prefixes to meet the remaining 6-hour requirement in this area:

  • ANTH 2210,
  • Type course description here.

  • ART 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • ART 1910
  • Type course description here.

  • ART 1920
  • Type course description here.

  • DANC 1000
  • Type course description here.

  • ENGL 2020
  • Type course description here.

  • ENGL 2030
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1020
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1110
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1120
  • Type course description here.

  • HUM 2610
  • Type course description here.

  • MUS 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • PHIL 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • THEA 1030
  • Type course description here.

Natural Science Options, Select One

Two different nonsequential courses must be selected for natural science credit having different rubric (course) prefixes; at most only the first semester of any two-semester, discipline-specific sequence may count for General Education natural science credit.

For Example: ASTR 1030 -
  • ASTR 1031
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1031
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1110
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1111
  • Type course description here.

  • CHEM 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • CHEM 1011
  • Type course description here.

  • GEOL 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • GEOL 1031
  • Type course description here.

Senior Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

EMC 4400

Part one of two senior capstone courses for digital animation students. Students will create an original short animated film from preproduction to production. Heavy emphasis placed on story. Instruction on career planning and self-promotion also covered. Team taught. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

EMC 4410 Animation Seminar II

EMC 4410 - Animation Seminar II 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EMC 4400. Part two of team-taught senior capstone courses for digital animation students. Students continue work on original short animated film and see it through to completion. At the end of the course, students submit completed films to various film and animation festivals around the world. Additional instruction on career planning and self-promotion covered. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Social/Behavioral Science Options, Select One

Rubric 1

  • AAS 2100
  • ANTH 2010
  • Type course description here.

  • ECON 2410
  • Type course description here.

  • GEOG 2000
  • Type course description here.

  • GS 2010
  • Type course description here.

  • HLTH 1530
  • Type course description here.

  • HLTH 1531
  • Type course description here.

  • PS 1005
  • Type course description here.

  • PS 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • PSY 1410
  • Type course description here.

  • SOC 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • SOC 2010
  • Type course description here.

  • WGST 2100
  • Type course description here.

Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

History Options, Select One

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I
  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II
  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

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