May 24, 2024  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication, Animation Concentration, B.S.

Department of Electronic Media Communication  
Kevin McNulty, program coordinator

The Animation concentration is designed for those who wish to work professionally in animation and/or imaging, including motion graphics, video games, character animation, visual effects, and image manipulation. This specialty blends theoretical and hands-on approaches to electronic media education. Students are encouraged to complete their education with internships in professional settings.

NOTE: Students majoring in Mass Communication must earn a C (2.00) or better in each course in the college in order to graduate.

Admission to Candidacy

 To be admitted to candidacy in the Animation concentration, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. 45 hours completed before applying for candidacy
  2. Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:

EMC 1020 /JOUR 1020 /RIM 1020  

EMC 3020 , EMC 3060 , or JOUR 2710  

ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  

ART 1610  

ART 1620  

EMC 2120  

  1. Minimum overall GPA in all college coursework of 2.50.
  2. Math course satisfying General Education requirements.

Required Courses (48 hours)

NOTE: Total hours in college not to exceed 48

Other requirements (72 hours)

  • 72 hours outside the college of Mass Communication

Required Art minor (18 hours)

Computer Literacy Requirement (3 hours)

Recommended Curriculum

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Sophomore Spring

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Junior Spring

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Senior Fall

  • 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Mass  Communication elective 3 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Senior Spring

Subtotal: 13 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Mass Communication, Animation, B.S., Academic Map