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Arts in Media Minor

UMD Art and Design, Dept of
School of Fine Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 33 to 34
The arts in media minor is useful to students seeking a broad understanding of principles, practices, and technologies used by the contemporary mass media. It includes coursework from art, theatre, and communication to give the student a broader perspective.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Minor Courses (27 cr)
ART 1013 - 2-D Digital Design (3.0 cr)
ART 1814 - Creating Across Cultures [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
ART 1900 - Visual Literacy [LE CAT9, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
ART 2905 - Design Technology I (3.0 cr)
ARTH 2901 - History of Graphic Design (3.0 cr)
COMM 1500 - Media and Society [LE CAT8, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
COMM 2101 - Foundations of Mass Communication [LE CAT8, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
TH 1001 - Introduction to Theatre Arts [LE CAT9, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ART 1605 - Fundamentals of Photography [LE CAT10, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 2600 - Photography I (3.0 cr)
Electives (6-7 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· COMM 3505 - Media Communications (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4505 - Media Theory and Research (3.0 cr)
· TH 1051 - Introduction to Film [LE CAT9, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
 
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ART 1013 - 2-D Digital Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-dimensional studio and graphic design concepts using the computer as a creative tool. Laptop required; digital instruction presented only on the Mac platform. prereq: Art or art education major or pre GDM BFA or GDM BFA or pre MGD BBA or MGD BBA or GIS major or Journalism major or art minor or photography minor or arts in media minor or instructor consent. Laptop required; digital instruction presented only on the Mac platform.
ART 1814 - Creating Across Cultures (LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Underrepresented visual arts of cultural groups within U.S. society. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2814
ART 1900 - Visual Literacy (LE CAT9, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Various forms of visual expression--art, commercial imagery, typography, architecture, graffiti, etc.--as rhetoric. Introduction to variety of theories and/or modes of criticism, and consideration of their value for explanation of visual expression. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2900
ART 2905 - Design Technology I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1013 and graphic design major or GDM BFA or pre MGD BBA or GD BFA or arts in media minor or instructor consent; laptop required; digital instruction presented only on the Mac platform.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of graphic reproduction and Web site design; application of digital programs used in preparing print and web work. prereq: 1013 and graphic design major or GDM BFA or pre MGD BBA or GD BFA or arts in media minor or instructor consent; laptop required; digital instruction presented only on the Mac platform.
ARTH 2901 - History of Graphic Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to the history of graphic design, from the origins of written communication to present. Graduate students complete a substantial research paper or project on a topic in consultation with the instructor. prereq: Graphic Design major or Graphic Design and Marketing Major or Art History major or minor or Studio Art major or Digital Art and Photography minor or Arts in Media minor or instructor consent
COMM 1500 - Media and Society (LE CAT8, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Historical survey of media genres, and examination of influence of contemporary media on society.
COMM 2101 - Foundations of Mass Communication (LE CAT8, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories, research, regulation, and ethical concerns surrounding contemporary mass media. Identifies U.S. media's role within the international marketplace. Survey of contemporary media content, industry structures, technology, and delivery systems.
TH 1001 - Introduction to Theatre Arts (LE CAT9, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Appreciation of theatre arts. Developing sensitivity and critical sophistication as articulate, discriminating theatregoers. Play viewing, play reading, critiques, and term projects.
ART 1605 - Fundamentals of Photography (LE CAT10, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01385 - Art 2600/1600/1605/1607
Prerequisites: Not for art majors or minors
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Introduction to photography and its roles in the communications culture. Basic photographic principles and introduction to digital darkroom. Assignments emphasize creative thinking. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Laptop and software required; instruction presented only on the Mac platform. prereq: Not for art majors or minors
ART 2600 - Photography I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01385 - Art 2600/1600/1605/1607
Prerequisites: 1013, Art major or Art or Photography Minor or Arts in Media Minor or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ART 1600, 1605 or 1607
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to photographic concepts, materials, and the digital darkroom. Varied thematic assignments within the visual arts context. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Laptop and software required; instruction presented only on the Mac OS. prereq: 1013, Art major or Art or Photography Minor or Arts in Media Minor or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ART 1600, 1605 or 1607
COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication (LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is a skills course in which students learn how to engage in effective intercultural communication and relationships. Students apply what they are learning by participating in intercultural communication with classmates from a wide variety of cultures. Students learn about variations in cultural practices and values and how social, political and economic forces have both been influenced by and influence those cultures. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for 2929
COMM 3505 - Media Communications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of journalistic, critical, public relations and advertising writing techniques. Students write radio essays, newsletter articles, news stories, press releases. They also prepare communication strategies for a mini advertising campaign, write a movie review and develop a feature article for a newspaper. prereq: WRIT 1120
COMM 4505 - Media Theory and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical concepts and research perspectives currently used to understand intricacies of a mediated society. Introduction and application of basic research methods to study questions concerning impact of media on society and individuals. prereq: 1500 or 2101, minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; no Grad credit
TH 1051 - Introduction to Film (LE CAT9, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History and genres of film; how movies are made. Watching and analyzing films and developing an articulate and discerning viewpoint.