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Animation Minor

The minor in Animation delves into the practice, history, and theory of the tension between stillness and movement and the technologies of animation, both with and without the camera; analog and digital. Classes include still photography, film, 2D and 3D animation. 

A total of 19 credit hours are required for the minor. The student must complete CP 300 A-D, Media Arts Foundations (with a grade of B or better, CP 360 A-D Media Studies Foundations; CP 301-3 Basic Drawing from Pencils to Pixels; CP 464-3 History and Theory of Animation; and six credit hours of 300- or 400-level designated elective courses selected from: CP 454,  CP 473 and topics such as Experimental Animation, Flash Animation, and Stop-Motion Narrative Animation, offered under CP 470A, CP 470B, CP 472 or approved related courses.  All courses for the Minor in Animation must be completed with a grade of C or higher, with the exception of CP 300 A-D, which must be completed with a grade of B or better. 


Photography Minor

In addition to our degree specializations, the Department of Cinema and Photography also features an exciting minor in photography. If you are interested in photography, but not quite ready to commit to it as a major field of study, why not enroll in our Photography Minor?

Students who wish to minor in Photography must successfully complete at least 15 semester hours. The student must complete CP 210: History of Photography, CP 230: Photography I, and CP 330: Photography II, and complete at least six credits hours of 300 or 400 level photography courses in order to obtain a minor. All courses for the minor in photography must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Minor in Photography requirements and course descriptions.


Visual and Screen Cultures Minor

The Minor in Visual and Screen Cultures allows students to specialize in the study of cinema and other visual media, with emphasis on the history, theory, and criticism of these art forms.

         Students who wish to minor in Visual and Screen Cultures must successfully complete at least 15 semester hours. The student must complete CP 101: Film History and Analysis, CP 210: History of Photography or CP 361: History of New Media, CP 260: Understanding Visual Media, one 3 credit cinema studies elective at the 300 level and one 3 credit studies elective at the 400 level in order to obtain a minor. All courses for the minor in cinema studies must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses for this minor may not be double-counted with a major in Cinema and Photography. A G.P.A. of 2.5 is required to add into and to remain in the minor.

Minor in Visual and Screen Cultures requirements and course descriptions.