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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 20 credit hours are required for the minor. The student must complete CP 300A & B, Media Arts Foundations in the Still and Moving Image,  CP 360A & B Media Studies Foundations in the Still and Moving Image; 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 300B, which must be completed with a grade of B or better. 

Descriptions of the Animation Minor courses can be found here.

 


 

Cinema Minor

The minor in Cinema is for the student interested in a hands-on experience in filmmaking, with a foundation of history and theory.  Beyond the foundational required classes in the minor students choose electives from our wide variety of departmental filmmaking courses such as intermediate and advanced film production courses, directing, post-production, cinematography and more.

Students who wish to minor in Cinema must complete a total of 20 credit hours of Cinema coursework including; CP 101-3 Film History and Analysis and CP 300A, 300B and 300C Media Arts Still Image, Moving Image, and Sound, CP 360B Media Studies, Moving Image and 9 additional credit hours of Cinema coursework with grades of C or better.   CP 101 and 300B must be completed with grades of B or better.

 

Descriptions of our courses for the Cinema minor can be found here.

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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 18 semester hours. The student must complete CP 300A: Media Arts, Still Image and PhotographyCP 310: History of Photography, CP 320: Foundations of Photography, and CP 330: Intermediate Photography, 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. 

Descriptions of our courses for the Photography minor can be found here.


 

Visual and Screen Cultures Minor

The Minor in Visual and Screen Cultures allows students to specialize in the historical, theoretical and critical study of cinema and other visual media.

         Students who wish to minor in Visual and Screen Cultures must successfully complete at least 20 semester hours of CP coursework. The student must complete CP 101: Film History and Analysis, CP 310: History of Photography or CP 441: History of New Media, CP 360A, B, C &D: Media Studies Still Image, Moving Image, Sound and Performance, one three credit studies elective at the 400-level and one three credit studies elective at the 300- or 400-level. All courses for the minor must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Descriptions of our courses for the Visual and Screen Cultures Minor may be found here.