Creative Media Academic Plan

The Creative Media Academic Plan must consist of 36 credit hours that emphasize one of the three ACM tracks and includes the required 18 credit core of ACM courses and 6 credit hours of electives, 3 of which should come from a Critical Studies course outside of ACM.

Required Core Courses for All Student Majors (18 credits)

 

ACM 255 – Cinema and Digital Media (3 credits)

 

One of the following (3 credits each)

ACM 310 – Cinematic Narrative Production – For Digital Cinema and/or Critical Studies Track
or
ACM 316 3D Character Animation – For Animation and/or Critical Studies Track
*Note: A minimum grade of B in ACM 255 is a pre-requisite for both courses

 

One of the following (3 credits each)

ACM 350 – Screenwriting
or
ACM 355 – Oral Tradition to Screenplay

 

Any three of the following (3 credits each)

ACM 352/AMST 352 – Screening Asian Americans
ACM 360 – Indigenous Aesthetics
ACM 380 – Genre & Narrative Theory
ACM 382 – Authors in Creative Media
ACM 385 – Topics in Creative Media
ACM 460 – Ethics and Film
ACM 480 – Oceanic Media Culture
ACM 485 – Seminar in Creative Media
ACM 490 – Global Media

Major Track or Sequence Courses (at least 12 additional credits)

NOTE: The total number of credits will be determined in consultation with the ACM Advisor and reflected in the Academic Plan. Courses cannot count as both Core and Track.

Digital Cinema

312 – Cinematography
325 – Visual Effects
330 – Independent Producing
350 – Screenwriting
355 – Oral Tradition to Screenplay
370 – Directing the Actor on Screen
372 – Editing for the Screen
374 – Post Production Sound
375 – Directing the Camera
386 – Techniques in Creative Media
390 – Workshop in Creative Media
399 – Independent Group Project
405 – Documentary Production
410 – Advanced Cinematic Production
450 – Advanced Screenwriting
455 – Indigenous Filmmaking
495 – Creative Media Internship
499 – Directed Reading and Research

Computer Animation & Game Design

215 – 3D Scene Design*
216 – 3D Character Animation*
315 – Narrative Game Design
316 – 3D Character Animation
317 – 3D Cinematography & Dynamics
318 – Drawing for Animation
320 – 3D Computer Animation Prod I
325 – Visual Effects
386 – Techniques in Creative Media
390 – Workshop in Creative Media
399 – Independent Group Project
415 – Computer Game Production
420 – Computer Animation Production II
495 – Creative Media Internship
499 – Directed Reading and Research

* Introductory courses are pre-requisites for the sequence, but cannot be counted toward the minimum 12-credit requirement

Critical Studies

352 – Screening Asian Americans
360 – Indigenous Aesthetics
380 – Genre & Narrative Theory
382 – Authors in Creative Media
384 – Study Abroad
385 – Topics in Creative Media
460 – Ethics and Film
480 – Oceanic Media and Culture
485 – Seminar in Creative Media
490 – Global Media
499 – Directed Reading and Research

Electives

Six credit hours (2 courses)

At least 3 credit hours (1 course) should be a film-related course outside of ACM

Electives must be 300 or 400 level courses

ACM Animation Course Flow

 

Preparation Courses (pre-requisite courses for ACM 316 and 318)

ACM 215 3D Scene Design – typically offered Spring semester
ACM 216 3D Animation – typically offered Spring semester

 

Animation Track Course Flow (REQUIRED COURSES)

Semester 1 (Fall)
ACM 316 3D Character Animation (Core Requirement)

Semester 2 (Spring)
ACM 320 3D Computer Animation Production I (Track Requirement)

Semester 3 (Fall)
ACM 420 Computer Animation Production II (Track Requirement)

 

Animation Electives

ACM 317 3D Cinematography and Dynamics (prerequisite ACM 215) – typically offered in Fall semester
ACM 318 Classical 2D Full Animation – typically offered in Spring semester
ACM 325 Visual Effects – typically offered in Spring semester

ACM 399 Independent Project (group project)
ACM 495 Creative Media Internship
ACM 499 Directed Reading and Research (individual project)

Advising

Advising is mandatory. All students accepted for the major are assigned a faculty advisor to assist in developing their Academic Plan. Students must meet with their advisors each semester to chart their progress.

NOTE: The total number of credits will be determined in consultation with the ACM Advisor and reflected in the Academic Plan. Courses cannot count as both Core and Track.