School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

MINORS

A total of 24 s.h. of credit, including a minimum of 12 s.h of upper-level credit is required to complete a Minor.

Art Minor: Design Stream

  • ART 181 Visual Foundations I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 182 Visual Foundations II (3 s.h.)
  • ART 237 History of Western Art I (3 s.h.) or ART 238 History of Western Art II (3 s.h.)
  • ART 250 Fundamentals of Digital Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 361 Imaging and Illustration Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 362 Symbol and Typography Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 363 Format and Layout Design (3 s.h.)
  • 3 s.h. of ART at 300- or 400-level (practicum recommended)

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Art Minor: Historical Stream

  • ART 181 Fundamentals of Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 182 Fundamentals of Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 237 History of Western Art I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 238 History of Western Art II (3 s.h.)
  • ART 327 Modern Art History I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 328 Modern Art History II (3 s.h.)
  • ART 390 Critical Theory (3 s.h.)
  • 3 s.h. of ART at 300- or 400-level

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Art Minor: Studio Stream

  • ART 181 Fundamentals of Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 182 Fundamentals of Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 237 History of Western Art I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 238 History of Western Art II (3 s.h.)
  • 15 s.h. of ART (12 s.h. must be 300- or 400-level)

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Film Studies Minor

12 s.h. of the following:

  • MCOM 211/COMM 260 Introduction to Film Studies (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 221/COMM 220 Digital Filmmaking I (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 315/COMM 336 Film History II (3 s.h.)

Choose one of:

  • MCOM 412/COMM 431 Masters of Cinema (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 413/COMM 435 Religious Themes in Cinema (3 s.h.)

12 s.h. of electives selected from the following:

  • MCOM 222/COMM 240 Acting for Camera (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 322/COMM 311 Digital Film Post-Production (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 361/COMM 320 Screenwriting I (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 321/COMM 330 Digital Filmmaking II (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 323/COMM 334 Introduction to Sound Recording (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 315/COMM 336 Film History II (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 316/COMM 340 Film Genre and Criticism (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 390/COMM 350 Selected Topics: Canadian Perspectives on Film (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 391-393/COMM 351-359 Communications Practicum in Film Studes (max 3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 412/COMM 431 Masters of Cinema (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 413/COMM 435 Religious Themes in Cinema (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 422/COMM 440 Digital Film Directing (3 s.h.)

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Media + Communication Minor

  • MCOM 291/COMM 250 Communication Theory in Everyday Life (3 s.h.)
  • 3 s.h. of MCOM/COMM electives
  • 6 s.h. of Leadership MCOM/COMM courses
  • 6 s.h. of Media MCOM/COMM courses
  • 6 s.h. of Professional Writing courses

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Music Minor

  • MUSI 131 Music History from Baroque to Classical (3 s.h.)
  • MUSI 132 Music History from Romanticism to Present (3 s.h.)
  • MUSI 225 Music Theory (3 s.h.)
  • MUSI 226 Music Theory (3 s.h.)
  • 12 s.h. of Music Electives at 300 or 400 level. (2 s.h. of applied lessons and 1 s.h. of large ensembles are recommended).

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Professional Writing Minor

  • MCOM 261/COMM 212 Fundamentals of Writing for Publication (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 291/COMM 250 Communication Theory in Everyday Life (3 s.h.)

18 s.h. of credit chosen from the list below:

  • MCOM 251/COMM 270 Introduction to Journalism (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 252/COMM 213 Introduction to Public Relations (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 351/COMM 310 Technical Writing and Communication (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 352/COMM 372 Online Journalism and Writing (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 361/COMM 320 Screenwriting (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 362/COMM 308 Playwriting (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 390/COMM 350 Selected Topics in Communications (1-6 s.h.)
  • MCOM 391-393/COMM 351-359 Communications Practica (max 3 sh.)
  • MCOM 451/COMM 413 Public Relations Writing (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 452/COMM 470 Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 453/COMM 415 Editing for Newspapers and Magazines (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 461/COMM 414 Non-Fiction Writing Seminar (3 s.h.)
  • MCOM 490/COMM 450 Directed Studies in Communications (3 s.h.)

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Theatre Minor

  • THTR 110 Technical Theatre (3 s.h.)
  • THTR 130 Introduction to Theatre (3 s.h.)
  • THTR 161 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3 sh.)
  • THTR 162 Acting I: The Actors' Process (3 s.h.)
  • THTR 231 Theatre History: Origins to 1600 (3 s.h.) OR
  • THTR 232 Theatre History: 1600 to present (3 s.h.)
  • 3 s.h. of Dramatic Literature & Theory Courses
  • 3 s.h. of Praxis Courses

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