UT Dallas 2020 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (BA)

Degree Requirements (120 semester credit hours)

Four-Year Degree Plan (Example)

This is an example only. Please see advisor to develop individual four-year plan.

Freshman Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
ATCM 1100 First Year Seminar1 1 ATCM 2302 Design I 3
UNIV 1010 Freshman Seminar1 0 ATEC Histories Course6 3
ATCM 2300 Introduction to TechnoCulture 3 ATCM 2300 Introduction to TechnoCulture 3
or ATEC Fundamentals Course3 or ATEC Fundamentals Course3
CS1334 Programming Fundamentals for Non-Majors4  +  CS 1134 Computer Science Laboratory4 3-4 CS1334 Programming Fundamentals for Non-Majors4  +   CS 1134 Computer Science Laboratory4 3-4
or Core Course1 or Core Course1
ATCM 2301 Computer Imaging 3 Core Course1 3
RHET 1302 Rhetoric2 3
Core Course5 3
  16-17   15-16
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
ATCM 2300 Introduction to TechnoCulture 3 ATCM 2300 Introduction to TechnoCulture 3
or ATEC Fundamentals Course3 or ATEC Fundamentals Course3
ATCM 3301 Writing for ATEC 3 Area Cluster Course7 3
CS 1335 Computer Science I for Non-majors 3 Area Cluster Course7 3
Core Course5 3 Core Course5 3
Core Course5 3 Core Course5 3
  15   15
Junior Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
ATCM 4384 Ethics in New Media, Technology, and Communication 3 Area Cluster Course7 3
Area Cluster Course7 3 Prescribed Elective8 3
Area Cluster Course7 3 Prescribed Elective8 3
Prescribed Elective8 3 Upper-level Free Elective9 3
Core Course5 3 Core Course5 3
  15   15
Senior Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
Prescribed Elective8 3 ATCM 4397 Senior Seminar 3
Prescribed Elective8 3 or ATCM 4398 Capstone Project
Upper-level Free Elective9 3 Upper-level Free Elective9 3
Core Course5 3 Upper-level Free Elective9 3
Core Course5 3 Core Course5 3
Core Course5 3
  15   15
NOTES:
1 Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of UNIV 1010 and the corresponding school-related freshman seminar course. Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas must take UNIV 2020.
2 Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
3 ATEC Fundamentals Courses involve at least one selection from Group A & Group B. Choose a total of 3 courses.

Group A (Choose 1-2 courses)
  • ATCM 2330 Digital Art & Social Practice
  • ATCM 2321 Reading Media Critically
  • ATCM 2350 Time Based Media

Group B (Choose 1-2 courses)
  • ATCM 2330 Digital Art & Social Practice
  • ATCM 2303 Project Management for ATEC
  • ATCM 2310 Animation & Game Fundamentals
  • ATCM 2320 Critical Media Research Foundations
  • ATCM 2345 Principles of Digital Audio
  • ATCM 2355 Survey of Digital Fabrication
4 CS 1334 and CS 1134 are not required on your degree plan. However, they are the prerequisite for CS 1335, an ATEC Major Requirement.
5 Core Courses are required by the state of Texas. Contact your advisor to confirm if you have any transferrable credits or test credits that may fulfill core requirements.
6 ATEC Histories Course (Choose one of the following):
  • ATCM 2315 Animation Origins & Techniques
  • ATCM 2322 Media Histories
  • ATCM 2343 Emerging Media Art Histories
  • ATCM 2360 Design Histories
  • ATCM 2375 Histories of Games
7 Area Cluster Courses involve a total of 5 courses from at least 2 areas.

Animation & Games Area
  • ATCM 3305 Computer Animation I
  • ATCM 3306 Modeling & Texturing I
  • ATCM 3307 Lighting & Composition I
  • ATCM 3308 Rigging I
  • ATCM 3365 Game Design I
  • ATCM 3367 Level Design I

Critical Media Studies Area
  • ATCM 3315 Animation Studies
  • ATCM 3320 Critical Media Theories
  • ATCM 3321 Networked Identities
  • ATCM 3325 Global Media Cultures
  • ATCM 3366 Games Studies I

  • Design Area
  • ATCM 3336 Design Research Methods
  • ATCM 3337 Interaction Design I
  • ATCM 3338 Motion Graphics I

  • Emerging Media Art
  • ATCM 3346 Audio Production Lab I
  • ATCM 3350 Digital Video Production I
  • ATCM 3355 Computer Modeling for Digital
  • ATCM 4326 Mediated Textuality
  • ATCM 4330 Culture Jamming
  • 8 Prescribed Electives must be taken from at least 2 areas. They must all be upper-level (3000 or 4000) and 6 SCH must be taken as 4000-level. Course options can be found on the second page of your digital degree plan.
    9 Upper-level Free Electives must be 3000- or 4000-level courses taken at UT Dallas or may be fulfilled by upper-level courses from accredited institutions of higher education.
    Be sure to check prerequisites of Level 2 courses
    120 semester credit hours required for graduation
    This plan is a resource tool only; it does not replace your degree plan or academic advising.
    Updated: 2020-05-27 09:52:50 v10.d13554