UT Dallas 2020 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (BA)

This general degree plan emphasizes the breadth of the School's interdisciplinary programs, which allows students to explore early courses across the curriculum. This offers students an opportunity to explore the School's foundation courses in which they will develop the experience and materials needed before choosing whether to apply to specialize in a concentration with greater depth in Animation and Games or Critical Media Studies.

Unless otherwise noted, courses in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication are open to all students in the University. However, students majoring in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication may be given preference in certain course enrollments.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Degree Requirements (120 semester credit hours)1

View an Example of Degree Requirements by Semester

Faculty

Professors: Anne Balsamo, Christine (xtine) Burrough, Paul Fishwick, Roger Malina, Mihai Nadin, Marilyn Waligore

Associate Professors: Heidi Cooley, Monica Evans, Eric Farrar, Todd Fechter, Midori Kitagawa, Kim Knight, Maximilian Schich, Andrew Scott, Dean Terry

Assistant Professors: Olivia Banner, Juan Llamas Rodriguez, Sean McComber, Josef Nguyen, Wendy Sung, Hong An Wu

Clinical Professors: Elizabeth (Lisa) Bell, Tim Christopher, Paul Lester

Clinical Associate Professor: Harold (Chip) Wood

Associate Professors of Practice: Bryon Caldwell, Nelson Lim

Senior Lecturers: Elizabeth Boyd, Christopher Camacho, Adam Chandler, Harold Fitzgerald, Sharon Hewitt, Laura Imaoka, Casey Johnson, Timothy Lewis, David Marks, Peter McCord, Roxanne Minnish, Christina Nielsen, Kara Oropallo, Monika Salter, Christine Veras De Souza

I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours2

Communication: 6 semester credit hours

COMM 1311 Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication

RHET 1302 Rhetoric

Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

MATH 1306 College Algebra for the Non-Scientist

MATH 1314 College Algebra

Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Mathematics Core courses

Life and Physical Sciences: 6 semester credit hours

Select any 6 semester credit hours from Life and Physical Sciences Core courses

Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

HUMA 1301 Exploration of the Humanities

LIT 2331 Introduction to World Literature

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 2316 History of Philosophy I

PHIL 2317 History of Philosophy II

Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Language, Philosophy and Culture Core courses

Creative Arts: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

ARTS 1301 Exploration of the Arts

AHST 1303 Survey of Western Art History: Ancient to Medieval

AHST 1304 Survey of Western Art History: Renaissance to Modern

AHST 2331 Understanding Art

DANC 1310 Understanding Dance

THEA 1310 Understanding Theatre

FILM 2332 Understanding Film

MUSI 1306 Understanding Music

American History: 6 semester credit hours

Choose two courses from the following:

HIST 1301 U.S. History Survey to Civil War

HIST 1302 U.S. History Survey from Civil War

HIST 2301 History of Texas

HIST 2330 Themes and Ideas in American History

Government/Political Science: 6 semester credit hours

GOVT 2305 American National Government

GOVT 2306 State and Local Government

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours

Select any 3 semester credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences Core courses

Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours

Choose two courses from the following or other Component Area Option

ARHM 2340 Creativity

ARHM 2342 Connections in the Arts and Humanities

ARHM 2343 Science and the Humanities

ARHM 2344 World Cultures

II. Major Requirements, Lower-Division: 24 semester credit hours

Foundations

ATCM 2300 Introduction to TechnoCulture

ATCM 2301 Computer Imaging

ATCM 2302 Design I

CS 1335 Computer Science I for Non-majors3

Fundamentals

Choose three courses from across both groups:

Group A

ATCM 2330 Digital Art and Social Practice

ATCM 2321 Reading Media Critically

ATCM 2350 Time-Based Media

Group B

ATCM 2303 Project Management for Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication I

ATCM 2310 Animation and Game Fundamentals

ATCM 2320 Critical Media Research Foundations

ATCM 2345 Principles of Digital Audio

ATCM 2355 Survey of Digital Fabrication

Choose one from the following:

ATCM 2315 Animation Origins and Techniques

ATCM 2322 Media Histories

ATCM 2343 Emerging Media Art Histories

ATCM 2360 Design Histories

ATCM 2375 History of Games

III. Major Requirements, Upper-Division: 24 semester credit hours

ATCM 3301 Digital Content Design

ATCM 4384 Ethics in New Media, Technology, and Communication

Choose five course from at least two areas:

Animation and Games

ATCM 3305 Computer Animation I

ATCM 3306 Modeling and Texturing I

ATCM 3307 Lighting & Composition I

ATCM 3308 Rigging I

ATCM 3365 Game Design I

ATCM 3367 Level Design I

Critical Media Studies

ATCM 3315 Animation Studies

ATCM 3320 Critical Media Theories

ATCM 3321 Networked Identities

ATCM 3325 Global Media Cultures

ATCM 3366 Game Studies I

Design

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 Fabrication

ATCM 4326 Mediated Textuality

ATCM 4330 Culture Jamming

Choose one from the following:

ATCM 4397 Senior Seminar

ATCM 4398 Capstone Project

ATCM 4399 Senior Honors in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

IV. Elective Requirements: 30 semester credit hours

Prescribed Electives: 15 semester credit hours

Choose any five courses from the following. At least two courses must be at the 4000-level, and the courses must come from at least two of the categories.

Animation and Games

ATCM 3303 Project Management for ATEC II

ATCM 3305 Computer Animation I

ATCM 3306 Modeling and Texturing I

ATCM 3307 Lighting and Composition I

ATCM 3308 Rigging I

ATCM 3310 Procedural Animation

ATCM 3312 Surfacing and Shading I

ATCM 3315 Animation Studies

ATCM 3365 Game Design I

ATCM 3366 Game Studies I

ATCM 3367 Level Design I

ATCM 3368 Scripting for Games I

ATCM 3369 Games and Narrative I

ATCM 3370 Virtual Environments I

ATCM 4310 Motion Capture Animation

ATCM 4366 Game Studies II

Critical Media Studies

ATCM 3320 Critical Media Theories

ATCM 3321 Networked Identities

ATCM 3325 Global Media Cultures

ATCM 3331 Critical Making

ATCM 4320 Political Economy of Digital Media

ATCM 4322 Disability, Technology, and Media

ATCM 4323 Feminism, Technology, and Media

ATCM 4325 Race, Technology, and Media

ATCM 4326 Mediated Textuality

ATCM 4327 Privacy and Surveillance

ATCM 4330 Culture Jamming

Design

ATCM 3336 Design Research Methods

ATCM 3337 Interaction Design I

ATCM 3338 Motion Graphics I

ATCM 4337 Interaction Design II

ATCM 4338 Motion Graphics II

ATCM 4340 Strategic Design

ATCM 4364 Topics in Design and Production

CS 4352 Human Computer Interactions I

CS 4353 Human Computer Interactions II

Emerging Communication

ATCM 3338 Motion Graphics I

ATCM 3382 Communicating Research

ATCM 3388 Attitudes and Behaviors

ATCM 4326 Mediated Textuality

ATCM 4330 Culture Jamming

ATCM 4386 Journalism in the Networked Age

Emerging Media Art

ATCM 3345 Audio Technologies

ATCM 3346 Audio Productions Lab I

ATCM 3350 Digital Video Production I

ATCM 3355 Computer Modeling for Digital Fabrication

ATCM 3356 Projection Mapping Lab

ATCM 3357 Digital Fabrication Lab I

ATCM 4330 Culture Jamming

ATCM 4345 Digital Audio Processing

ATCM 4346 Audio Productions Lab II

ATCM 4350 Digital Video Production II

ATCM 4357 Digital Fabrication Lab II

ATCM 4364 Topics in Design and Production

ARTS 3371 Photography: Black and White

ARTS 3372 Photography: Color Concepts

ARTS 3377 Photography: Altered Image

ARTS 3379 Photography: New Media

ARTS 4372 Advanced Photography

Free Electives: 15 semester credit hours

Both upper-and lower-division courses may be used as electives, but students must complete at least 51 semester credit hours of upper-division courses to qualify for graduation.

 

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 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. Students who are ATEC/CS double degree or who plan to minor in CS must enroll in CS 1336 and CS 1136 and/or CS 1337 (if placed out of CS 1336 and CS 1136).

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