EMAR110
Story Lab I

Prerequisites: Major in Emerging Media Arts.

Description: Introduction to storytelling across multiple media platforms. Development of storytelling craft and technique. Critical analysis of story structure for media production.

This course is a prerequisite for: EMAR 111

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

EMAR111
Story Lab II

Prerequisites: EMAR 110 with grade of C or better

Description: Continuation of concepts presented in Story Lab I. Introduction to the writing methods that are fundamental to media arts creation.

This course is a prerequisite for: EMAR 311; EMAR 341

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR120
Games, Play and Performance

Prerequisites: Emerging Media Arts major

Description: Experiential-based exploration of live performance, game creation and group collaboration as a model for project development and iterative practices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR140
Visual Expression Studio I

Prerequisites: Major in Emerging Media Arts

Description: The elements, principles and practices of design as a storytelling language.

This course is a prerequisite for: EMAR 141; EMAR 251

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

EMAR141
Visual Expression Studio II

Prerequisites: EMAR 140 with grade of C or better

Description: Expansion of design concepts presented in Visual Expression I. Project-based exploration of digital, live-action, and virtual storytelling.

This course is a prerequisite for: EMAR 250; EMAR 281; EMAR 282; EMAR 283; EMAR 440

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR160
Computation and Media Studio I

Prerequisites: Major in Emerging Media Arts.

Description: Development of computation and computer science skills and knowledge in context of emerging media arts.

This course is a prerequisite for: EMAR 161

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL
ACE Outcomes: ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

EMAR161
Computation and Media Studio II

Prerequisites: EMAR 160 with grade of C of better

Description: Continuation of topics and projects developed in Computation and Media Studio I.

This course is a prerequisite for: EMAR 348; EMAR 349

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR220
History of Media Arts

Prerequisites: Emerging Media Arts major

Description: A critical history of communication and media from oral storytelling to modern digital media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR250
Cinema Production I

Prerequisites: EMAR 141

Description: Introduction to the tools and aesthetics of the moving image. Fundamentals of digital cinema cameras, lenses, lighting and editing. Production of experimental and non-sync films.

This course is a prerequisite for: EMAR 252

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR251
Sound Lab

Prerequisites: EMAR 140 with grade of C or better

Description: Introduction to sound and audio as a design element in traditional and emerging media art projects.

This course is a prerequisite for: EMAR 360; EMAR 463

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR252
Cinema Production II

Prerequisites: EMAR 250

Description: Advanced techniques and projects in the production of narrative cinema.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR281
Digital Visual Effects

Prerequisites: EMAR 141

Description: Compositing, Rotoscoping, and 3D simulations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR282
Digital Modeling I

Prerequisites: EMAR 141

Description: Basics of 3D modeling and textures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR283
Digital Motion and Rigging I

Prerequisites: EMAR 141

Description: Basics of rigging and animating 3D assets.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR311
Narrative Storytelling

Prerequisites: EMAR 111

Description: Primary exploration of written format, character development, story structure, conflict and problem solving particular to visual storytelling.

This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 486, THEA 886

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR330
World Ready

Prerequisites: Major in Emerging Media Arts with Junior standing.

Description: Examination of the business and intellectual property practices utilized in the contemporary entertainment, arts, and media industries. Development of student portfolio and personal marketing as preparation to enter these industries.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR331
Innovation Studio I

Prerequisites: Emerging Media Arts major and junior standing

Description: First semester of a year-long, faculty guided exploration of a topic or theme via creation of wide-ranging emerging media projects.

This course is a prerequisite for: EMAR 332

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR332
Innovation Studio II

Prerequisites: EMAR 331

Description: Second semester of a year-long, faculty guided exploration of a topic or theme via creation of wide-ranging emerging media projects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR341
Storyworlds

Prerequisites: Major in Emerging Media Arts and EMAR 111

Description: Team-based creation, critique, and iteration of holistic fictional worlds. Exploration of the methodologies for investigation, ideation and development of virtual worlds drawn from a variety of inspirational sources including design, fiction, speculative design and ethnography. Creation of final projects that could be deployed as a media franchise or metaverse.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR342
Principles of Interactivity

Prerequisites: Major in Emerging Media Arts

Description: Introduction to how humans and non-humans inform systems design for both physical and digital worlds.  Principles, foundations, and ethics of meaningful interaction design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR348
Data and Art

Prerequisites: Major in Emerging Media Arts and EMAR 161

Description: Application of emerging media tools and techniques to produce, analyze, and communicate meaningfully with data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR349
Machine Learning for the Arts

Prerequisites: Major in Emerging Media Arts and EMAR 161

Description: Application of Machine Learning tools and techniques to create computationally generated art.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR360
Media Sound Design I

Prerequisites: EMAR 251

Description: Advanced production and post-production tools and workflow used in sound design for the moving image.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR391
Special Topics in Emerging Media Arts

Prerequisites: Major in Emerging Media Arts and Permission.

Description: Varied topics in Emerging Media Arts.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

EMAR440
Creating Virtual Worlds

Prerequisites: EMAR 141

Description: Creating VR experiences using 3D software and game engines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR463
Spatial and Interactive Sound

Prerequisites: EMAR 251

Description: Exploration and application of the technical and conceptual fundamentals of interactivity as applied to ambisonic and surround audio. Experimentation with the techniques, systems and computational processes used to generate immersive sound through computation and interactive design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

EMAR479
Capstone Project in Emerging Media ArtsCrosslisted with THEA 479

Prerequisites: Emerging Media Arts major and senior standing

Description: Supervised planning and production of thesis projects in emerging media arts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

EMAR495
Internship in Emerging Media Arts

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and permission.

Description: Structured internships with professional companies, organizations or individuals on or off campus.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE: