Description

The emerging media arts major fuses the principles of great storytelling with emerging media technologies. Through project-based courses, students explore the frontiers of media art in all its forms. The degree prepares students to build careers as practitioners of narrative-driven creativity using traditional and emerging media.  

Graduates will enter the working world prepared to pursue an array of professional fields, with the tools to discern and exploit the latest media technologies and processes. Students are prepared for careers as creative thought leaders, equipped with tangible skills in collaboration, entrepreneurship, design, and computational processes. This depth of experience allows the student to chart career paths in traditional media forms and whatever comes next.

Degree at a Glance

ACE Requirements30
Some ACE outcomes may be satisfied by courses taken for other requirements
Core Requirements48
Emphasis Requirements24
Transdisciplinary Specialization9
Electives9
Total Credit Hours120

Admission

Students must apply for admission to the emerging media arts program by completing an application, which includes references, a resume, and examples of creative work. This application applies to both new students and transfer students. Those who are applying for transfer into the program must complete the application and provide grade transcripts demonstrating a 3.0 current and cumulative GPA or higher. Students should visit the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film website for information and application procedures.

After the application materials have been reviewed by the faculty, students will be notified of their acceptance status. Once admitted, a student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA from that point forward and complete a portfolio review during the sophomore year. Admission to the emerging media arts major is highly competitive; the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film reserves the right to limit the total number of students accepted to the program.

College Requirements

College Admission

Requirements for admission to the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are consistent with general University admission requirements. These include:
 

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics (4 units)
  • Social studies (3 units)
  • Natural sciences (3 units)
  • Foreign language (2 units)

NOTE: One unit equals one year of high school credit.

One of the following performance standards must also be met:

New Freshmen: Minimum ACT 20 (composite), minimum SAT 950 (combined), or rank in top half of high school graduating class.

Transfer and Readmit Students: Completed 12 or more semester credits from a post-secondary institution with a minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 and GPA 2.0 during the last semester of record at the time of application. (Emerging media arts majors: minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 and GPA 3.0 during the last semester of record at the time of application.)

International Students: Minimum TOEFL 70 (Internet) or 523 (paper).

Individual departments may have higher standards for acceptance into the different degrees and options. Please check with the individual departments for these standards.

Auditions/Portfolio Reviews

Auditions are required for admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music for music and dance majors and minors. Auditions are also required for admission to the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film for the BA Performance option. A separate application and portfolio review are required for acceptance into all other programs in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at Nebraska. These conditions are in this catalog under “Removal of Deficiencies.”

Students with one deficiency, two deficiencies but not in the same category, or two deficiencies in foreign language who receive a Deferred Admission or Admission by Review, may be considered for admission to the college. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at Nebraska. These conditions are explained under Admission to the University, Removal of Deficiencies in this catalog.

College Degree Requirements

College General Education Requirements

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

The languages requirement serves to help students gain a working familiarity with a language and a culture other than their own.

All students pursuing bachelor of arts or bachelor of music degrees are required to complete the intermediate level in one foreign language. Some or all of these courses may be completed while in high school. Courses approved to satisfy the languages requirement are offered by the Department of Classics and Religious Studies and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the College of Education and Human Sciences. A student is required to successfully complete 202 to fulfill the languages requirement. (Exceptions: In Japanese, a student must complete JAPN 201 Second-Year Japanese I and one additional course from JAPN 202 Intermediate Grammar and Reading I, JAPN 203 Second-Year Japanese II, and JAPN 204 Intermediate Grammar and Reading II; in Greek, the student must complete two 300-level courses; in Latin, a student must take LATN 301 Latin Prose I and LATN 302 Latin Poetry I.) Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and American Sign Language. View the College page for a full listing of approved courses.


NOTE:

  • A student who has completed three years of one foreign language study in high school may fulfill the languages requirement by taking a fourth-semester-level course.
  • A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement.
  • Any student who achieves a specified scaled score in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exam in French, German, and Spanish, levels 1 and 2, will be exempt from the languages requirement and will also receive credit for the fourth semester course in the language.
  • A transfer student with 11 or 12 semester hours of accepted credit has two choices: 1) to complete 6 hours in the same language at the 200 level; or 2) with permission of the chair of the department to enroll in a fourth semester course.
  • A student from a foreign country who has demonstrated acceptable proficiency in his or her native language (other than English) is exempted from the languages requirement without credit toward the degree. American students who present acceptable evidence that their second language is English are exempted from the languages requirement without credit toward the degree. All such students should see the Dean’s Office, 102 Woods Art Building, for this exemption.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Students in the College are required to maintain a minimum current and cumulative GPA of 2.0. Individual departments may require a higher current and cumulative GPA.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of D grades from schools outside of the University of Nebraska system.

Grades lower than C earned at Nebraska or transferred from other schools cannot be applied toward requirements in a major, but may be applied toward total hours.

Pass/No Pass

University regulations for the Pass/No Pass privilege state: The Pass/No Pass option is designed to be used by a student seeking to expand his/her intellectual horizons by taking courses in areas where he/she may have minimum preparation without adversely affecting his/her grade point average.

  1. Neither the P nor the N grade contribute to a student’s GPA.
  2. P is interpreted to mean C or above. Some professional education courses require a C+ or above.
  3. A change to or from Pass/No Pass may be made until mid-term (1/2 of the course). This date coincides with the final date to drop a course without the instructor’s approval.
  4. The Pass/No Pass or grade registration cannot conflict with the professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing grading option.
  5. Prior to the mid-term deadline, changing to or from the Pass/No Pass requires using the MyRED system to change the grading option or filing a Drop/Add form with Husker Hub, first floor Canfield Administration Building. After the mid-term deadline, a student registered for Pass/No Pass cannot change to a grade registration unless the Pass/No Pass registration is in conflict with a professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing Pass/No Pass.
  6. The Pass/No Pass grading option cannot be used for the removal of C- or D or F grades.

Pass/No Pass privileges in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are extended to students according to the following additional regulations:

  1. Pass/No Pass hours can count toward fulfillment of ACE requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  2. Freshmen and sophomores may enroll for no more than 6 hours of Pass/No Pass work per semester.
  3. Students may not elect to take courses on a Pass/No Pass basis to fulfill degree requirements in the major. Departments may allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass to be taken in the minor offered by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
  4. Departments may specify that certain courses can be taken only on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  5. The College will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of Pass/No Pass grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all “pass” grades earned at Nebraska and other schools.

Individual departments vary in their policies regarding Pass/No Pass hours as applied to the major and minor. Consult the individual departmental listings for these policies. Students who wish to apply Pass/No Pass hours to their major and minor(s) must obtain approval on a form that is available in the Dean’s Office, 102 Woods Art Building.

GPA Requirements

Students are expected to maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average each semester. Some programs within the College may have higher GPA requirements to keep in good academic standing.

Transfer Credit Rules

Ordinarily, hours earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. The maximum number of hours the University will accept on transfer from a two-year college is 60.

Normally, credit is not given for pre-university work. In some instances, however, it may be possible to receive credit through satisfactory examination.

All transfer students must complete the Residency Requirement (see “Residency Requirement”), and at least 9 hours in the major field must be completed at the University regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts will accept no more than 15 semester hours of D grades from schools other than UNO or UNK. All grades may be transferred from UNO or UNK. However, transfer courses within a student’s major or minor will be evaluated by that unit and held to the same minimum grade standards as courses taken at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Transfer Credit from Foreign Institutions

Credit for courses taken at foreign universities and colleges will be transferred only after validation by the appropriate department. This evaluation may include examination of the student over subject matter studied at the foreign institution.

International Baccalaureate Credit

Students who have studied art, music, or theatre within the International Baccalaureate Program will be given credit for courses at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln according to the guidelines established by each academic unit. Contact the department office for specific course information.

Course Level Requirements

Upper-Level Requirement: Thirty of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299.

Residency

Students must meet either of the following residency qualifications:
 

  • At least 30 of the last 36 hours of credit must be registered for and completed while enrolled at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
  • A total of 90 credits must be registered for and completed while enrolled at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward degree requirements if students participate in prior approved programs and register through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Credit awarded from an institution other than Nebraska will be subject to transfer credit and residency rules.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at ace.unl.edu.

Catalog Rule

Students who first enroll at Nebraska under the 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog must fulfill the requirements stated in this catalog or in any other catalog which is published while they are enrolled in the College, provided the catalog they follow is no more than ten years old at the time of graduation. A student must, however, meet the requirements from one catalog only rather than choosing a portion from one catalog and the remainder from another.

Exception: Students pursuing any degree in the Glenn Korff School of Music who fail to take at least one course that will fulfill their major requirements during a 12-month period must re-audition. They will then move to the catalog in effect at that time.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of emerging media arts will be able to:

  1. Develop fluency in the techniques and technologies of digital art and design, interactive and immersive media, cinematic media, and storytelling.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with computation and creative coding and its application to the creation of emerging media art forms.
  3. Understand and apply the core concepts of storytelling across traditional and emerging media arts platforms.
  4. Develop an understanding of goal-centric collaboration and creative development through project-based learning.
  5. Understand and apply best practices in emerging media production workflows.
  6. Acquire working knowledge of entrepreneurial practices applicable to emerging media business model development.
  7. Expand their knowledge in disciplines beyond emerging media arts and understand how emerging media arts can be applied to storytelling in these disciplines.  

Major Requirements

Core Requirements

Core Courses
EMAR 99Ignite: Undergraduate Colloquium (8 semesters required)0
EMAR 110Story Lab I3
EMAR 111Story Lab II3
EMAR 120Games, Play and Performance3
EMAR 140Visual Expression Studio I3
EMAR 141Visual Expression Studio II3
EMAR 160Computation and Media Studio I3
EMAR 161Computation and Media Studio II3
EMAR 220History of Media Arts3
EMAR 251Sound Lab3
EMAR 330World Ready3
EMAR 331Innovation Studio I3
EMAR 332Innovation Studio II3
EMAR 479 / THEA 479Capstone Project in Emerging Media Arts (2 semesters required)6
ENTR 121 / MNGT 121Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management3
PHIL 107Ethics of Emerging Media Arts3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 48

Emphases

Students will complete two emphases of their choice. Each emphasis contains four courses for a total of 24 credits.

Experience Design
Principles of Interactivity
EMAR 345
(Smart Environments)
EMAR 443
(Themed Entertainment)
EMAR 444
(Extended Theatre)
Immersive + Interactive Media
Principles of Interactivity
EMAR 343
(Web and Mobile System Design)
Creating Virtual Worlds
EMAR 442
(Creating Augmented Worlds)
Cinematic Arts
Cinema Production I
Cinema Production II
Narrative Storytelling
Select one film studies (FILM) course
Story
Narrative Storytelling
Storyworlds
Principles of Interactivity
Introduction to Fiction Writing
Sensory Media
Elements of Electrical Engineering I
Electrical Engineering Capstone I
Electrical Engineering Capstone II
Virtual Production
Digital Modeling I
EMAR 382
(Digital Modeling II)
Digital Motion and Rigging I
EMAR 383
(Digital Rigging and Motion II)
Sonic Arts
EMAR 345
(Smart Environments)
Media Sound Design I
Spatial and Interactive Sound
EMAR 464
(Media and Sound Design II)
Data + Art
EMAR 345
(Smart Environments)
Data and Art
Machine Learning for the Arts
EMAR 445
(Creative Machines)

 Transdisciplinary Specialization

Three courses in a chosen discipline outside of Emerging Media Arts9

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Minimum grade for all major requirements is C.

Pass/No Pass

All courses taken for major requirements must be for letter grade, unless the course is only offered Pass/No Pass.

GPA Requirements

Students in the emerging media arts major are expected to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout their career. Transcripts will be reviewed periodically to ensure satisfactory progress. Failure to maintain a 3.0 GPA may result in dismissal from the program.

Transfer Credit used in Major Requirements

A minimum of 9 credits in the major must be completed at Nebraska.

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:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

Emerging Media Arts - Cinematic Arts

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15 HR TERM 1
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
EMAR 110 will fulfill the ACE 7 requirement. EMAR 140 will fulfill the ACE 2 requirement. EMAR 160 will fulfill the ACE 3 requirement.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
15 HR TERM 2
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
9hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete PHIL 107
3hr
C
PHIL 107 will also fulfill the ACE 8 requirement.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr
15 HR TERM 3
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 220, EMAR 251
6hr
C

Cinematic Arts Emphasis
complete EMAR 250
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 4
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR230, ENTR 121
6hr
C

Cinematic Arts Emphasis
complete EMAR 252
3hr
C

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 5
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 331
3hr
C

Cinematic Arts Emphasis
complete EMAR 311
3hr
C

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 6
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 332
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
12hr
Complete a Film Studies course for the Cinematic Arts emphasis, 1 course from your second Emphasis area, 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization, and 1 Elective course. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 7
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

ACE 6 Social Sciences
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
15 HR TERM 8
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
12hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 3.0 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 of the last 36 hours in residence at UNL.
  4. Complete a minimum of 90 hours at UNL.

Emerging Media Arts - Data and Art

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15 HR TERM 1
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
EMAR 110 will fulfill the ACE 7 requirement. EMAR 140 will fullfill the ACE 2 requirement. EMAR 160 will fulfill the ACE 3 requirement.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
15 HR TERM 2
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
9hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete PHIL 107
3hr
C
PHIL 107 will also fulfill the ACE 8 requirement.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr
12 HR TERM 3
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 220, EMAR 251
6hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 4
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR230, ENTR 121
6hr
C

Data And Art Emphasis
complete EMAR348
3hr
C

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 5
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 331
3hr
C

Data And Art Emphasis
complete EMAR 349
3hr
C

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 6
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 332
3hr
C

Data And Art Emphasis
complete EMAR445
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis area, 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization, and 1 Elective course. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 7
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

ACE 6 Social Sciences
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
15 HR TERM 8
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
12hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 3.0 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 of the last 36 hours in residence at UNL.
  4. Complete a minimum of 90 hours at UNL.

Emerging Media Arts - Experience Design

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15 HR TERM 1
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
EMAR 110 will fulfill the ACE 7 requirement. EMAR 140 will fullfill the ACE 2 requirement. EMAR 160 will fulfill the ACE 3 requirement.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
15 HR TERM 2
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
9hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete PHIL 107
3hr
C
PHIL 107 will also fulfill the ACE 8 requirement.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr
15 HR TERM 3
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 220, EMAR 251
6hr
C

Exp Design Emphasis
complete EMAR 342
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 4
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR230, ENTR 121
6hr
C

Exp Design Emphasis
complete EMAR345
3hr
C

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 5
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 331
3hr
C

Exp Design Emphasis
complete EMAR443
3hr
C

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 6
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 332
3hr
C

Exp Design Emphasis
complete EMAR444
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis area, 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization, and 1 Elective course. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 7
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

ACE 6 Social Sciences
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
15 HR TERM 8
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
12hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 3.0 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 of the last 36 hours in residence at UNL.
  4. Complete a minimum of 90 hours at UNL.

Emerging Media Arts - Immersive and Interactive Media

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15 HR TERM 1
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
EMAR 110 will fulfill the ACE 7 requirement. EMAR 140 will fullfill the ACE 2 requirement. EMAR 160 will fulfill the ACE 3 requirement.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
15 HR TERM 2
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
9hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete PHIL 107
3hr
C
PHIL 107 will also fulfill the ACE 8 requirement.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr
15 HR TERM 3
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 220, EMAR 251
6hr
C

Imm And Interact Media Emph
complete EMAR 342
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 4
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR230, ENTR 121
6hr
C

Imm And Interact Media Emph
complete EMAR343
3hr
C

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 5
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 331
3hr
C

Imm And Interact Media Emph
complete EMAR 440
3hr
C

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 6
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 332
3hr
C

Imm And Interact Media Emph
complete EMAR442
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis area, 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization, and 1 Elective course. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 7
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

ACE 6 Social Sciences
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
15 HR TERM 8
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
12hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 3.0 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 of the last 36 hours in residence at UNL.
  4. Complete a minimum of 90 hours at UNL.

Emerging Media Arts - Sensory Media

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15 HR TERM 1
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
EMAR 110 will fulfill the ACE 7 requirement. EMAR 140 will fullfill the ACE 2 requirement. EMAR 160 will fulfill the ACE 3 requirement.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
15 HR TERM 2
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
9hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete PHIL 107
3hr
C
PHIL 107 will also fulfill the ACE 8 requirement.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr
15 HR TERM 3
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 220, EMAR 251
6hr
C

Sensory Media Emphasis
complete ECEN 121
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 4
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR230, ENTR 121
6hr
C

Sensory Media Emphasis
complete ECEN 211
3hr
C

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 5
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 331
3hr
C

Sensory Media Emphasis
complete ECEN 494
3hr
C

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 6
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 332
3hr
C

Sensory Media Emphasis
complete ECEN 495
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis area, 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization, and 1 Elective course. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 7
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

ACE 6 Social Sciences
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
15 HR TERM 8
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
12hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 3.0 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 of the last 36 hours in residence at UNL.
  4. Complete a minimum of 90 hours at UNL.

Emerging Media Arts - Story

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15 HR TERM 1
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
EMAR 110 will fulfill the ACE 7 requirement. EMAR 140 will fullfill the ACE 2 requirement. EMAR 160 will fulfill the ACE 3 requirement.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
15 HR TERM 2
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
9hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete PHIL 107
3hr
C
PHIL 107 will also fulfill the ACE 8 requirement.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr
15 HR TERM 3
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 220, EMAR 251
6hr
C

Story Emphasis
complete EMAR 311
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 4
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR230, ENTR 121
6hr
C

Story Emphasis
complete EMAR341
3hr
C

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 5
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 331
3hr
C

Story Emphasis
complete EMAR 342
3hr
C

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 6
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 332
3hr
C

Story Emphasis
complete ENGL 252
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis area, 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization, and 1 Elective course. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 7
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

ACE 6 Social Sciences
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
15 HR TERM 8
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
12hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 3.0 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 of the last 36 hours in residence at UNL.
  4. Complete a minimum of 90 hours at UNL.

Emerging Media Arts - Virtual Production

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15 HR TERM 1
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
EMAR 110 will fulfill the ACE 7 requirement. EMAR 140 will fullfill the ACE 2 requirement. EMAR 160 will fulfill the ACE 3 requirement.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
15 HR TERM 2
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
9hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete PHIL 107
3hr
C
PHIL 107 will also fulfill the ACE 8 requirement.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr
15 HR TERM 3
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 220, EMAR 251
6hr
C

Virtual Prod Emphasis
complete EMAR 282
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 4
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR230, ENTR 121
6hr
C

Virtual Prod Emphasis
complete EMAR382
3hr
C

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 5
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 331
3hr
C

Virtual Prod Emphasis
complete EMAR283
3hr
C

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis and 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 6
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

Emerging Media Arts Core
complete EMAR 332
3hr
C

Virtual Prod Emphasis
complete EMAR383
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
Complete 1 course from your second Emphasis area, 1 course from a transdisciplinary specialization, and 1 Elective course. Consult your academic advisor.
15 HR TERM 7
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

ACE 6 Social Sciences
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
15 HR TERM 8
Colloquium
complete EMAR 99
0hr
C

ACE 10 Capstone
complete EMAR 479
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
12hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 3.0 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 of the last 36 hours in residence at UNL.
  4. Complete a minimum of 90 hours at UNL.