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Curriculum

Fall Semester

Required:
1. RTA 101 Introduction to Media Theory and Practice
2. RTA 102 Creative Processes 
3. RTA 103 Digital Media Production 1
4. RTA 104 Introductory Audio Production
Plus one Lower Liberal Studies course from Table A, opens in new window

Winter Semester

Required:
1. RTA 210 Media History
2. RTA 211 Production Theory
3. RTA 212 Media Writing
4. RTA 213 Production: Introduction to Multi-camera
5. RTA 243 Production: Introduction to Single Camera

Fall Semester

Required:
1. RTA 315 Business of Creative Media
2. RTA 316 Concepts in Narrative
 
Plus choose Option 1 or  Option 2
 
Option 1: One of the following
RTA 311* Production: Intermediate Audio
RTA 313* Production: Intermediate Multi-Camera
RTA 314* Production: Intermediate Single-Camera
*RTA 311RTA 313RTA 314 have a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.
 
Option 2: Two of the following
RTA 312 Motion Graphics
RTA 317 Media for Participatory Audiences
RTA 320 Interactive Storytelling
RTA 321 Intro to Tangible Media
RTA 925 Making Objects
RTA 928 Introduction to Game Design
RTA 930 Social Practices in Hybrid Media Spaces
RTA 934 Virtual Identities and Communities
RTA 958 Networked Art
RTA 962 Interaction Design
RTA 963 Web Design
RTA 965 Advanced New Media Topics
RTA 967 Interactivity and Networking
RTA 968 Emerging New Media Practices
 
Plus one Lower Liberal Studies course from Table A  

Winter Semester

Required:
1. RTA 310 Media Aesthetics and Culture
 
2 Core Elective courses from Table I
1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table
1 Lower Liberal Studies course from Table A

Fall Semester

Required:
1. RTA 912 Media Audiences
 
2 Core Elective courses from Table I
1 Open Elective courses from Open Elective Table
1 Upper Liberal Studies course from Table B

Winter Semester

Required:
1. RTA 503 Project Development - Media Production
 
1 Core Elective course from Table I
2 Open Elective courses from Open Elective Table
1 Upper Liberal Studies course from Table B

Fall Semester

Revised curriculum begins 2021-2022 for students admitted Fall 2018 and after.
Choose one of the following four options:
Option 1:
RTA 701* Thesis: Production Project
*RTA 701 has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.
 
Option 2:
RTA 702 Thesis: Major Research Paper
Plus one course from Core Elective Table I
 
Option 3:
RTA 703 - Thesis: Media Writing Project I
Plus one course from Core Elective Table I
 
Option 4:
Two courses from Core Elective Table I
 
1 Core Elective course from Table I OR 1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table
1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table
1 Upper Liberal Studies course from Table B
 

Winter Semester

Required:
1. RTA 711 Master Class
 
AND choose one of the following four options:
Option 1:
Two courses from Core Elective Table I
 
Option 2:
RTA 704 Thesis: Major Research Paper II
Plus one course from Core Elective Table I
 
Option 3:
RTA 705 - Thesis: Media Writing Project II
Plus one course from Core Elective Table I
 
Option 4:
Two courses from Core Elective Table I
 
Plus choose ONE of the following:
Option 1:
RTA 812* Community Productions
 
Option 2:
RTA 813* Directed Readings
 
Option 3:
RTA 888 Media Production Internship     
Plus one course from Core Elective Table I
 
* RTA 812 and RTA 813 have a GPA Weight of 2.00 and a Course Count of 2.00.