Curriculum

Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to begin taking your Creative Media classes beginning in your first semester. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken upward of five courses related to your major!

Embedded in the program is a very practical, career-minded path that will help you turn your passion into a profession. To form your individualized curriculum, you'll choose three of six professionally focused artistic disciplines, ONE primary and TWO complementary, taking eight specified classes from your primary focus and four classes in each complementary focus. Specific course requirements for each specialization's primary and complimentary forms are found through the list below, followed by a table that outlines how they fit alongside essential studio workshop and seminar courses where you'll combine the lessons learned from each of your disciplines.

Specializations

Interested in studying abroad for a semester? The Creative Media faculty built the curriculum so you can take a semester studying abroad without getting behind on required courses for your major.

Sample Creative Media Curriculum 2016-2017


First Year

First Semester

Primary Focus Area Course
(100-Level Course)

Complementary Area Focus Course
(100-Level Course)

Complementary Area Focus Course
(100-Level Course)

Concepts of Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Making Art
(CRE 100)

Primary Focus Area Course
(100-Level Course)

Math Elective
(MTH XXX)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)


Second Year

First Semester

Creative Media Salon I
(CRE 200)

Primary Focus Area Course
(200-Level Course)

Complementary Focus Area Course
(100-Level Course)

Creative Media Portfolio I 

(CRE 250)

Aesthetic Expressions
(COR 220)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Professional Practices
(CRE 240)

Primary Focus Area Course
(200-Level Course)

Complementary Focus Area Course
(200-Level Course)

Complementary Focus Area Course

(200-Level Course)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)


Third Year

*In the third year, students MUST take COR 310, 320 and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and 320 MUST be taken together and the two COR 330 courses MUST be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester, but COR 330 must be concurrent with CRE 300.

First Semester

Creative Media Salon II
(CRE 300)

Local Contexts, Global Connections Course*
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections Course*
(COR 330)

Choose Natural Science with Lab
(SCI XXX)

Primary Focus Area Course

(300-Level Course)

Second Semester

Creative Media Portfolio II 
(CRE 350)

Primary Focus Area Course
(300 or 400-Level Course)

Complementary Focus Area Course
(200-Level Course)

The Global Condition*
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities*
(COR 320)


Fourth Year

First Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Primary Focus Area Course
(300 or 400-Level Course)

Complementary Focus Area Course
(200 or 300-Level Course)

CCM Elective
(XXX XXX)

Second Semester

Creative Media Salon III
(CRE 400)

Primary Focus Area Course
(300 or 400-Level Course)

Complementary Focus Area Course

(200 or 300-Level Course)

General Elective

(XXX XXX)

General Elective

(XXX XXX)