Instructor: Dr. Bruce H. Frazier, Coulter 254, 828-227-2400
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|There is an approved minor in multimedia available to students in the
Bachelor of Music Degree in Commercial and Electronic Music. The
program is available to students who wish to learn more about how music
and audio integrate with other media such as graphic and visual art in
the development of creative content. The classes in this program
are taken in addition to the full complement of music courses listed in
the catalog for the music major.
The Multimedia Minor is a cross-disciplinary course of study designed to provide students with ways of perceiving and applying media to concepts and ideas to discipline related major programs throughout the university. Within the range of courses offered through this minor program, students will engage in meaningful critical thinking, discussion and the development of compositions that integrate a wide range of evolving technology.
The minor will consist of 18 hours with nine hours of core courses and nine hours of elective courses. Students will take one course in each of the three core areas visual, audio, and textual. The remaining nine hours will be selected from other core courses and these additional courses involving multimedia history and technology. The courses are listed below, each linked to a description.
Core Courses (9 hours)
Audio (3 hours)
Elective Courses (9 hours, choosing from the following)
ART 479 - Animation (3, R6)
Historical perspective of critical developments in visual media arts beginning with early twentieth century through the present. Examination of internet, broadcast, video, interactivity, and virtual media.
Use of computers to present and combine text, graphics, audio, and video.
Applying the principles of clear professional writing to the creation of multimedia communications that incorporate text, art, audio, and video.
Recording, editing, importing, embedding and synchronizing in a variety of media formats including compact disc, video, instructional presentation, and the World Wide Web.
A course that teaches clear and coherent writing in electronic environments, including multimedia publication, Web page and document design, and computer documentation, instructions, and manuals.
The use of personal computers and peripherals to produce publications and promotional materials. PREQ: Permission of the instructor.
Survey of animation techniques including object animation, character animation, experimental/video techniques, and motion graphics. Not intended as computer course but as instruction of related programs provided. PREQ: Permission of instructor.
Advanced course on use of computers to present and combine the text, graphics, audio, and video, with emphasis on creative student projects. PREQ: CMPM 306 or permission of instructor.
Principles and concepts in speech production and perception; techniques for acoustic analysis.
Direct current and alternating current electricity. Topics include Ohmís Law, series, parallel and series-parallel circuits, transformers and measurement techniques. Not open to EET majors. PREQ: MATH 144 or 145 and PHYS 130. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.
Control system components and applications, control diagrams, solid-state components, industrial motors and controls, programmable controllers. Not open to EET majors. PREQ: 301 or permission of instructor. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.
Writing and editing technical manuals and reports; layout and production of technical document with practice in computer applications.
Advanced practicum in student's chosen area in professional writing; editing practices and production; copyright and libel law. PREQ: 303 or permission of instructor.
Introduction to writing teleplays
and screenplays; preparation of original manuscripts for agents. PREQ:
303 or permission of instructor.
Survey of MIDI devices, synthesis
techniques, and contemporary music technology. PREQ: Permission of instructor.
Topics, equipment, and pedagogy of music technology. PREQ: Placement test or 108 and 118. 1 hour of lecture/demonstration.