B.F.A. in Digital Communication Arts

  • Note: production requires a BFA option
  • A minimum grade of C- is required for all major courses. A 2.30 GPA in major is required for graduation.
  • This sample plan does not guarantee graduation if you are a transfer student or non-first term, first year freshman.
  • Bold-faced courses are major requirements.
  • Pre-requisites must be completed successfully before other NMC courses (see NMC prerequisite list)

FIRST YEAR

Fall Term

Credits
NMC 100 3
NMC 101 3
ART 121 4
ART 131 4
U-Engage 2
TOTAL 15-16

Winter Term

Credits
ART 101 4
NMC 260 3
WR 121 or COMM 3
Difference, Power, and Discrimination 3
HHS 231 2
TOTAL 15

Spring Term

Credits
ART 121 4
WR 121 or COMM 3
MTH 105 or 111 3-4
Biological Science 4
PAC 1
TOTAL 15-16
  • Complete WR 121, COMMM and 1 MTH by end of spring term 1st year.
  • Complete NMC 100, NMC 101 and NMC 260 by end of spring term 1st year.

 


SECOND YEAR

Fall Term

Credits
WR II 3
NMC 351 3
TA 242 3
ART 263 4
NMC Production (1 of 10) 3
TOTAL 16

Winter Term

Credits
Physical Science 4
NMC 301 3
Social Processes & Institutions 3
NMC elective (1 of 2) 3
Cultural Diversity 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Term

Credits
Literature and the Arts (TA 147 recommended) 3
NMC production (2 of 10) 3
ART 222 4
3rd lab science 4
NMC 409 1
TOTAL 15
  • Complete WR II by winter term of 2nd year. WR II is recommended before NMC 301.
  • Complete NMC 301, NMC 351, and 1-2 production courses by end of 2nd year.
  • 300-400 level NMC electives requires C- in NMC 301.

 

THIRD YEAR

Fall Term

Credits
NMC Production (3 of 10) 3-4
General Elective 3
NMC elective (2 of 2) 3
Western Culture 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 15-16

Winter Term

Credits
NMC Production (4 of 10) 3-4
NMC 322 3
Contemporary Global Issues 3
Film Studies Elective 3-4
General Elective 3
TOTAL 15-16

Spring Term

Credits
NMC Production (5 of 10) 3-4
Science, Technology, and Society 3
TA 346 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 15-16
  • Complete 5 production courses and last TA requirement by end of 3rd year.
  • Majors are encouraged to use general electives to obtain a minor.
  • Electives are 100-400 level. Check with an advisor on level needed.
  • Internship experience recommended.

 

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Term

Credits
NMC Production (6 of 10) 4
WR 407: Screenwriting Seminar 4
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 15-16

Winter Term

Credits
NMC Production (7 of 10) 4
NMC Production (8 of 10) 3-4
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 16-17

Spring Term

Credits
NMC Production (9 of 10) 4
NMC Production (10 of 10) 3-4
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 13-14
  • All requirements must be complete in order to graduate.
  • Students should explore workshops, training, career fairs, and advising in the Career Development Center. See advisor for details.