Undergraduate Minors

Undergraduate Minors

Undergraduate students may choose to supplement their major by choosing to add a minor to their degree program. Minors both inside and outside of CDM are available.

Undergraduate Minors 2013-2014

Course Availability Legend
  • Animation Minor
    ANI 101 Animation for Non-Majors OR ANI 201 Animation I (NOT BOTH)
    ANI 230 3D Design and Modeling
    ANI 231 3D Animation
    ANI 206 History of Animation
    3 courses from the following list (at least 1 must be ANI)
    Any ANI course
    DC 201 Introduction to Screenwriting
    DC 210 Digital Cinema Production I
    DC 220 Editing I
  • Computer Science Minor
    MAT 140 Discrete Mathematics I
    CSC 241 Introduction to Computer Science I
    CSC 242 Introduction to Computer Science II
    CSC 300 Data Structures in Java I
    CSC 301 Data Structures in Java II
    CSC 373 Computer Systems I
    CSC 374 Computer Systems II
  • Data Analysis and Data Mining Minor
    IT 240 Introduction to Databases
    IT 223 Data Analysis
    CSC 324 Data Analysis and Statistical Software II
    CSC 367 Introduction to Data Mining
    CSC 334 Advanced Data Analysis
    2 CDM Electives
  • Digital Cinema Minor
    DC 201 Introduction to Screenwriting
    DC 205 Foundations of Cinema
    DC 220 Editing I
    DC 210 Digital Cinema Production I
    3 courses from the following list
    DC 215 Introduction to Sound Design
    DC 225 Digital Still Photography
    DC 275 Cinematography
    DC 310 Digital Cinema Production II
    DC 320 Editing II
    DC 321 Production Design
    DC 323 Pre-Production for Cinema
    DC 349 Acting for Filmmakers
    DC 389 The Big Picture: the Entertainment Industry
    VFX 200 Introduction to Visual Effects
  • E-Commerce Technology Minor
    IT 130 Introductory Computing for the Web
    CSC 241 Introduction to Computer Science I
    CSC 242 Introduction to Computer Science II
    IT 231 Web Development I
    ECT 330 Advanced Internet Application Development
    ISM 210 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
    1 courses from the following list
    ECT 355 Internet Systems: Collaboration, Commerce, and Media
    ECT 360 Introduction to Xml
    IT 232 Web Development II
  • Game Design Minor
    ANI 101 Animation for Non-Majors
    OR ANI 201 Animation I
    ANI 230 3D Design and Modeling
    GAM 224 Game Design for Non-Majors
    OR GAM 226 Fundamentals of Game Design
    GAM 244 Game Development I
    GAM 245 Game Development II
    1 course from the following list:
    ANI 231 3D Animation
    GAM 341 Introduction to Level Design
    GAM 362 Making Deep Games
    GAM 365 Advanced Game Design
    GAM 392 Game Modification Workshop
    GAM 397 Topics in Game Design
    DC 341 Storytelling for Video Games
  • Game Programming Minor
    CSC 309 C++ for Programmers
    CSC 393 Data Structures in C++
    OR CSC 301 Data Structures in Java II
    GAM 245 Game Development II
    GAM 372 Object-Oriented Game Development
    OR SE 350 Object-Oriented Software Development
    GAM 374 Fundamentals of Game Programming I
    GPH 321 Computer Graphics Development I
  • Graphic Design Minor
    GD 105 Intro to Visual Design
    GD 200 Graphic Design I
    GD 300 Graphic Design II
    GD 230 Typography
    3 courses from the following list and/or any GD course (at least 1 must be GD)
    ANI 101 Animation for Non-Majors
    ANI 201 Animation I
    ANI 230 3D Design and Modeling
    ANI 260 Motion Graphics
    ANI 360 Advanced Motion Graphics
    DC 125 Digital Still Photography for Non-Majors
    DC 220 Editing I
    DC 225 Digital Still Photography
    DC 321 Production Design
    DC 376 Visual Design
    ISM 220 Interactive Design and Prototyping
    ISM 222 Information Visualization
    ISM 320 Advanced Principles of Interactivity
    ISM 270 User-Centered Web Design
    IT 130 Introductory Computing for the Web
    2 of the following courses may substitute for 1 course
    GD 350 Portfolio Workshop
    GD 150 Illustrator Workshop
    GD 151 Photoshop Workshop
    GD 152 Indesign Workshop
  • Information and Computing in the Modern World
    ECT 250 Internet, Commerce, and Society
    HCI 201 Multimedia and the World Wide Web
    IS 201 Introduction to Information Systems
    IT 215 Analysis and Design Techniques
    CSC 223 The Impact of Computing Technology On Our Lives
    OR IT 228 Ethics in Computer Games and Cinema
    OR CSC 208 Ethics in Technology
    OR IS 208 Information Technology, Economy and Society
    IS 324 Enterprise Architecture
    OR IS 331 Fundamentals of Digital Product Management
    OR IT 398 Topics in Global Information Technology
  • Interactive and Social Media Minor
    ISM 101 Foundations of Interactive and Social Media
    ISM 210 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
    ISM 220 Interactive Design and Prototyping
    IT 130 Introductory Computing for the Web
    OR GD 110 Web Design
    ISM 270 User-Centered Web Design
    OR ISM 320 Advanced Principles of Interactivity
    Elective from the list of required and elective courses from the Interactive and Social Media Major.
  • Information Systems Minor
    IT 240 Introduction to Databases
    IS 201 Introduction to Information Systems
    IS 215 Analysis and Design Techniques
    IS 372 Software Project Management
    IS 373 Introduction to Enterprise Systems
    IT 263 Applied Networks and Security
  • Information Technology Minor
    IT 130 Introductory Computing for the Web
    IT 240 Introduction to Databases
    IT 231 Web Development I
    IT 211 Introduction to Applied Programming
    ISM 210 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
    Choose one course from the following list:
    IT 212 Applied OO Programming
    IT 232 Web Development II
    IT 238 Interactive Web Scripting
    CSC 299 Sophomore Lab in Applied Computing
    IT 320 Content Management Systems
  • Network Technology Minor
    CSC 211 Programming in Java I
    OR CSC 261 Programming in C++ I
    CSC 212 Programming in Java II
    OR CSC 262 Programming in C++ II
    IS 201 Introduction to Information Systems
    IT 263 Applied Networks and Security
    TDC 362 Principles of Data Communications
    TDC 363 Introduction to Local Area Networks
    TDC 365 Network Interconnection Technologies
  • Sound Design Minor
    DC 215 Introduction to Sound Design
    DC 312 Scoring for Film and Video
    DC 313 Production Sound
    DC 315 Post-Production Sound Design
    3 courses from the following list
    ANI 315 Audio for Animation
    GAM 250 Digital Sound for Computer Games
    DC 317 Advanced Sound Mixing
    DC 318 Advanced Dialogue Editing
    DC 319 Advanced Sound Effects Recording and Editing
    DC 113 Audio for Podcasts and Other Media
  • Television Production Minor
    DC 201 Introduction to Screenwriting
    DC 220 Editing I
    DC 210 Digital Cinema Production I
    TV 271 Introduction to Television Production
    3 courses from the following list:
    TV 289 The Business of Television
    TV 301 Television Program Development
    TV 320 Editing for Television
    TV 330 Webisode Production
    DC 272 Introduction to Television Writing
    DC 306 Writing the Sitcom
    DC 307 Writing the Episodic Drama
    DC 371 Documentary Production
    TV 372 Topics in TV Production
    VFX 200 Introduction to Visual Effects
  • Visual Effects Minor
    ANI 230 3D Design and Modeling
    ANI 379 3D Compositing
    DC 220 Editing I
    DC 325 Color Correction
    VFX 200 Introduction to Visual Effects
    VFX 278 Digital Compositing I
    VFX 378 Digital Compositing II
  • Writing for Film and Television Minor
    DC 101 Screenwriting for Majors
    OR DC 201 Introduction to Screenwriting
    DC 222 Classic Hollywood Film Structure
    OR DC 229 Television Genres
    5 courses from the following list:
    DC 301 Advanced Screenwriting I
    DC 302 Advanced Screenwriting II
    DC 303 Rewriting the Feature Film Script
    DC 308 Writing On Assignment
    DC 309 Feature Development
    DC 344 Advanced Screenwriting Lab
    DC 272 Introduction to Television Writing
    DC 306 Writing the Sitcom
    DC 307 Writing the Episodic Drama
    TV 301 Television Program Development

Basic guidelines for completing a minor

To complete a minor a student must satisfy the following requirements:
  • A grade of at least C- must be earned in each minor course
  • Earn at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to the minor;
  • Not select the pass/fail option for courses in the minor;
  • Meet the following residency requirement: no more than 50% of the requirements of a minor may be fulfilled by transfer credits, AP credit, IB credit or CLEP credit;
  • Finally, students cannot earn a minor in their major program.

CDM minors for CDM students

To obtain a minor in CDM when the major is also in CDM, a student must satisfy all of the requirements above and:

  • Satisfy all requirements for the major
  • Satisfy all requirements for the minor
  • Take at least 6 courses in the minor area that do not count towards their CDM major

Note: If you have already taken some of the courses listed under your minor on this page, work with your advisor to choose six distinct courses within the minor program area.

Courses required to fulfill a minor are determined by the unit in which the minor resides.

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