Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media

Program:
Minor in Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media
Program Code:
6324 Animation&Comics Story Media
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS16
College:
College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
School of Journalism
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

School of Journalism

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media

The Minor in Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media, administered by the School of Journalism, provides a strong foundation in history, theory and production of storytelling using animation and comics. Students acquire production skills to visually represent issues, events, narrative, instruction, history and entertainment and use critical thinking as they study storytelling content, context, ethics and the cultural, global and historical impacts of these forms for various media platforms and audiences. Upon completion of the minor, students will have gained necessary skills to research, create and produce digital, interactive and immersive 2D/3D animation, comics, graphic novels, and cartoons.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate adviser in the School of Journalism to apply. Applications will be reviewed prior to semester enrollment.

Requirements for the Minor in Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media

Complete 15 credits from the following:
1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
JRN 212 2D Animation Storytelling 3
JRN 213 Animation, Comics, Culture and Graphic Novels in Media 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
JRN 338 Visualizing Data with Information Graphics 3
JRN 413 3D Animation Storytelling 3
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
ENG 325 Readings in Graphic Narrative 3
JRN 312 Stop Motion Animation Storytelling 3
JRN 313 Political Cartoons 3
JRN 338 Visualizing Data with Information Graphics 3
JRN 413 3D Animation Storytelling 3
JRN 445 Images and Messages 3
Journalism 338 and 413 may not be used to fulfill both requirement 2. and 3.


 
Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media, MNUN (6324)

Required Credits: 16    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: Minor - Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media - 2D Animation Storytelling
Minor - Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media - 2D Animation Storytelling: 1 course from JRN212

Requirement 2: Minor - Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media - Animation, Comics, Culture and Graphic Novels in Media
Minor - Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media - Animation, Comics, Culture and Graphic Novels in Media: 1 course from JRN213

Requirement 3: Minor - Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media - Required Elective 1
Minor - Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media - Required Elective 1: 1 course from JRN338, JRN413

Requirement 4: Minor - Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media - Required Elective 2
Minor - Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media - Required Elective 2: 2 courses from ENG325, JRN312, JRN313, JRN338, JRN413, JRN445

Requirement 5
16 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.