The Department of Transmedia offers four undergraduate minors.

Animation and Visual Effects
Art Photography
Computer Gaming

Animation and Visual Effects

The core requirements of this minor introduce professional animation and visual effects techniques, which then are applied to advanced collaborative courses focusing on one of the two emphasis (or both). The menu selection courses allow students to investigate studies that are critically related to the topic, allowing for both broad and specific research geared toward their own particular interests.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in this minor should meet with the faculty contact. Prospective students must submit a current transcript, a letter of interest not to exceed 1,500 words, and any work in the form of digital media files on CD or DVD that may be related to the minor. There are no absolute requirements in terms of number of works or GPA – acceptance into the minor will be made solely by the faculty contact for the minor upon review of application materials. Students need to maintain a 3.0 GPA average in the minor curriculum; otherwise they may be disenrolled from the minor.

Full curriculum for the animation minor

Faculty Contact

Heath Hanlin
Associate Professor


Art Photography

The minor in art photography extends the opportunity to learn the foundations of traditional and digital photography while exploring the creative potentials of the medium.

All students in the minor are trained to use a wide array of camera formats while learning both darkroom and digital processes. Students with a strong personal vision are invited to participate in seminar classes along with our majors. These courses provide an intense critique environment culminating in the production of a professional-level portfolio. Students more interested in the historical, theoretical, and nontraditional perspectives of photography may choose from a menu of electives. Image making has a prominent role in book, installation, conceptual, and performance art; our courses reflect the multifaceted nature of contemporary photography.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in this minor should meet with the faculty contact. Prospective students must submit a current transcript and portfolio. Acceptance into the minor will be made solely by the faculty contact for the minor upon review of application materials. You need to maintain a 3.0 GPA in the minor curriculum; otherwise, you may be expelled from the minor. The minor is limited to 15 students.

Full curriculum for the art photography minor

Faculty Contact

Yasser Aggour
Associate Professor


Computer Gaming

The minor in computer gaming creates a focus for students interested in the practical, social, and theoretical aspects of computer/video games.

The core requirements of this minor introduce the primary methods and concepts that are key to the production of computer/video games. The elective courses direct students to investigate a range of studies that are critically related to gaming, allowing for both broader and/or specific research.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in this minor should meet with the faculty contact. Prospective students must submit a current transcript, a letter of interest not to exceed 1,500 words, and any work in the form of digital media files on CD or DVD that may be related to the minor. There are no absolute requirements in terms of number of works or GPA. Acceptance into the minor will be made solely by the faculty contact for the minor upon review of application materials. Students need to maintain a 3.0 GPA average in the minor curriculum; otherwise they may be expelled from the minor. Limited to 10 students.

Full curriculum for the computer gaming minor

Faculty Contact

Heath Hanlin
Associate Professor