Profiles of Electronic Media Programs & Schools

Programs to consider:

Middle Tennessee State University

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design, B. S. Electronic Media Communication with Specialization in Digital Animation

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $5,256, nonresidents $18,960 for the 2011 – 2012 school year.  Tuition does not include fees of $1,498 per year.

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Degrees Offered: B. F. A. with Concentration in Electronic and Time-Based Media, Bachelor of Computer Science and Art (combined program), B. F. A. Communication Design; Masters of Entertainment Technology

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate $44,800 for the 2012 – 2013 school year, graduate (M. E. T.) $37,926 for the 2011 – 2012 school year.  Tuition does not include undergraduate fees of $880 or graduate fees of $642 per year. 

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Electronic Media

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $4,816, nonresidents $23,432 for the 2010 – 2011 school year.  Tuition does not include fees of $1,850 per year.

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At Animation Career Review we have published dozens of articles detailing the different types of degree programs available in animation, design, gaming, and related fields. Each article defines the program, details the typical coursework involved and notes the type of career paths available to someone with that particualr degree. Bookmark this handy dandy list for future use.

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New Media

What Does New Media Mean?

According to PC Magazine, new media refers to forms of communicating in the digital world, which includes publishing on CDs, DVDs and, most significantly, over the Internet. It implies that the user obtains the material via desktop and laptop computers, smartphones and tablets. Every company in the developed world is involved with new media. PC Mag also defines new media as a concept that new methods of communicating in the digital world allow smaller groups of people to congregate online and share, sell, and swap goods and information. It also allows more people to have a voice in their community and in the world in general (www.pcmag.com). Examples of new media include interactive digital media such as the Internet, computer games, eBooks, and even electronic billboards. 


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Electronic Media

What Does Electronic Media Mean?

Electronic media has a number of definitions. Some professionals define electronic media as electronic forms of publication such as websites, social networking sites, and blogs. Others say electronic media refers to broadcast or storage media that take advantage of electronic technology. Electronic media may include television, radio, Internet, fax, CD-ROMs, DVD, and any other medium that requires electricity or digital encoding of information. The term 'electronic media' is often used in contrast with ‘print media’ (www.businessdictionary.com).

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Entertainment Designer

What Does Entertainment Design Mean?

Entertainment design is one of the industry’s newest fields. According to a California-based entertainment company, entertainment design was created in response to “the rise of computer graphics and digital technologies in recent years.” This interdisciplinary practice incorporates elements of all areas of animation as well as character design, film design, graphic design, motion graphic design, transportation design, user interface design, and product design.

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Degrees Offered: B. S. Art with Concentration in Graphic Design, 2D Arts (Computer Art); B. F. A. Fine Arts with Concentration in Graphic Design, Computer Art; B. A. and B. S. Communication with Concentration in Electronic Media; M. A. Art (Studio) with Concentration in Graphic Design; M. F. A. Fine Art with Concentration in Graphic Design

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Degrees Offered:  B. F. A. Electronic Visualization, Graphic Design; M. F. A. Graphic Design, New Media Arts

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $12,284, nonresidents $24,674; graduate residents $14,982, nonresidents $26,980 for the 2010 – 2011 school year.  These figures include tuition differentials for the School of Architecture and the Arts.  Fees of approximately $2,700 per year are additional.

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Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Graphic Design or Electronic and Digital Media

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $4,099 (Tampa) or $3,677 (St. Petersburg), nonresidents $12,747 (Tampa) or $12,331 (St. Petersburg) for the 2010 – 2011 school year

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