Approval of Minor Change to the Media Arts Option within the BA in Communication Design

Executive Memorandum 12-032

February 28, 2012

From: Paul J. Zingg, President

Subject: Executive Memorandum 12-032, Approval of Minor Change to the Media Arts Option within the BA in Communication Design

Upon the recommendation of the Provost, I approve a minor change to the Media Arts Option within the BA in Communication Design.  The number of required option core courses will increase from 5 to 7.  The areas within the Production electives will be deleted and will be replaced with one list of electives for the student to choose from.  The 3 units of Theory, Aesthetics, or Performance will be deleted, and a 3 unit Capstone will be added in its place.  In all, the option units will increase from 33 to 39, increasing the major requirements from 51-63 to 57-63.  This change will be effective fall 2012 and will bring the option to current standards, better preparing students for employment in the field and graduate level work.