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UNO COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION, FINE ARTS & MEDIA
Five Academic Units •  Nine degrees•  One College
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PROGRAM INFORMATION


ART & ART HISTORY
Bachelor of Arts in Art History
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

  • Concentrations in traditional studio art(drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, book arts, sculpture, intermedia) OR
  • Visual Technology (graphic arts, electronic imaging, photography or digital cinema through cooperative program with MCC)
  • K-12 certification available for studio art majors

UNO/MCC COOPERATIVE PROGRAM – STUDIO ART - VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
For those students wishing to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree with a concentration in Graphic Communication Art & Design, Electronic Imaging, Photography, or Digital Cinema, we offer a cooperative studio art
program with Metropolitan Community College. These programs are listed under
our STUDIO ART major.

MUSIC
Bachelor of Music Performance OR Bachelor of Music Education (K-12 certification)

  • Majors in brass, keyboard, percussion, strings, voice, woodwinds, composition & music technology

THEATRE
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

  • General major OR focus areas in performance/directing OR design/technical

WRITER’S WORKSHOP
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

  • Tracks available: fiction, poetry & creative nonfiction

COMMUNICATION
Bachelor of Arts in Communication OR Bachelor of Science in Communication
Broadcasting

  • Majors in broadcast news OR broadcasting/new media (technology)

Journalism

  • Majors in news editorial OR public relations/advertising

Speech Communication

  • Focus areas in Interpersonal & Intercultural Communication, Public & Political Communication, Organizational Communication & Employee Relations, Communication Training & Instructional Development

    CFAM - COLLEGE INFORMATION

STUDENTS      Currently enrolled in CFAM = 877

UNIQUE TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS - minimum GPA

  • To transfer into CFAM = 2.25
  • To be admitted to the Teacher Prep program (for K-12 students) = 2.5
  • To take upper level journalism/broadcasting/speech comm. classes = 2.5
  • We will ONLY accept grades of C- or better for transfer

PRE-ADVISING ARRANGEMENT (PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS)

  • We have two advisers who will meet with prospective students to go over program information, give tours of our facilities, complete a worksheet with transfer equivalencies and answer questions about transferring to CFAM.

  • We will not meet with students on a quarterly or semester by semester basis UNTIL they are admitted to our college/UNO.

  • Depending on the time of year, it might take a few days or weeks before we are able to schedule an appointment with a prospective student (October/November & March/April are our heavy advising months).

  • What to bring: unofficial transcripts with course #’s & grades, syllabi may be required to accept some transfer courses. Writing samples or samples of work may be necessary for admission to some major courses.

REQUIRED TESTS

  • MPE - Math placement is required unless student has passed Intermediate Algebra or above or has an ACT Math subscore of 19 or above (good for 5 years)

  • EPPE - English placement is required unless a student has passed English Composition at another institution

  • PPST – required before K-12 students can enter the Teacher Prep Program.

COURSES NOT TO TAKE PRIOR TO ADMITTING
Upper level courses in the major – it is best to check with Katie Cameron or Lisa German to see if an upper level (3000/4000 level course) will transfer as a major course.

LIMIT TO HOW MANY HOUR ONE CAN TAKE

  • Fine arts limits the number of credit hours taken in the major to 87, communication limits it to 45

  • Communication limits the # of hours one can take in any one discipline to count towards humanities, social science & natural science requirements

  • CFAM does not use MCC Human Relations OR Micro-computer fundamentals courses towards anything but elective credit

  • UNO can accept ONLY 96 quarter/64 semester hours from a 2-year school

APPLYING TO CFAM/UNO

On the UNO undergraduate application:

  • Select the College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media
  • We don’t have an UNDECIDED major.
  • Students interested in Visual Technology (graphic arts, electronic imaging, photography & digital cinema), should select STUDIO ART as their major)

ONCE STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED TO CFAM:  What to Expect

AFTER ADMISSION TO UNO
ALL students admitted to CFAM are required to do the following:

  1. Attend a New Student Orientation session (FALL admits only are required)*
  2. Take placement exams (if required)*
  3. Submit immunization records to student health*
  4. Meet with an adviser to register for classes  - group advising for fall semester**, individual advising the remainder of the year
  5. Audition (Music* & Theatre majors ONLY)

*       Must be completed before registering for classes with an adviser

**      Although the first advising session for fall is done in groups of up to 8 students,
we are always available to meet one-on-one, as needed, with our students.

ABOUT ACADEMIC ADVISING
Prospective & Incoming students MUST meet with one of the following advisers:
            ART, THEATRE, CREATIVE WRITING


            BROADCASTING, JOURNALISM, SPEECH COMMUNICATION



MUSIC

NOTE: New students meet with their respective “incoming” adviser two times before moving on to a faculty adviser in their area of study. Students meet with the faculty
adviser for the remainder of their time in CFAM.

Advising Flags/Holds
Students with advising holds MUST meet with an adviser before registering. They are:

  • Incoming students (freshmen & transfers)
  • Theatre, broadcasting, journalism & speech comm. majors
  • All seniors with 100+ credit hours (required to complete a senior check with the dean’s office)
  • Students on probation & coming off suspension - probationary students are required on additional meeting with the dean’s office adviser each semester they are on probation.


COLLEGE GATHERINGS & MEETINGS

  • 101 SESSIONS - Incoming students for fall semester are highly encouraged to attend these welcome sessions which are designed to acquaint them with their school or department. They will meet faculty, staff & current students and learn about courses, extracurricular activities and a plethora of other useful information.

  • HONORS PROGRAM - students admitted to the honors program will meet to go over guidelines and meet other honors students in the college

  • STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS - Various CFAM student organizations meet regularly, on and off campus

  • MAJORS - Theatre & Music majors have courses that requires them to meet together weekly

 

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Our program brochures & worksheets are available on our website.

  1. Go to: http://www.unomaha.edu/cfam/
  2. Click on STUDENTS
  3. To the left, click on PROGRAMS & follow the prompts.