UNO COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION, FINE ARTS & MEDIA
Five Academic Units • Nine degrees• One College
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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.
Bachelor of Music Performance OR Bachelor of Music Education (K-12 certification)
- Majors in brass, keyboard, percussion, strings, voice, woodwinds, composition & music technology
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
- General major OR focus areas in performance/directing OR design/technical
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
- Tracks available: fiction, poetry & creative nonfiction
Bachelor of Arts in Communication OR Bachelor of Science in Communication
- Majors in broadcast news OR broadcasting/new media (technology)
- Majors in news editorial OR public relations/advertising
- 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.
- 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:
- Attend a New Student Orientation session (FALL admits only are required)*
- Take placement exams (if required)*
- Submit immunization records to student health*
- Meet with an adviser to register for classes - group advising for fall semester**, individual advising the remainder of the year
- 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
Katie Cameron, 402-554-2238, firstname.lastname@example.org
BROADCASTING, JOURNALISM, SPEECH COMMUNICATION
Lisa German, 402-554-3244, email@example.com
Dr. Melissa Berke, 402-554-3609, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
- Go to: http://www.unomaha.edu/cfam/
- Click on STUDENTS
- To the left, click on PROGRAMS & follow the prompts.