New Media and Digital Design
An interdisciplinary major in New Media and Digital Design draws simultaneously from Visual Arts, Business, Computer Science, and Communication and Media Studies, preparing graduates for innovative and thoughtful leadership in this rapidly-evolving field. This program aims to bridge boundaries on multiple levels -- to bring together several relevant disciplines and both theory and practice while also offering guided flexibility to students in building a course of study. In so doing, it aims to equip graduates with multiple knowledge sets and also the ingenuity and initiative needed to succeed in this protean field.
The major is organized to allow students to choose a particular orientation within the expansive field of New Media.
Students select one of three concentrations:
- New Media and Information
- New Media and Design
- New Media and Commerce
This is a 12 course major, comprised of 6 electives and a core of 6 required courses – 2 from Communication and Media Studies; 2 from Visual Arts, and 1 each from Business and Computer Science.
The major seeks to delineate pathways to careers in journalism and media organizations; art and design; and business and entrepreneurship. Digital media comprise a rapidly-growing employment area whose significance demands leadership at once inventive and mindful. This interdisciplinary major aims to create such leaders, whose career success will be propelled equally by innovative capability and deep social, historical and ethical understanding.