New Media and Digital Design

Undergraduate Major in New Media and Digital Design, Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Student in front of screen with waveform - LGFordham’s undergraduate program in New Media and Digital Design links theory and practice to enable students to create, succeed and lead in an array of digital technology areas and careers.

Combining the forces of Communication and Media Studies, Computer and Information Science, Visual Arts, Creative Writing and the Gabelli School of Business, this interdisciplinary major aims to develop innovators whose career success will be propelled by a fluent understanding of the cultural, aesthetic, and economical applications and implications of design theory and practice in a digital age. 

Our faculty are leaders in the fields of digital communication, graphic design, video and multimedia storytelling, computer and information science, and digital business strategy and development. Throughout the program, students will engage a mix if disciplinary areas and learning modes. Through critical analysis, digital research, collaborative discussion, a required internship experience, and hands-on work including an exhibited Capstone Project, they will learn to use contemporary technologies for digital design and production, data management and analysis, expression, persuasion and storytelling, digital marketing, digital entrepreneurship and e-commerce. With our ethical orientation and coursework, all students will explore the ethics and values embedded in contemporary paradigms for designing digital media that operate at intimate, local, and global scales.

Our major offers three concentrations, each comprised of a distinctive mix of courses from contributing departments and programs:

 

  • New Media and Information
  • Art, Text and Design
  • New Media and Commerce


Up to two courses may be selected from other concentrations or from outside the program entirely, allowing students some customization in their course study.

 

 

New Media and Digital Design Brochure

For more information, contact: Dr. Amy Aronson, Program Director, at amaronson@fordham.edu.

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Learning Goals

Learning Goals for the Program in New Media and Digital Design:

Students will learn the cultural, aesthetic, and economic implications and applications of design theory and practice in a digital age.

Students will learn to utilize contemporary technologies for digital production, data management and analysis, successful expression, persuasion and storytelling, digital marketing, digital entrepreneurship and e-commerce.

Through critical analysis, research, discussion, and hands-on projects, students will learn the visual, conceptual and applied digital design skills needed to develop graphic design that will inform, persuade and engage.

Students will learn how to critically analyze and intervene in the design of information systems and infrastructures within economic, institutional, cultural, and community contexts.

Students will explore the ethics and values embedded in contemporary paradigms for designing digital media that operate at intimate, local, and global scales.

Executive Committee, 2016-17

Dr. Amy Aronson, Program Director, Department of Communication and Media Studies

Dr. Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, Department of Communication and Media Studies

Dr. John Carey, Gabelli School of Business

Dr. Gregory Donovan, Department of Communication and Media Studies

Ms. Sarah Gambito, Director, Creative Writing Program

Ms. Abby Goldstein, Director, Graphics Design Program, Department of Visual Arts

Dr. Lawrence M. Wolk, Department of Computer and Information Science