New Media and Digital Design

Degree Options: Major, Minor
Locations*: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill 
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*Available to students on both campuses, but certain required courses may only be offered at Lincoln Center. Applicants interested in pursuing the program from Rose Hill can get more information from the dean of their college after enrollment as part of first-year academic advising.​

Join the next generation of digital revolutionaries in a new interdisciplinary media program.

Student in front of screen with waveform - LGYou are in the midst of digital revolution. We are discovering new media and ways to communicate seemingly every day. As a new media and digital design major, you’ll join the next generation of digital leaders in a new interdisciplinary program at Fordham.

Our program combines the forces of multiple departments: communication and media studies, visual arts, English, computer and information science, and business.

You’ll develop innovative technical capabilities. You’ll examine the new modes of information-gathering, collaboration, democratic participation, and self-expression. You’ll gain a deep social, historical, and ethical understanding of new media.

And you’ll graduate ready to skillfully navigate an ever-evolving media environment.

But you’ll learn more than new media and digital design here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, history, mathematics, languages, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.

We want you to excel in your field—and as a human being.

  • As a major in new media and digital design, you have three concentrations to choose from:

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

    You take 11 classes—four core courses, an ethics, new media and digital design course, and six electives.


    We take advantage of our unique location at Lincoln Center, right in the heart of NYC, to connect you to New York City’s thriving media industry. We think internships are so important—and often lead to jobs—that we require you to take at least one before graduation.

    Fordham’s Career Services offers CareerLink, database of thousands of job and internship opportunities exclusively for Fordham students.


    The Edward A. Walsh Digital Media Laboratory supports teaching, research, and production in new media, networking, and media convergence.

    • Designed for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students
    • Mac-based lab
    • High-def digital cameras
    • Classroom for group instruction
    • Workroom for individualized projects and research
    • Production room for video, audio, and multimedia


    At the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, media scholars cast a critical eye on media performance, policy, management, and ethics to understand how to sustain a media system that functions as a business while serving the public interest.

    On-Campus Media

    Gain practical experience on campus at:

    • WFUV, Fordham’s Public Media
    • Fordham Nightly News
    • The Ram
    • The Observer

    Study Abroad

    Study abroad enriches you academically, culturally, and personally. There is a globe of possibilities available through Fordham’s International and Study Abroad Program.

  • Explorations in Digital Media
    Information and Data Management
    Cyberspace: Ethics and Issues
    Minds, Machines and Society
    New Media and Sports
    Digital Workshop and Tools for Creative Writers
    New Media Economics and Organizations
    Art, Design and Politics
    Digital Photography II

  • You’ll graduate with a deep understanding of how new media functions, how it makes meaning, and how to use it practically (and wisely) in a wide variety of professional settings.

    Get a job, right? Yes, but you want more: a career. Our career services tap Fordham’s ties with more than 3,500 companies. We offer:

    • Post-graduation career search
    • Resume development, Interviewing practice
    • Networking skill development
    • Hands-on case-study sessions with industry executives
    • Field-specific advising/coaching

    You also get access to our powerful (and Fordham-loyal) alumni network, who want to see you succeed as they have.

New Media and Digital Design Degree

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