New Media Production Degree Interdisciplinary Program

Faculty: Art, Communication, English and Writing, Information Technology Management and Music faculty participate in the delivery of this degree program. Coordinator: Santiago Echeverry, Associate Professor, Art Department.

New Media Production (NMP) is an interdisciplinary program including courses offered in art, communication, information and technology management, music and writing, and is administered collaboratively by these departments. The program focuses on designing and creating applications for interactive media, mobile platforms and the Internet for both commercial and artistic intent. NMP studies the associations between these areas in the context of academic scholarship, aesthetic exploration and technical research. After completing the required courses in the core, students can choose to concentrate on a specific area and continue their research in the field of their choice in order to be better prepared for graduate school or the professional world.

Students are required to take 16 core courses, totaling 62-65 credits, and designated elective courses offered within the participating programs, for a minimum of 78 total credits.

Degree Requirements

Interdisciplinary Core

ART 210Beginning Digital Arts

4

ART 211Art and Technology

4

ART 310Advanced Digital Arts

4

ART 311Online Production

4

ITM 251Application Development

4

ITM 360Advanced Application Development

4

MUS 108Recording and Electronic Music I

4

MUS 109Recording and Electronic Music II

4

MUS 301Interactive Arts Ensemble

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WRI 220Writing on and for the Web

4

COM 346Writing for Interactive Media

4

COM 224Mass Media and Society

4

COM 241Introduction to Sound, Image and Motion

4

COM 381Digital Imaging

4

And one of the following courses:

COM 380Culture, Society and Computing Technology

4

COM 323Frontiers of Communication

4

And one of the following courses:

ART 430Physical Computing

4

ART 463Multimedia and Installation Art

4

And one of the following courses:

ART 499Senior Project

4

COM 499Senior Project

4

MUS 499Senior Project in Music

3

ITM 499Independent Study in Information and Technology Management

1-4

Total Credit Hours:62-65

Can take COM 380 or COM 323 to satisfy core. If both are taken, one will count toward a COM elective.

Can take ART 430 or ART 463 to satisfy core. If both are taken, one will count toward an ART elective.

The senior project is discipline-specific, so only one of the 499s is taken, depending on the student’s area of interest and expertise, and requires a faculty adviser for the project.

Interdisciplinary Electives

Choose 15 to 16 credits from any of the following course areas to receive a concentration in that area:

Art Concentration Electives

ART 153Beginning Drawing

4

ART 204Beginning Design

4

ART 207Beginning Digital Illustration

4

ART 208Beginning Photography

4

ART 2133-D Modeling and Texturing

4

ART 217Beginning 3-D Animation

4

ART 238Animation I

4

ART 281History of Graphic Design

4

ART 305Introduction to Graphic Design

4

ART 306Graphic Design II

4

ART 308Advanced Photography

4

ART 309Typography

4

ART 317Advanced 3-D Animation

4

ART 408Special Problems in Photography

1-6

ART 410Special Problems in Digital Art

1-6

ART 415Special Problems Graphic Design

1-6

ART 420Sustainable Design

4

ART 417Special Problems in 3-D Animation

1-6

ART 430Physical Computing

4

May use ART 430 as an elective if COM 463 is used in the core.

Combined Special Problems classes can add up to a maximum of 4 credits total

New Media Production (NMP) Majors must take ART 213, ART 217, ART 317, and ART 430 or COM 463 in order to have a concentration in Art and graduate with a Minor in Digital Arts.

New Media Production (NMP) Majors must take ART 153 or ART 154, ART 204, ART 305, ART 306, ART 309 and ART 281 or ART 420 in order to have a concentration in Art and graduate with a Minor in Graphic Design.

Communication Concentration Electives

COM 225Media Writing

4

COM 226Introduction to Scriptwriting for Motion Pictures and Television

4

COM 232Visual Literacy

4

COM 242Digital Citizenship

4

COM 260American Cinema

4

COM 261World Cinema

4

COM 312Narrative Production

4

COM 313Documentary Production

4

COM 314Experimental Filmmaking

4

COM 323Frontiers of Communication

4

COM 331The Creative Triangle

4

COM 339Mobile Application Design

4

COM 380Culture, Society and Computing Technology

4

COM 340Screenwriting I

4

COM 342Producing for Motion Picture and Digital Media

4

COM 460Senior Seminar in Film and Digital Production

4

May use COM 380 or COM 323 as an elective if the other one is used in the core. May use COM 463 as an elective if ART 430 is used in the core.

In order to graduate with a concentration in Communication and a Minor in Communication, New Media Production (NMP) Majors must take COM 225 or COM 226, COM 232, COM 242, and two electives including at least one 300- or 400-level course. These electives can include any courses listed in the Communication curriculum, whether they are delivered by Communication or other departments.

In order to graduate with a concentration in Communication and a Minor in Film and Media Arts focusing on Production, New Media Production (NMP) Majors must take COM 226, COM 260 or COM 261, COM 312 or COM 313 or COM 314, COM 331 or COM 342, and COM 460

Information Technology Management

BUS 101Introduction to Global Business

4

ITM 220Management Information Systems

4

Total Credit Hours:8

By taking BUS 101, ITM 220, ITM 251 and ITM 360, a NMP major would only need to take two additional courses (8 credits) from the list below for a minor in MIS

Information analysis and management courses:

ITM 318Systems Analysis and Design

4

ITM 350Information Security Principles

4

ITM 408Data and Information Management

4

ITM 466Business Intelligence and Analytics

4

ITM Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:20

Technical information systems courses:

ITM 280IT Infrastructure

4

ITM 380Network Security

4

ITM 419Enterprise Architecture and Governance

4

ITM 495Special Topics in Information and Technology Management

4

Total Credit Hours:16

English and Writing Concentration Electives

COM 383Writing for Advertising

4

COM 384Writing for Public Relations

4

LIT 201World Literature I

4

LIT 202World Literature II

4

LIT 214Introduction to Literary Theory

4

LIT 312Contemporary World Literature

4

LIT 324Post-Colonial Literature and Theory

4

LIT 337Multiethnic U.S. Literature and Film

4

JOU 271News Reporting and Writing

4

JOU 371Feature Writing

4

WRI 200Introduction to Creative Writing

4

WRI 240Writing Drama

4

WRI 250Poetry Writing I

4

WRI 260Fiction Writing I

4

WRI 274Creative Nonfiction

4

WRI 281Technical Writing

4

WRI 285Information Design

4

WRI 351Poetry Writing II

4

WRI 361Fiction Writing II

4

WRI 362Multigenre Creative Writing Seminar

4

Music Concentration Electives

MUS 100Music Fundamentals

3

MUS 102Music for Life

3

MUS 112Aural Skills I

2

MUS 113Aural Skills II

2

MUS 122Music Theory I

2

MUS 123Music Theory II

2

MUS 191World Music

3

MUS 195Introduction to Jazz

3

MUS 210Concert Recording Practicum

2

MUS 303Studio Production Ensemble

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Total Credit Hours: 78