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: Gregg Perkins, Associate Professor, Communication 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 61 credits, and designated elective courses offered within the participating programs, for a minimum of 76 total credits.

Degree Requirements

Interdisciplinary Core (16 courses/61 credits)

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

3

MUS 109Recording and Electronic Music II

3

MUS 191World Music

3

WRI 200Introduction to Creative Writing

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

COM 380Culture, Society and Computing Technology

4

or

COM 323Frontiers of Communication

4

or

COM 463Multimedia and Installation Art

4

ART 499Senior Project

4

or

COM 499Senior Project

4

or

MUS 499Senior Project in Music

3

or

ITM 499Independent Study in Information and Technology Management

1-4

*Can take COM 380 or COM 323 to satisfy core. If both are taken, one will count toward a COM 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 Concentration Electives (15–16 credits):

ART 153Beginning Drawing

4

ART 154Figure Drawing

4

ART 200Handbuilding

4

ART 201Introduction to Painting

4

ART 202Beginning Sculpture

4

ART 203Beginning Printmaking

4

ART 207Beginning Digital Illustration

4

ART 208Beginning Photography

4

ART 217Beginning 3-D Animation

4

ART 221Ceramic Sculpture

4

ART 222Wheel Throwing

4

ART 223Terra Cotta and Raku

4

ART 224Murals, Tiles and Mosaics

4

ART 238Animation I

4

ART 250Observational Painting

4

ART 251Mixed-Media Painting

4

ART 252Experimental Painting

4

ART 300Advanced Ceramics

4

ART 302Advanced Sculpture

4

ART 303Advanced Printmaking

4

ART 304Advanced Drawing

4

ART 305Introduction to Graphic Design

4

ART 306Graphic Design II

4

ART 308Advanced Photography

4

ART 317Advanced 3-D Animation

4

ART 400Special Problems in Ceramics

1-6

ART 401Special Problems in Painting

1-6

ART 402Special Problems in Sculpture

1-6

ART 403Special Problems in Printmaking

1-6

ART 404Special Problems in Drawing

1-6

ART 408Special Problems in Photography

1-6

ART 410Special Problems in Digital Art

1-6

ART 415Special Problems Graphic Design

1-6

ART 417Special Problems in 3-D Animation

1-6

ART 430Physical Computing

4

Total Credit Hours:15

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

Communication

COM 232Visual Literacy

4

COM 315Web Design

4

COM 312Narrative Production

4

COM 313Documentary Production

4

COM 314Experimental Filmmaking

4

COM 323Frontiers of Communication

4

COM 363DVD Design and Production

4

COM 380Culture, Society and Computing Technology

4

COM 463Multimedia and Installation Art

4

Total Credit Hours:40

*May use one of these courses as an elective if the other one is used in the core.

Information Technology Management

BUS 101Introduction to Global Business

4

ITM 220Information 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, Design, and Project Management

4

ITM 350IS Security and Risk Management

4

ITM 408Data and Information Management

4

ITM 430Global Information Systems Management

4

ITM 466Business Intelligence and Analytics

4

Total Credit Hours:20

Technical information systems courses:

ITM 280IT Infrastructure

4

ITM 410Advanced IT Infrastructure

4

ITM 419Enterprise Architecture and Systems Design

4

ITM 495Special Topics in Information and Technology Management

4

Total Credit Hours:16

English and writing

COM 225Media Writing

4

COM 226Introduction to Scriptwriting for Motion Pictures and Television

4

COM 383Writing for Advertising

4

COM 384Writing for Public Relations

4

ENG 201World Literature I

4

ENG 202World Literature II

4

ENG 214Introduction to Literary Theory

4

ENG 312Contemporary World Literature

4

ENG 324Post-Colonial Literature and Theory

4

ENG 337Multiethnic U.S. Literature and Film

4

JOU 271News Reporting and Writing

4

JOU 371Feature 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

Total Credit Hours:16

Music

MUS 100Music Fundamentals

3

MUS 102Music for Life

3

MUS 110Piano Class I

1

MUS 111Piano Class II

1

MUS 112Aural Skills I

2

MUS 113Aural Skills II

2

MUS 122Music Theory I

2

MUS 123Music Theory II

2

MUS 192World Music Drumming Ensemble

0-1

Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 76