The New Media program is pleased to announce a new Minor in New Media available as of fall 2016. If you want skills to help you navigate how the digital revolution is changing everything from business to journalism to political science–or you just like making things with digital photography, video, or code–then a New Media Minor may be for you.
The field of New Media aims to understand the use and effect of emerging digital technologies that produce, store, transmit, and display information in innovative ways. More broadly, New Media studies the phenomena of emergence that the affordances of new digital technologies produce and how these technologies inform all disciplines, industries, and everyday life. New Media researchers want to know the ways digital technologies influence how we learn, interact, and socialize, as well as how social need and innovations change the communications that drive what New Media will become next.
Students in the New Media Minor learn effective ways to navigate changing user expectations in contemporary communication environments, gaining understanding about emerging media that can enhance the knowledge base and job skills of any major. The Minor provides a foundation for understanding new creative tools–across disciplines as diverse as Art, Communication, Computer Science, English, Engineering, Philosophy, Psychology, and Music–and empowers students to harness new media in their majors and professional careers.
New Media students have access to state-of-the-art tools and a new $10 million facility. Graduates go on to work for companies like Amazon and Apple or found their own startups that generate the creative economies and cultures of our state and our world.
The New Media Minor comprises six classes:
- 2 courses at the 100 level (NMD 100, 102, 104, 150, and/or 160);
- 2 courses from any of the documentary, interaction, storytelling, time-based, or network sequences (NMD 34x and 44x);
- 2 New Media electives of your choosing.
All of these courses can be applied to the Major for students wishing to expand their studies in New Media.
For more information, please contact Administrative Specialist Velma Figgins at (207) 581-4390, via First Class, or here.