Concentration Overview

New media and digital design have emerged as crucial components of contemporary communication. Our new media design concentration allows students to explore more fully the methods and practices associated with mobile communication technologies, multimedia, web, and digital graphic design while also developing knowledge and skills associated with traditional communication media. Within the nexus of these creative arenas, students are invited to tailor the Professional Writing: Creative & Strategic Content concentration to accommodate their individual interests.

 

Concentration Requirements

 

Major Requirements:

  1. COMM 200: Media Practicum
  2. COMM 251: Design Communication
  3. COMM 281: Communication Studies
  4. COMM 400: Internship in Communication
  5. COMM 473: Senior Seminar in Communication

 

At least three courses in multimedia design to be selected from the following:

  • COMM 151: Introduction to Design
  • COMM 351: Web Design
  • COMM 352: Print Design
  • COMM 451: Multimedia Campaign

 

At least three courses (12 hours) in visual and audio production to be selected from the following:

  • ART 204: Drawing and 2D Media
  • COMM 218: Introduction to Photography
  • COMM 321: Digital Film Production II
  • ART 330: Materials & Techniques of Printmaking
  • ART 331: Materials & Techniques of Painting
  • COMM 382: Radio Broadcasting
  • COMM 325: Documentary Film
  • COMM 326: Fiction Film

 

At least one course in cultural history and analysis to be selected from the following:

  • COMM 250: Design History
  • ART 291: Representations of the Holocaust
  • ART 306S: Modern & Contemporary Art
  • COMM 310: Sports Information: Communication & Culture
  • ART 310: History of Photography
  • COMM 314W: Advertising & Public Relations
  • COMM 316: Convergent Media: Social Media & Content Strategy
  • COMM 383: Digital Rhetoric and Cultures
  • COMM 399: Film & Television Studeis

 

Supportive Requirements:

  • Completion of the intermediate level of a foreign language.

 

12 Courses: 48 hours

 

Minor Requirements:

  • COMM 180 : Public Communication in the Digital Age
  • COMM 281: Communication Studies
  • COMM 250 : Design History

 

At least three courses in multimedia design to be selected from the following:

  • COMM 151: Introduction to Design
  • COMM 251: Design Communication
  • COMM 351: Web Design
  • COMM 352: Print Design
  • COMM 451: Multimedia Campaign

 At least two COMM courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

Six Courses: 24 hours

 

Contact Info

Michelle Glaros

R.Z. Biedenharn Chair in Communication