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 more traditional communication media. Within the nexus of these creative arenas, students are invited to tailor the concentration to accommodate their individual interests.

 

Concentration Requirements

 

Major Requirements:

  1. COMM 180: Public Communication in the Digital Age
  2. COMM 281: Communication Studies
  3. COMM 383: Digital Rhetoric and Cultures
  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 251: Design Communication
  • COMM 351: Web Design
  • COMM 451: Topics in Multimedia Design

 

At least two courses in visual and audio production to be selected from the following:

  • ART 204: Drawing and 2D Media
  • COMM 218: Introduction to Photography
  • COMM 221: Digital Film Production I
  • COMM 321: Digital Film Production II
  • COMM 382: Radio Broadcasting
  • COMM 325: Documentary Film

 

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

  • ART 101: Ancient through Medieval Art
  • ART 102: Renaissance through Contemporary Art
  • THEA 112: Analysis and Criticism
  • COMM 172: Visual Culture
  • COMM 178: Film Art
  • COMM 250: Design History
  • COMM 262: Shakespeare and Film
  • ART 291: Representations of the Holocaust
  • ART 305W: American Art & Architecture
  • ART 306S: Modern & Contemporary Art
  • ART 310: History of Photography
  • THEA 307S: History of the Theatre
  • THEA 308W: History of the Theatre
  • ENGL 362S: Cultural Studies
  • COMM 368: Film History
  • COMM 373S: Theory and Criticism of Film
  • COMM 383: Digital Rhetoric and Cultures
  • COMM 399: Film and Television Studies

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

 

Supportive Requirements:

  • Completion of the intermediate level of a foreign language.

 

Eleven Courses: 44 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 451: Topics in Multimedia Design

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

Six Courses: 24 hours

 

Contact Info

Michelle Glaros

R.Z. Biedenharn Chair in Communication