Degree Details

Required Courses (33 Credits and 15 Required Elective Credits)

NMD 228 Writing for the Web

Introduces the processes of writing in different styles for various online posting and distribution outlets. Writing includes short form content on microblogging social media sites to long form media outlets and personal blogs. Students will learn to analyze online posts and text to discover nuances of the online writer and maintain a multipage blog.
Writing Intensive Course

NMD 243 Introduction to New Media

The study of the rapidly changing field of new media, including the web, videos and webpage design, podcasting, blogs, online communities, videogaming, and other aspects of the virtual world. The course examines these new technologies in terms of their social and communicative impact.

NMD 244 Online Content Production

Introduction to digital media creation, authorship, making, and design. Students will create visual and written content for the web, including web pages, GIFs, graphics, memes, and thematic social media channels. Students work together and independently to create online digital material and to critique and enhance online projects.

NMD 246 Civic Engagement

New and digital media are at the center of a powerful intersection of business interests, technological capacities, and information flows. Empowered digital citizens are encouraged to take an active role and civic agenda in their usage of the web. This course analyzes civic engagement and technology empowerment through various issues connected to new media usage and activism. 

NMD 309 History of Digital Media

A survey of the history of digital media in the electronic age. This course examines the cultural landscape from Sputnik to streaming and social media as well as an examination of cyberwar, surveillance, and speculative futures in robotics and AI. 

NMD 310 Video Storytelling

This course covers the history and methods of digital media storytelling in shareable spaces as well as students' own personal expression in the online environment. Students learn the history and development of vlogging, webseries, and YouTube personalities, the theory of shareable online media, and the changing digital media environment. Students will write and produce vlogs and short web-based content with an emphasis on the process of writing for visual media. Students will develop knowledge necessary to create and develop stories with the intent of posting online and developing a professional voice.

NMD 381 Digital Applications 

An introduction to digital theory by designing and editing web-based apps on multiple platforms. Students will learn 3D printing, virtual reality integration, open-source programming, and digital design. Students produce several digital products for both classroom and personal use. [Pre-requisite: NMD 244 or Permission from Program Director/Chair]

NMD 392 Advanced Online Content Production

A continuation of NMD 244 with continued emphasis on digital media creation for multiple platforms. Includes greater stress on creating more advanced visual, audio and textual content for online distribution. Students will work together and independently to produce a more sophisticated website with more elaborate media content.  [Pre-requisite: NMD 244]

NMD 440 and 441 New Media Internships

New media requires two internships, both of which are designed to place students in professional settings that best reflect their skills and personal interests and that offer practical assistance in preparing them for success after graduation. Internships are focused on working in a new media field or with new and digital media responsibilities.

NMD 444 Critical Making for New Media

Critical Making refers to a broad range of activities; it encompasses modes of physical fabrication like woodworking and fashion design, to modes of digital fabrication like 3D printing and customizing a Raspberry Pi. The most important aspect of critical making is the imperative to situate what one builds within a social, political, or ethical context. Allowing students time to conceptualize and reflect upon the context in which their projects might function is equally as important the act of production. [Majors only]

Required Electives chosen with advisor

15 credits of required electives chosen from Digital Art, Digital Writing, Computer Science, and Ethics.



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