Apr 23, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog

New Media

The New Media major prepares students to tell stories in all media platforms - audio, film, print, online, social and video - to allow them to secure entry-level positions with various media-related organizations. It also prepares students for further graduate study. Students will study not just the theory of media communication but also will receive plenty of experiential learning opportunities to ready them for a variety of academic and professional pursuits in the different media fields.

Student Learning Objectives

As a result of completing the New Media program, students will: 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to conduct research, gather information, write clearly and correctly and present relevant news or persuasive information at a professional level.
  2. Think critically, creatively and independently. Evaluate their own work and the work of others for accuracy, fairness, clarity, style and correctness
  3. Understand the history of media communication, and their economic, political and aesthetic social roles in contemporary society
  4. Understand the ethical concepts, legal implications, considerations and practices that guide media professions.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to apply tools and technologies appropriate for the production, editing and presentation of visual, aural, textual or other media content.

Curriculum Map for Major, Minors, and Emphases. New Media majors select one of the interdisciplinary emphases below to complement their major; minors are only available to students who are not enrolled in the New Media major.

Requirements for the Media Communication major:

Complete 1 of the following emphases

Four-Year Plan

Advising Guide - New Media