• New Media Technology

    The New Media Technology major offers students the opportunity to work and experiment with some of the most exciting technologies available today.

  • Our students develop a broad understanding of multimedia and Internet-based technologies in order to develop expertise in creating the type of digital content that is widely in demand.

    The field of New Media is incredibly varied and provides writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, and business people with powerful new tools for economic development and creative expression. As a New Media Technology specialist you can chose the career path that best fits your skills. This program can be an excellent choice for students who are technically competent and creative.

    Degrees Offered: A.A.S. in New Media Technology with specializations in one of the following: Digital Media, Game Design, Mobile App Development, E-Business or Digital Journalism.

  • Current Students
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    to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. 
    Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

     

    Prospective Students
    Review the New Media Technology Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.

     

    Recommended Course Sequence
    The following course sequence is recommended for new students. 

    Current students should check their Degree Audit and the information below for recommended Flexible Core courses. Be sure to speak to an advisor or program faculty member if you have any questions.


    Speak to the New Media faculty for recommended courses:

    Jeremy Couillard
    Digital Media Track
    jcouillard@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-730-3872 C 740
    Dr. Richard Dragan
    Digital Journalism Track
    rdragan@lagcc.cuny.edu718-482-5686 C 740 
    Dr. Praveen Khethavath

    Game Design Track
    App Development Track

    pkhethavath@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5725 E 223
    G. Michel Philogene
    E-Commerce Track 
    mphilogene@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-349-4026
    B 327 

    The Following sequence is recommended for new students entering the Digital Media Track and includes suggested courses. Contact the Digital Media Track Coordinator, Program Director Jeremy Couillard, to discuss your personal plan.


    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG101 English Composition Required Core 3
    HUW112 Introduction to New Media  Program Core  3
    MAT120 Elementary Statistics  required Core 
    HUN196 Film and New York City Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 12 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUA101 Introduction to Art Flexible Core: Creative Expression 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 15 


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUW161 Principles of Multimedia and Web Design Program Core 
    HUW111 e-Commerce Technology Program Core 3
      Various Flexible Core
    HUA125 Computer Art I Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 27 


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      Various Required Core: Life and Physical Sciences 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 30 


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG102 Writing through Literature Required Core 3
    HUW166 Introduction to Web Development Program Core 3
    HUW162 Web Animation and Interactivity Program Core 3
    HUW163 Internet Video Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 42 


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTM116 Introduction to E-Business Program Core 3

    Various  Flexible Core
    Session Credits 6
    Total Credits 48 


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUW269 New Media Project Lab Program Core 3
    HUW167 Dynamic Web Design Program Core 3
    HUC240 Video Production Workshop I Program Core 3
    HUW169 Internet Game Design  Program Core 
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 60


    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.



    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG101 English Composition I Required Core 3
    HUW112 Introduction to New Media  Program Core  3
    HUN196 Film in New York City Program Core 
    MAT200 Flexible Core Elective (Pre-Calculus) Flexible Core: Scientific World 3
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 12 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits

    Life and Physical Sciences Elective Required Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 15 


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUW161 Principles of Multimedia and Web Design Program Core 
    HUW111 e-Commerce Technology Program Core 3
    MAT120 Elementary Statistics Required Core
    MAC101 Introduction to Computer Science Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 27 


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      Various Required Core: Creative Expression 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 30 


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG102 Writing through Literature Required Core 3
    HUW166 Introduction to Web Development Program Core 3
    MAC125 Advanced C++ Programming Program Core 3
    HUW169 Internet Game Design Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 42 


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAC110 System Analysis and Design Program Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 45 


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAC280 Game Programming Program Core 3
    HUW167 Dynamic Web Design Program Core 3
    HUW269 New Media Project Lab Program Core 3
    BTM116 Introduction to E-Business Program Core 
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 57


    Second Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits

    Various Flexible Core: Individual and Society 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 60


    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.



    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG101 English Composition Required Core 3
    HUW112 Introduction to New Media (I) OR Program Core 3
      Life and Physical Sciences Elective (II) Required Core  
    HUN196 Film and New York City Program Core 3
    MAT200 Flexible Core Elective (Pre-Calculus)  Flexible Core: Scientific World 
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 12 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAT120 Elementary Statistics Required Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 15 


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUW161 Principles of Multimedia and Web Design Program Core 
    HUW111 e-Commerce Technology Program Core 3
    HUW112 Introduction to New Media (I) OR Program Core
      Life and Physical Sciences Elective (II) Required Core  
    BTM101 Introduction to Business Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 27 


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAC105/190  Objective C Programming or Object-Oriented Programming Program Core 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 30 


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG102 Writing through Literature Required Core 3
    HUW166 Introduction to Web Development Program Core 3
    MAC110 System Analysis and Design Program Core 3
    MAC120 Intro to Mobile App Development Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 42 


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Various Flexible Core 3
      Various Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 6
    Total Credits 48 


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MAC221 or MAC220 App Development for IOS/App Development for Android Program Core 3
    HUW167 Dynamic Web Design Program Core 3
    HUW269 New Media Project Lab Program Core 3
    BTM116 Introduction to E-Business Program Core 
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 60


    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.



    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG101 English Composition Required Core 3
    HUW112 Introduction to New Media  Program Core  3
    MAT120 Elementary Statistics  required Core 
    HUN196 Film and New York City Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 12 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG102 Writing through Literature Required Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 15 


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUW161 Principles of Multimedia and Web Design Program Core 
    HUW111 e-Commerce Technology Program Core 3
    ENG210 Journalism - Its Scope and Use Program Core
    ENG211 Journalism - The Craft of Gathering and Reporting News Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 27 


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      Various Flexible Core: Creative Expression 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 30 


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    SCP140 Topics in Astronomy Required Core 3
    HUW166 Introduction to Web Development Program Core 3
    ENG208 Introduction to Digital Journalism Program Core 3

    Various Flexible Core: Scientific World 3
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 42 


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG212 Feature Writing for Newspapers and Popular Magazines Program Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 45 


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG209 Advanced Digital Journalism  Program Core 
    HUW167 Dynamic Web Design Program Core 3
    HUW269 New Media Project Lab  Program Core 
    BTM116 Introduction to E-Business Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 57


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits

    Various Flexible Core: Individual and Society 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 60


    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.



    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG101 English Composition Required Core 3
    HUW112 Introduction to New Media  Program Core  3
    MAT120 Elementary Statistics  Required Core 
    HUN196 Film and New York City Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 12 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    SCP140 Topics in Astronomy Required Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 15 


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUW161 Principles of Multimedia and Web Design Program Core 
    BTM116 Introduction to E-Business Program Core 3

    Various Flexible Core: Scientific World
    BTM101 Introduction to Business Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12 
    Total Credits 27 


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      Various Flexible Core: Creative Expression 3

    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 30 


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG102 Writing through Literature Required Core 3
    HUW166 Introduction to Web Development Program Core 3
    HUW111 e-Commerce Technology Program Core 3
    BTM110 Business Law Program Core 3
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 42 


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTM104 Principles of Marketing Program Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 45 


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTI203 Internship in Emerging Technology Program Core 3
    HUW167 Dynamic Web Design Program Core 3
    HUW269 New Media Project Lab Program Core 3
    BTM251 Launching New Business Ventures Program Core 
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 57


    Second Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits

    Various Flexible Core: Individual and Society 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 60


    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.


    In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation. 

    Your Advising Team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:  

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.


    Please feel free to reach out to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance.


    Advising Team Staff  Email Phone Office Location
    Jarrod San Angel, Advising Services jsanangel@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-730-7575 B 100D
    Rosanna Pichardo, Advising Services rpichardo@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-730-5169 B 100C
     
    Advising Team Faculty Members Email Phone Office Location
    Jeremy Couillard
    New Media Technology Program Director
    Digital Media Track Coordinator
    jcouillard@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-730-3872
    C 740
    Dr. Richard Dragan, Digital Journalism Track Coordinatorrdragan@lagcc.cuny.edu718-482-5686 C 740 
    Dr. Praveen Khethavath
    Game Design Track and App Development Track Coordinator
    pkhethavath@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-482-5725
    E 223
    G. Michel Philogene
    E-Commerce Track Coordinator
    mphilogene@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-349-4026
    B 327


    The New Media Technology program also offers a one-year Certificate program that prepares students for careers in new media including webmaster, multimedia applications developer, Internet programmer, streaming video and digital film producer.

    Curriculum

    Humanities:

    HUW112 Introduction to New Media  3 Credits 
    HUW161  Principles of Multimedia and Web Design  3 Credits 
    HUW162  Web Animation and Interactivity  3 Credits 
    HUW163  Internet Video and DVD Development  3 Credits 
    HUA125  Introduction to Computer Art  3 Credits 
    HUC150  The Art of Film  3 Credits 
    HUC240  Video Production Workshop I  3 Credits 
    HUC241  Video Production Workshop II  3 Credits 
    HUC270  American Film  3 Credits 
    Select one of the following:    
    HUW166 Introduction to Web Development  3 Credits 
    HUM146  Music Audio Recording   


    Business and Technology

    BTC100  Intro to Computer costs and their Applications  3 Credits 


    Click Here for additional information regarding Digital Media Arts Certificate costs and outcomes (Gainful Employment).


    The New Media Technology program prepares students for varied careers in new media including webmaster, multimedia applications developer, Internet programmer, streaming video and digital film producer.

    Web developers are in high demand – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for web developers is expected to grow 27% from 2014- 2024, and the median annual salary in 2015 was $64,970.* Most web developers work for web/ computer companies, while others work as ‘in-house’ developers in a variety of industries.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Web Developers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm (visited September 02, 2016).


    Explore career possibilities on Career Connect.