New Media students gain technical expertise in the contemporary tools used in design, video editing, video game creation, animation, special effects, immersive media and creative coding. Coursework and program activities are grounded in developing a student’s fundamental knowledge of new media practices, history and theory, as well as visual communication skills.
Students can choose between three tracks. In Digital Media, you can hone your skills in things such as graphic design, game design and animation. In Entrepreneurship, in addition to New Media courses, you will take courses in the Business program. In Digital Journalism you will learn journalistic skills by adding English classes to New Media options.
The New Media Technology Program prepares students with technical competence, aesthetic judgment, and a strong commitment to design quality as they pursue an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on developing individual creativity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the current tools used in the field of new media.
Skills You Will Learn
What makes this major unique?
This major sits in between a visual arts major and computer science. Do you enjoy being creative and being at the computer all day? Do you enjoy learning new software and engaging with online communities? Do you like problem solving and working on creative projects with others?
Careers in this field will generally require a Bachelor’s degree but we get you started to narrow your interests, develop your first portfolio and choose 4 year schools.
As with any visual arts design degree, the portfolio you put together will be your most important tool. We help you get started with that at LaGuardia. Digital Journalism and the Entrepreneurship track additionally help you with specializations in those fields through their capstone courses.
A. REQUIRED CORE: 12 credits
English: 6 credits
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits
Select one course from the following:
Life and Physical Sciences: 3 credits
Select one of the following courses:
B. FLEXIBLE CORE* 9
Select three courses from the five flexible core categories.
Students are advised to select an Urban Study course to complete college requirements. To complete the degree requirements from Flexible Core, students are advised to select courses from the recommended course selections listed on the program website. Note: Students can select only two courses from any one discipline.
|New Media Technology: 18 Credits|
|LIF101 First Year Seminar for Liberal Arts Social Science and Humanities||3|
|HUW112 Introduction to New Media||3|
|HUW162 Web Animation||3|
|HUW163 Internet Video||3|
|HUW166 Introduction to Web Development||3|
|HUW269 New Media Project Lab||3|
|Urban Studies: 3 Credits|
|Select one of the following courses:|
|HUN165 The Mediated City|
|HUN196 Film and New York City|
|Select one of the following courses:|
|HUW260 Experiential Learning in New Media Technology|
|HUW111 E-Commerce Technology|
|Digital Media Track (15 CREDITS)|
|Select five (5) of the following courses:|
|HUA125 Computer Art I|
|HUA126 Computer Art II|
|HUA103 Beginning Drawing|
|HUA131 Digital Photography|
|HUC240 Video Production Workshop I|
|HUC241 Video Production Workshop II|
|HUM146 Music Audio Recording|
|HUW160 Topics in New Media|
|HUW161 Principles of Multimedia and Web Design|
|HUW167 Dynamic Web Design|
|HUW169 Game Design|
|Entrepreneurship Track (15 CREDITS)|
|BTM101 Introduction to Business|
|BTM104 Principles of Marketing|
|BTM110 Business Law|
|BTM116 Introduction to eBusiness|
|BTM251 Launching New Businesses|
|Digital Journalism Track (15 CREDITS)|
|ENG208 Introduction to Digital Journalism|
|ENG209 Advanced Digital Journalism|
|ENG210 Journalism: Its Scope and Use|
|Select two of the following courses: 6 Credits|
|ENG211 Journalism: Craft of Gathering and Reporting the News|
|ENG212 Feature Writing for Newspapers and Popular Magazines|
|ENG213 Broadcast Journalism: Writing for Radio|
|ENG274 Creative Nonfiction Workshop|
|ENG277 Creative Writing New Media Workshop|
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