College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
New Media Studies
M.A. - New Media Studies
New Media Studies is an emerging, interdisciplinary field that can perhaps be best understood in two ways: first, it is the study of the process through which media (photographs, text, audio, television) are rendered into numerical or digital forms that marks these objects as new. Second, the newness of new media comes from the study of the products that result from rendering these media numerically and then combining them into new media forms such as web sites, webcasts, interactive games, graphic designs, CD-ROMs of sales and technical information, and so on. Students in this rich, interdisciplinary program take five core courses in the history and theory of media and technology, graphic design, and relationships among text and image. Courses chosen from a wide array of approved electives - production and/or theory-based courses in departments across the university - round out students' self-defined programs of study. Many courses are taught in the College's innovative Digital Media Center.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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