Plan of Study

Below are typical four-year course sequences for the B.A. and B.S. in New Media Communication, arranged by concentration. We recommend students work with their advisor in order to develop a personalized plan of study. 

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Graphic Design BA
Sample Four-Year Study Plan

YEAR ONE
Fall (16 CREDITS)
FINA F100 Basic Drawing
SPCH-S121 Public Speaking
ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1
CSCI-C100 Computing Tools
HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1
MATH- M117 Intermediate Algebra*

Spring (16 credits)
N201 Introduction to New Media Communication
FINA F102 2D Design
ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2
HIST-H114 History of Western Civ 2
M133 & M134 Topics in Mathematics

YEAR TWO
Fall (15 credits)
N215 Digital Studio
NMCM-N250 Graphic Design I
BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World
SPAN-S 111 Elementary Spanish

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N211 Typography
NMCM-N361 Graphic Design 2
GEOL-G 133 Geology Of The United States
SPAN-S 112 Elementary Spanish

YEAR THREE
Fall  (15 credits)
NMCM-N255 History of Graphic Design
NMCM-N372 Graphic Design Production and Practice
AST-A110 Intro to Astronomy
PSY-P103 General Psychology
SPAN-S203 Second Year Spanish

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N312 Digital Illustration
NMCM N411 New Media Theory
ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction
ANTH-A 104 Cultural Anthropology
SPAN-S204 Second Year Spanish

YEAR FOUR
Fall (15 credits)
NMCM N401 Senior Seminar
NMCM N410 Publication & Editorial Design
PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy
SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology
NMCM-N330 Studio in Digital Media II

Spring (13 credits)
NMCM N371 Identity Design and Branding
FINA-S 301 Drawing 2
ENG-W 321 Advanced Technical Writing
NMCM-N213 Web Design & Development
NMCM-N398 Internship

120 credits

 

Graphic Design BS
Sample Four-Year Study Plan 

YEAR ONE
Fall (15 CREDITS)
FINA F100 Basic Drawing
SPCH-S121 Public Speaking
ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1
HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1
MATH- M117 Intermediate Algebra*

Spring (16 credits)
N201 Introduction to New Media Communication
FINA F102 2D Design
PSY-P103 General Psychology
ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2
M133 & M134 Topics in Mathematics

YEAR TWO
Fall (14 credits)
N215 Digital Studio
NMCM-N250 Graphic Design I
BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World
SPEA-V170 Intro To Public Affairs

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N211 Typography
NMCM-N361 Graphic Design 2
CHEM-C 390 Special Topics
ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction
FINA-S 301 Drawing 2

YEAR THREE
Fall  (15 credits)
NMCM-N255 History of Graphic Design
NMCM-N372 Graphic Design Production and Practice
PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy
ENG-W231 Professional Writing Skills
NMCM-N330 Studio in Digital Media II

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N312 Digital Illustration
NMCM N411 New Media Theory
NMCM N260 Video Production Practicum
FINA-S 240 Basic Printmaking Media
FINA-N 198 Intro to Photography Non-Maj

YEAR FOUR
Fall (15 credits)
NMCM N401 Senior Seminar
NMCM N410 Publication & Editorial Design
ENG W365 Theories and Practices of Editing
NMCM-N213 Web Design & Development
FINA-S 340 Printmaking II Silk Screen

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N371 Identity Design and Branding
JOUR J200 Writing for Mass Media
INFO I300 Human Computer Interaction
NMCM N260 Video Production Practicum
NMCM-N398 Internship

120 credits

Web Design BA
Sample Four-Year Study Plan

YEAR ONE
Fall (16 CREDITS)
FINA F100 Basic Drawing  
SPCH-S121 Public Speaking
ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1 
CSCI-C100 Computing Tools
HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1
MATH- M117 Intermediate Algebra* (req or elect)

Spring (16 credits)
N201 Introduction to New Media Communication
FINA F102 2D Design
ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2
HIST-H114 History of Western Civ 2
M133 & M134 Topics in Mathematics

YEAR TWO
Fall (15 credits)
N215 Digital Studio
NMCM N213 Web Design and Development
BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World
SPAN-S 111 Elementary Spanish

Spring (15 credits)
INFO I300 Human Computer Interaction
GEOL-G 133 Geology Of The United States
SPAN-S 112 Elementary Spanish
NNMCM N261 Action Script 3 Programming

YEAR THREE
Fall  (15 credits)
NMCM N245 Intro to Web Site Design Principles
NMCM N262 Introduction to Web Scripting
AST-A110 Intro to Astronomy
PSY-P103 General Psychology
SPAN-S203 Second Year Spanish

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N411 New Media Theory
PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy 
ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction  
ANTH-A 104 Cultural Anthropology
SPAN-S204 Second Year Spanish

YEAR FOUR
Fall (15 credits)
NMCM N401 Senior Seminar
NMCM N345 Inter. Web Site Design Principles
NMCM N362 Server-side Web Programming Using PHP
SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology
NMCM-N250 Graphic Design I

Spring (13 credits)
NMCM N445 Adv. Web Site Design Principles
FINA-S 301 Drawing 2
NMCM-N361 Graphic Design 2
ENG-W 321 Advanced Technical Writing
NMCM-N398 Internship

120 credits
 

Web Design BS
Sample Four-Year Study Plan 

YEAR ONE
Fall (15 CREDITS)
SPCH-S121 Public Speaking
ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1 
HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1
MATH- M117 Intermediate Algebra* (req or elect)
SPEA-V170 Intro To Public Affairs

Spring (16 credits)
N201 Introduction to New Media Communication
FINA F102 2D Design
PSY-P103 General Psychology
ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2
M133 & M134 Topics in Mathematics

YEAR TWO
Fall (14 credits)
N215 Digital Studio
NMCM N213 Web Design and Development
PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy
BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World

Spring (15 credits)
INFO I300 Human Computer Interaction
CHEM-C 390 Special Topics
ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction  
FINA F100 Basic Drawing
NMCM N312 Digital Illustration

YEAR THREE
Fall  (15 credits)
NMCM N245 Intro to Web Site Design Principles
NMCM N262 Introduction to Web Scripting
NMCM-N250 Graphic Design 1
ENG-W231 Professional Writing Skills
NMCM-N330 Studio in Digital Media II

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N411 New Media Theory
NMCM-N361 Graphic Design 2
SPCH S336 Communication Theory
FINA-N 198 Intro to Photography Non-Maj
INFO I202 Social Informatics

YEAR FOUR
Fall (15 credits)
NMCM N401 Senior Seminar
NMCM N345 Inter. Web Site Design Principles
NMCM N362 Server-side Web Programming Using PHP
ENG W365 Theories and Practices of Editing
NNMCM N261 Action Script 3 Programming

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N445 Adv. Web Site Design Principles
JOUR J200 Writing for Mass Media
FINA-S 301 Drawing 2 
NMCM N260 Video Production Practicum
NMCM-N398 Internship

120 credits

Creative Digital Development BA
Sample Four-Year Study Plan

YEAR ONE
Fall (16 CREDITS)
FINA F100 Basic Drawing
SPCH-S121 Public Speaking
ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1 
CSCI-C100 Computing Tools
HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1
MATH- M117 Intermediate Algebra* (req or elect)

Spring (16 credits)
N201 Introduction to New Media Communication
FINA F102 2D Design
ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2
HIST-H114 History of Western Civ 2
M133 & M134 Topics in Mathematics

YEAR TWO
Fall (15 credits)
N215 Digital Studio
NMCM N260 Video Production Practicum
BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World
SPAN-S 111 Elementary Spanish

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N261 Action Script 3 Programming
NMCM N320 Video Production
GEOL-G 133 Geology Of The United States
SPAN-S 112 Elementary Spanish

YEAR THREE
Fall  (15 credits)
NMCM N330 Studio in Digital Media I
NMCM N370 Animation for Integrated Media
AST-A110 Intro to Astronomy
PSY-P103 General Psychology
SPAN-S203 Second Year Spanish

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N411 New Media Theory
ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction  
ANTH-A 104 Cultural Anthropology
SPAN-S204 Second Year Spanish
NMCM N312 Digital Illustration

YEAR FOUR
Fall (15 credits)
NMCM N401 Senior Seminar
PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy 
SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology
NMCM-N250 Graphic Design I
NMCM N2XX Mobile Device Application Programming

Spring (13 credits)
NMCM N371 Identity Design and Branding
FINA-S 301 Drawing 2
ENG-W 321 Advanced Technical Writing 
NMCM-N213 Web Design & Development
NMCM-N398 Internship

120 credits

 

Creative Digital Development BS
Sample Four-Year Study Plan 

YEAR ONE
Fall (15 CREDITS)
FINA F100 Basic Drawing
SPCH-S121 Public Speaking
ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1 
HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1
MATH- M117 Intermediate Algebra* (req or elect)

Spring (16 credits)
N201 Introduction to New Media Communication
FINA F102 2D Design
PSY-P103 General Psychology
ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2
M133 & M134 Topics in Mathematics

YEAR TWO
Fall (14 credits)
N215 Digital Studio
NMCM N260 Video Production Practicum
BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World
SPEA-V170 Intro To Public Affairs

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N261 Action Script 3 Programming
NMCM N320 Video Production
CHEM-C 390 Special Topics
ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction  
FINA-S 301 Drawing 2

YEAR THREE
Fall  (15 credits)
NMCM N330 Studio in Digital Media I
NMCM N370 Animation for Integrated Media
PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy
ENG-W231 Professional Writing Skills
NMCM N-335 Storyboarding and Character Development

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N411 New Media Theory
JOUR J200 Writing for Mass Media
FINA-S 240 Basic Printmaking Media
NMCM N342 3D Computer Animation
NMCM N312 Digital Illustration

YEAR FOUR
Fall (15 credits)
NMCM N401 Senior Seminar
NMCM N410 Publication & Editorial Design
ENG W365 Theories and Practices of Editing
NMCM-N250 Graphic Design 1
NMCM N2XX Mobile Device Application Programming

Spring (15 credits)
NMCM N371 Identity Design and Branding
INFO I300 Human Computer Interaction
FINA-N 198 Intro to Photography Non-Maj
NMMC–N213 Web Design and Development
NMCM-N398 Internship

120 credits