The bachelor’s degree in New Media, Art, & Technology (NMAT) combines tradition and innovation in a four-year, undergraduate degree for students wishing to develop practical skills and strong knowledge in areas including, but not limited to, digital media, web and mobile media, 2D and 3D studio art and design, virtual media, and emerging media. Students will learn strong computer, art, and design skills, preparing them for a variety of careers and graduate studies. Students tailor the degree to their interests and plans by taking a core set of courses in New Media, Art, & Technology, selecting a concentration area, and choosing electives. The twenty-first-century curriculum offers skills, knowledge and in-service learning, providing valuable pathways to many occupations, including graphic design, illustration, publishing, commercial art, fine art, web design and development, videography, cinematography and photography.
Bachelor of Science Degree
The Bachelor of Science in New Media, Art, & Technology is for the student who wants to be more focused on new media topics within their degree. The major consists of 45 credit hours of courses in New Media, Art, & Technology, divided between a required core and courses within a chosen concentration, including electives. The Bachelor of Science degree features an innovative multidisciplinary approach, with course work taught by faculty from a variety of fields.
Make the degree yours by choosing one of the following:
- Digital Media
The Digital Media concentration helps students develop their creative practice in a variety of forms and contexts, including the use of high-definition video, illustration, sound, motion graphics, animation, and experimental filmmaking. Graduates have the skills for entry-level positions such as videographers, motion graphics artists, illustrators, video editors, as well as a broad base of knowledge and experience that inspires the flexibility and adaptability required to succeed in the competitive creative arena that exists at the intersection of technology, art, and design.
- Graphic Design
The Graphic Design concentration encourages students to define their role as contributing designers by developing their critical and analytical skills, creative voice, and visual language. Students gain the experience required for entry-level positions such as art directors, typographers, illustrators, production artists, logo and brand creators, and graphic designers. A broad base of understanding, experience and theory allows graduates the flexibility to perform many roles within traditional and emerging media.
- Web Design
The Web Design concentration helps students develop skills in exciting emerging technologies, including human-computer interaction, interface design, web and web-based application design. Graduates have the skills for entry-level positions such as web designers, social media artists, interface designers, web application builders, as well as a broad base of knowledge and experience that encourages the adaptability and persistence required to flourish in the emerging technology fields.
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