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New Media

New Media

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.

New media brings together web design and development; social media; and digital content creation such as photography, video, audio, and animation to create the ultimate, interactive experience for a computer user. Students with this degree can work in the field of web design and development, user experience design, social media strategy, digital marketing, and multimedia content production.

Graduates in new media need a balance of technical skills and aesthetic design sense with strong communication and personal skills to interact with clients. Employers in new media need skilled and intuitive, creative problem solvers to help them adapt to this new technological age. Employees in New Media must have strong computer competencies to allow them to work remotely from home.

The New Media program is a two-year computer intensive learning experience focusing on industry-standard practices.  Students with little experience with computers should take special note of the scholastic preparation listed below.

Graduating new media students wishing to further build their skills could also receive an Associate of Applied Business in Graphic Design by completing an additional 12 courses in the Graphic Design curriculum and an Associate of Applied Business in Computer Software Development by completing an additional 12 courses in the Computer Software Development curriculum.

Embedded Certificate
This degree program contains one or more embedded certficates which will automatically be awarded if this certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

Career Information

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Business degree in New Media, a graduate will be able to:

  • Design websites with usability in mind.
  • Work with a team and individually on new media design solutions for clients.
  • Utilize industry standard software effectively as a digital media editor.
  • Use social media effectively as an interactive communication tool.
Course Title Credits
Fall
FYE 1100 College Success 1
NWM 1000 Introduction to New Media 2
GPH 1001 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
CSD 1510 Programming Fundamentals with Python 3
ITS 1500 HTML and CSS 3
 
Spring
NWM 1005 Digital Aesthetics and User Experience 3
NWM 1020 Adobe for Web Professionals 3
CSD 1600 JavaScript and jQuery 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
NWM 1600 Web Design 3
 
Fall
NWM 2000 Digital Multimedia I 3
NWM 1010 Social Media and Digital Interactivity 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
CSD 2610 Mobile Web Application Programming 3
 
Spring
NWM 2010 Digital Multimedia II 3
NWM 2210 New Media Capstone 3
NWM 2400 Advanced Web Design 3
ART 1002 Art History II 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
 
  Total credit hours 60
Note:  It is extremely important that students save all work from the first term forward to enable them to build a portfolio in NWM 2210 and NWM 2400.

Academic Preparation

New Media students need a high school algebra background equivalent to CPE 0500 Pre-Algebra. Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 Computer Fundamentals as a preparatory course before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 Beginning Keyboarding.

Transfer Information

Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. Some colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.