The New Media Concentration prepares students for continued study in graduate school and careers within the field. The philosophy guiding the New Media Concentration is to construct awareness of and capability in the possibilities of the field and encourage students to find their own niche.
New Media Art is a genre of fine arts that explores the cultural, social, and aesthetic potential of emerging technologies. Artists producing New Media Art often work collaboratively and in an interdisciplinary manner, and exploring non-linear narratives in both digital (web, video, animation) and tangible forms (sculpture, rapid prototyping, and installations/environments). New Media art is not defined by a particular process, but rather it is outlined by artists’ interest in new ways of making and thinking about art through advances in technology.
There are three fundamental skills for success within the New Media Art Concentration: mastering the use of graphic software technology, developing artistic self-expression and acquiring research skills. These three skills culminate to prepare students for careers in web art and design, interactive art, motion graphics, digital video editing, game design, and three-dimensional modeling/printing.
Last Modified: December 4, 2011