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New Media Interdisciplinary Concentration

The New Media Interdisciplinary Concentration (NMIC) in the School of Communications and Theater explores the expressive and communicative possibilities presented by digital media across the contexts of the established disciplines of advertising, broadcast, film, journalism, mass communication, public relations, and theater. NMIC seeks to facilitate students in both the development of a comprehensive understanding of the communication arts and an experiential exploration of the evolution of media traditions through new technologies.

The New Media Interdisciplinary Concentration is open to all SCT students. The goal of the curriculum is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to new media, exploring the creative ideas and collaborative opportunities that are emerging as new technologies evolve.

Requirements for the Concentration

NMIC requires 20 credits for completion. These credits are taken in conjunction with the requirements of the student’s declared major.

  • All courses must be passed with a "C."
  • All prerequisites must be met, unless approved by the professor.
  • Courses taken in the major may be used for both the NMIC concentration and the major.
  • At least one elective must be taken outside of the major.
  • Students must take at least two electives at the 3000/4000 level.

The following courses are required for the NMIC concentration:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
NMIC 1451 Survey of New Media 3  
NMIC 2002 Introduction to Interdisciplinary New Media 2 3  
NMIC 4001 New Media Synthesis 4  

Students must choose 9 additional credits from NMIC Special Topics classes or media-based classes from all departments in the School of Communications and Theater that are approved by the Director of NMIC.

Students may also take approved New Media courses offered through Tyler School of Art, Boyer College of Music and Dance, and the College of Science and Technology. Students may petition the Director of NMIC to count other relevant courses towards the NMIC concentration.

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