The New Media Communications program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that gives students access to courses and resources throughout the School of Arts and Communication.

After completing the core requirements of the Digital Communication Arts degree, students have a broad array of electives to choose from to attain the BA/BS/HBA/HBS or BFA in Digital Communication Arts.

Core Requirements

All declared majors take the courses listed under the core requirements.

Major Elective Requirements

Students have the opportunity to focus their studies on a particular area within New Media Communications, choosing between a BS, a BA, or a BFA in Digital Communication Arts. The BFA in Digital Communication Arts has a focus on production and visualization. 

The BS and BA degrees in Digital Communication Arts include five core requirements as well intermediate and advanced level requirements. The BFA has the same five core requirements, with additional foundational course requirements in Art, Theatre, Writing and Film, and ten courses in new media production.

Total= 46–49 credits for the BA/BS degrees

Total= 91-98 credits for the BFA


Students in this major will learn alternative writing approaches, nonlinear storytelling, multiple formats, and how mediated storytelling affects the story itself.

They investigate how our culture will change as people shift from multiple streams of communication to information flow on a single device, and how the structures of traditional media will adapt. Courses focus on several dimensions of media adoption and adaptation including access and inclusivity, personalization and privacy, science and business.

New media requires continuous research and development. Practitioners will need to be prepared to be life-long learners.

B.A. Degree Plan

B.S. Degree Plan

B.F.A. Degree Plan

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