Media Arts and Science Specialization
The Media Arts and Science specialization requires 15 credit hours. You must receive a grade of C or better in each course. Please choose from one of the areas below:
Web Design and Development
Are you interested in full-stack Web development? Most courses within the Informatics major focus on back-end web development, so by adding the Web Design and Development specialization within Media Arts and Science, you will gain knowledge in front-end development. The combination of the Informatics Bachelor’s degree and this area of specialization prepares you for a career in full-stack web development.
- NEWM-N 215 Intermediate Multi-Device Web Development
- NEWM-N 315 Advanced Multi-Device Web Development
- NEWM-N 320 Intermediate Media Application Development
- NEWM-N 322 Dynamic Data Applications
- NEWM-N 423 Database Development for Mobile Applications
Develop your writing, illustration, and narrative skills with courses on design, scriptwriting, storyboarding, and animation.
Note: NEWM-N 102 Digital Media Imagery is a prerequisite for NEWM-N 261 and NEWM-N 238.
- NEWM-N 202 Digital Storytelling
- NEWM-N 260 Scriptwriting
- NEWM-N 261 Storyboarding for Multimedia
- And two of the following classes:
- NEWM-N 201 Design Issues in Digital Media
- NEWM-N 238 2D Animation
- NEWM-N 241 Stop Motion Animation
- NEWM-N 262 Introduction to Comics and Sequential Narratives
- NEWM-N 285 Interactive Design
- NEWM-N 364 Directing Visual Narratives
- NEWM-N 438 Advanced 2D Animation
- NEWM-N 460 Advanced Scriptwriting for New Media
- NEWM-N 462 Advanced Comics and Sequential Narratives
Sound Design and Video Production
Sound is an important addition to any story, film, animation, game, etc. Learn the latest in sound engineering, composition, and design.
Explore your inner filmmaker through experiential learning using industry-standard equipment, advanced editing software, lighting techniques, and digital effects. Work on videos in multiple genres, including interviews, dramas, documentaries, and field productions.