New Media and Digital Design Major

The major consists of a total of 11 courses with four required courses; an ethics, new media and digital design requirement; and six electives. Students declare one of three concentrations: new media and information; art, text and design; new media and commerce, and choose their six electives from their concentration with some flexibility.

As part of the core requirements, all students would be required to do at least one internship during the course of their undergraduate careers in order to gain valuable practical experience for future employment. Our unique location in the heart of New York City will allow us to build bridges with the local media industry. NMDD will work closely with the career center to facilitate internship and eventual job placement. In addition, all NMDD students will be required to produce a capstone project. We intend to develop a curated, online showcase for these projects, and to incorporate them whenever possible into the research fairs and other existing venues for undergraduate work.

The total number of courses required for the major is 11.

Course Title Credits
NMDD 1001EXPLORE NEW MEDIA AND DIGITAL DESIGN (new course)3
NMDD 3900INTERNSHIP SEMINAR4
NMDD 4600SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR4
One of the following classes: 14
INFORMATION AND WEB PROGRAMMING
INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT
DIGITAL VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA
COMPUTER AND DATA ANALYSIS
One NMDD Ethics course3
Four courses from one of the following concentrations:12
New Media and Information
Art, Text, and Design
New Media and Commerce
Two elective courses 26
Total Credits36

NMDD Ethics courses

Courses in this group have the NMDE attribute.

Course Title Credits
CISC 4650CYBERSPACE: ISSUES AND ETHICS4
CISC 4660MINDS, MACHINES, AND SOCIETY4
COMC 3370ETHICAL ISSUES IN MEDIA4
COMC 4370ETHICAL CONTROVERSIES IN 21ST CENTURY MEDIA4
DTEM 4480DIGITAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY4
VART 3030ART DESIGN AND POLITICS4

Availability

The major in new media and digital design is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH), Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), and Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Lincoln Center.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.

A concentration is required. Four courses must be taken for the concentration.

Courses for New Media and Information concentration

Courses in this group have the NMMI attribute.

Course Title Credits
CISC 2350INFORMATION AND WEB PROGRAMMING4
CISC 2530DIGITAL VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA4
CISC 2850COMPUTER AND DATA ANALYSIS4
CISC 3020COMPUTER GRAPHICS4
CISC 3850INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS4
CISC 4001COMPUTERS AND ROBOTS IN FILM4
CMBU 4471SPECIAL TOPIC: BUSINESS OF NEW MEDIA3
COMC 3380INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION4
COMC 4340FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION4
DTEM 1401INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND EMERGING MEDIA4
DTEM 2417DATA VISUALIZATION4
DTEM 2421DIGITAL PRODUCTION FOR NEW MEDIA4
DTEM 2425DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION I FOR DTEM4
DTEM 2450COPYRIGHT AND DIGITAL MEDIA4
DTEM 2471WRITING FOR ONLINE MEDIA4
DTEM 3423PROJECTS IN DIGITAL VIDEO4
DTEM 3425DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION II4
DTEM 3463CIVIC MEDIA4
DTEM 3476SOCIAL MEDIA4
DTEM 4440PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE4
INSY 4431WEB ANALYTICS3
JOUR 3717ONLINE JOURNALISM4
JOUR 4713AUDIO REPORTING AND PODCASTING4
MKBU 3434INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION3
MKBU 3454ST:DESIGN THINKING3
NMDD 3308PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA4
NMDD 3338DIGITAL STRATEGY FOR CAUSE MARKETING4
NMDD 3450USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN: DESIGN FOR EMPOWERMENT4
NMDD 3880DESIGNING SMART CITIES4
VART 2003GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL TOOLS4

Courses for Art, Text, and Design concentration

Courses in this group have the NMAT attribute.

Course Title Credits
CISC 2530DIGITAL VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA4
CISC 2540INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO GAME DESIGN4
CISC 3020COMPUTER GRAPHICS4
CMBU 4471SPECIAL TOPIC: BUSINESS OF NEW MEDIA3
DTEM 2417DATA VISUALIZATION4
DTEM 2421DIGITAL PRODUCTION FOR NEW MEDIA4
DTEM 2452GAME CULTURE:THEORY & PRACTICE4
DTEM 3423PROJECTS IN DIGITAL VIDEO4
DTEM 3476SOCIAL MEDIA4
DTEM 4440PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE4
ENGL 3017DIGITAL CREATIVE WRITING4
FITV 2612WRITING PRODUCING WEB SERIES4
MKBU 3454ST:DESIGN THINKING3
NMDD 3020EXPLORATIONS IN DIGITAL STORYTELLING4
NMDD 3450USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN: DESIGN FOR EMPOWERMENT4
NMDD 3880DESIGNING SMART CITIES4
VART 1128INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY4
VART 1135VISUAL THINKING I3
VART 1265FILM/VIDEO I4
VART 2003GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL TOOLS4
VART 2265FILM/VIDEO II4
VART 2400FUNDAMENTALS OF WEBSITE DESIGN4
VART 2500TYPOGRAPHY AND DESIGN4
VART 2550DESIGNING BOOKS, "ZINES" AND CHAPBKS4
VART 2600GRAPHIC DESIGN CONCEPTS4
VART 2700LOGOS, BRANDING, AND PRESENTATION4
VART 3268FILM/ANIMATION4

Courses for New Media and Commerce concentration

Courses in this group have the NMAC attribute.

Course Title Credits
CISC 2540INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO GAME DESIGN4
CISC 2850COMPUTER AND DATA ANALYSIS4
CISC 3020COMPUTER GRAPHICS4
CMBU 4413DIGITAL MEDIA&PROMO COMM3
CMBU 4453SOCIAL MEDIA3
CMBU 4471SPECIAL TOPIC: BUSINESS OF NEW MEDIA3
COMC 2112STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE4
COMC 3172PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING4
DTEM 2421DIGITAL PRODUCTION FOR NEW MEDIA4
DTEM 2450COPYRIGHT AND DIGITAL MEDIA4
DTEM 3476SOCIAL MEDIA4
DTEM 4440PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE4
INSY 3442WEB APPS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT3
INSY 4431WEB ANALYTICS3
INSY 4432MOBILE COMMERCE & APPS3
INSY 4505E-COMMERCE3
MGBU 3226SPECIAL TOPIC: EXPLORING ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
MGBU 3227SPECIAL TOPIC: INNOVATION AND RESILIENCE3
MKBU 3434INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION3
MKBU 3454ST:DESIGN THINKING3
NMDD 3308PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA4
NMDD 3338DIGITAL STRATEGY FOR CAUSE MARKETING4
NMDD 3450USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN: DESIGN FOR EMPOWERMENT4
NMDD 3880DESIGNING SMART CITIES4
VART 2003GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL TOOLS4
VART 2700LOGOS, BRANDING, AND PRESENTATION4