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 for the major is 11.

CourseTitleCredits
Core Required Courses
NMDD 1001EXPLORE NEW MEDIA AND DIGITAL DESIGN (new course)3
CISC 2500INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT4
NMDD 3900INTERNSHIP SEMINAR4
NMDD 4600SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR4
Ethics, New Media and Digital Design
Select one of the following:
CYBERSPACE: ISSUES AND ETHICS
MINDS, MACHINES, AND SOCIETY
ETHICAL ISSUES IN MEDIA
PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE
DIGITAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY
ART DESIGN AND POLITICS
ART AND ETHICS
Concentration
Select four courses in one of the following:
New Media and Information
Art, Text, and Design
New Media and Commerce
Electives
Select two elective courses from among those required for any of the concentrations. 1
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Any course with the NMDD subject code or the NMDD attribute code may fulfill this requirement.

Concentrations

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

Concentration in New Media and Information

CourseTitleCredits
CISC 2530DIGITAL VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA4
CISC 2350INFORMATION AND WEB PROGRAMMING4
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 3350MEDIA LAW4
COMC 3374MEDIA EFFECTS4
COMC 3380INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION4
DTEM 1401INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND EMERGING MEDIA4
DTEM 1402DIGITAL CULTURES4
DTEM 2417DATA VISUALIZATION4
DTEM 2421DIGITAL PRODUCTION FOR NEW MEDIA4
DTEM 2425DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION I4
DTEM 2427DIGITAL AUDIO PRODUCTION4
DTEM 2450COPYRIGHT AND DIGITAL MEDIA4
DTEM 3425DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION II4
DTEM 3463CIVIC MEDIA4
DTEM 3476SOCIAL MEDIA4
INSY 3442WEB APPS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT3
INSY 4431WEB ANALYTICS3
JOUR 3717ONLINE JOURNALISM4
JOUR 4713AUDIO REPORTING AND PODCASTING4
MKBU 3434INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION3
NMDD 3020EXPLORATIONS IN DIGITAL STORYTELLING4
NMDD 3308PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA4
NMDD 3880DESIGNING SMART CITIES4
VART 1161FORM AND SPACE4
VART 2003GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL TOOLS4

Concentration in Art, Text, and Design

CourseTitleCredits
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 3476SOCIAL MEDIA4
FITV 2612WRITING PRODUCING WEB SERIES4
NMDD 3020EXPLORATIONS IN DIGITAL STORYTELLING4
NMDD 3220INTRODUCTION TO GAME NARRATIVE4
NMDD 3880DESIGNING SMART CITIES4
VART 1124PHOTOGRAPHY I4
VART 1128INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY4
VART 1135VISUAL THINKING I4
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 3250DESIGN AND THE WEB4
VART 3268FILM/ANIMATION4

Concentration in New Media and Commerce

CourseTitleCredits
CISC 2540INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO GAME DESIGN4
CISC 2850COMPUTER AND DATA ANALYSIS4
CISC 3020COMPUTER GRAPHICS4
CISC 3850INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS4
CISC 4001COMPUTERS AND ROBOTS IN FILM4
CMBU 4453SOCIAL MEDIA3
CMBU 4471SPECIAL TOPIC: BUSINESS OF NEW MEDIA3
COMC 2112STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE4
COMC 3172PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING4
COMC 3350MEDIA LAW4
DTEM 2421DIGITAL PRODUCTION FOR NEW MEDIA4
DTEM 2425DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION I4
DTEM 2450COPYRIGHT AND DIGITAL MEDIA4
DTEM 3425DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION II4
DTEM 3476SOCIAL MEDIA4
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 3439ST: BRANDING3
NMDD 3308PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA4
NMDD 3880DESIGNING SMART CITIES4
VART 2003GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL TOOLS4
VART 2050DESIGNING THE CITY4
VART 2055ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN4
VART 2400FUNDAMENTALS OF WEBSITE DESIGN4
VART 2700LOGOS, BRANDING, AND PRESENTATION4
VART 3268FILM/ANIMATION4

Students may substitute appropriate courses in each concentration and for the ethics requirement with approval from the program director.

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.