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Northwest Missouri State University


Major in Interactive Digital Media - New Media

This is an interdisciplinary major in conjunction with the Art, Computer Science/Information Systems and Mass Communication departments. Three concentrations are available for the major: New Media (Mass Communication), Computer Science Programming (Computer Science/Information Systems), and Visual Imaging (Art).

Required Core Courses

  • Introduction to Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Introduction to Creative Electronic Imaging
  • Letterforms and Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Mass Media
  • Media Design
  • Introduction to Web Publishing
  • Communication Law and Ethics
  • Script Programming I
  • Web Development
  • Script Programming II
  • Principles of Marketing

Required Courses for Concentration in New Media

  • Fundamentals of Electronic Media Production
  • Professional Media Writing
  • Journalism Practicum (Yearbook) or Journalism Practicum (Newspaper)
  • Introduction to Media Advertising
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Multimedia Production
  • Advanced Media Design
  • Online Magazine Practicum
  • Media Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Senior Seminar
  • Journalism Practicum (Yearbook), Journalism Practicum (Newspaper), Advanced Journalism Practicum (Yearbook), Advanced Journalism Practicum (Newspaper) or Internship