DEGREE REQUIREMENTS// Required Courses
CISC 103: Introduction to Computer Science with Web Applications
Fulfills a Group D requirement
First course in the recommended sequence—typically offered in Fall.
Restrictions: Open to non-majors. Students may not get credit for both CISC103 and CISC105. For the minor students may substitute CISC105 for CISC103
Art 307: New Media Design
Effective communication of content and ideas using digital media. Projects can include visual images, text, sound, animation, and video. Research, plan and produce complete media projects, from web sites to fine art works. Use contemporary content creation tools (including authoring programs and languages) to think creatively about media and its possibilities. Format includes short lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques and supervised work time in class.
RESTRICTIONS: Facility with Adobe's Creative Suite programs Photoshop and Illustrator required. Must be demonstrated through previous coursework or interview and submitted work samples.
Second or third course in the recommended sequence—typically offered each semester
ENGL 416: Designing Online Information
The course focuses on the design of information displayed on the computer screen, specifically Web sites, but it also covers tutorials, software help files, and other information presented online. Divided between lecture and lab sessions, it covers both the theory of information design and its practical application.
Second or third course in the recommended sequence—typically offered in Spring
COMM 408: New Media Project Development
Fulfills a Service Learning Course requirement
Application of communication research processes to designing new media (e.g., Web sites, streaming video, electronic communication, interactive media) for a client. Involves conducting research for planning, developing strategies, designing prototypes, and making recommendations for implementation and evaluation.
Fourth course in the recommended sequence—typically offered in Fall.