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New Media Design (formerly New Media Design and Imaging) BFA

Semester Requirements

Adam Smith, Program Chair
(585) 475-4552, aesfaa@rit.edu

http://cias.rit.edu/design

Program overview

The new media design major was created in response to the growing demand for college graduates with strong digital imaging skills, highly refined design sensitivities, and the ability to visualize concepts in two- and three-dimensional motion graphics and interactive projects. These students explore all forms of digital media as well as traditional imaging techniques to become creative and skilled multimedia designers. Students gain experience in concept development, design development, digital sound, two- and three-dimensional animation, interactivity, programming, digital photography and video, multimedia project development, and digital imaging. They also explore gaming, entertainment multimedia, virtual reality, and other facets of new media. Students prepare and deliver projects executed in all of the major media formats, including mobile broadcast and the Web. This major shares courses with the new media option of the new media interactive development program in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. This is an exciting and dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum in step with cutting-edge technology.

Curriculum

New media design, BFA degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar† 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
FDTN-121 2D Design I 3
FDTN-111 Drawing I 3
NMDE-101 New Media Design Imaging 3
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 3
FDTN-141 4D Design 3
FDTN-112 Drawing 2 3
NMDE-102 New Media Design Elements I 3
NMDE-103 New Media Design Interactive I 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ARTH-135 LAS Perspective 2: Survey of Western Art and Architecture I 3
IGME-101 NM Interactive Design and Algorithmic Problem Solving I (SMTL) 4
IGME-230 Website Design and Implementation 3
NMDE-201 New Media Design Elements II 3
NMDE-202 New Media Design 3D 3
ARTH-136 LAS Perspective 3: Survey of Western Art and Architecture II 3
IGME-102 NM Interactive Design and Algorithmic Problem Solving II 4
NMDE-204 New Media Design Animation 3
NMDE-203 New Media Design Interactive II 3
  Studio Elective 3
Third Year
  LAS Perspective 4 3
  Art/Design/Craft/Photo History Electives 6
NMDE-305 New Media Design Motion Graphics 3
NMDE-302 New Media Design Graphical User Interface 3
  Free Electives 6
  LAS Immersion 1 3
NMDE-301 New Media Design Elements III (WI) 3
NMDE-303 New Media Design Interactive III 3
Fourth Year
  LAS Immersion 2, 3 6
  LAS Elective (SMTL) 3
NMDE-401 New Media Design Career Skills 3
NMDE-404 New Media Design Interactive IV 3
  Free Electives 9
NMDE-411 New Media Design Team Project 3
Choose one of the following: 3
   NMDE-406    New Media Design Experimental  
   NMDE-408    New Media Design Virtual Entertainment  
Total Semester Credit Hours 122

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

(SMTL) Refers to science, math, technical literacy requirement.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.

† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2013-14 academic year.

Art history electives

Students are required to complete two art history electives to broaden their understanding of the historical development of the arts. Art history electives include:

ARTH-366 18/19th Century Art
ARTH-382 Medieval Craft  
ARTH-386 Latin American Art
ARTH-384 Late Medieval Art 
ARTH-383 Installation Art
ARTH-374 Illuminated Manuscripts
ARTH-386 History of Things: Studies in Material Culture  
ARTH-376 Early Medieval Art 
ARTH-377 Displaying Gender
ARTH-372 Art of the Americas 
ARTH-388 The Gothic Revival
ARTH-387 The Gothic Cathedral   
ARTH-371 Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome
ARTH-392 Theory amd Criticism of 20th Century Art
ARTH-373 Art of the Last Decade
ARTH-369 20th Century Art Since 1950  
ARTH-368 20th Century Art: 1900-1950
ARTH-457 Art and Activism 
ARTH-511 Art and Architecture of Italy: 1250-1400
ARTH-512 Art and Architecture in Italy: 1600-1750
ARTH-518 Art and Architecture in Florence and Rome: The Sixteenth Century
ARTH-517 Art and Architecture in Florence and Rome: The Fifteenth Century
ARTH-573 Conceptual Art   
ARTH-581 Realisms and Avant-Gardes in Russian Art
ARTH-576 Modernism and Its Other: Realism and Expressionism
ARTH-571 Extreme Abstraction
ARTH-521 The Image 
ARTH-584 Scandinavian Modernism
ARTH-578 Edvard Munch 
ARTH-574 Dada and Surrealism 
ARTH-568 Art and Technology: from the Machine Aesthetic to the Cyborg Age
ARTH-588 Symbols and Symbol-Making: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Art

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The new media design and imaging program was created in response to the growing demand for college graduates with strong digital imaging skills, highly refined design sensitivities, and the ability to visualize concepts in two- and three-dimensional motion graphics and interactive projects. These students explore all forms of digital media as well as traditional imaging techniques to become creative and skilled multimedia designers. Students gain experience in concept development, design development, digital sound, two- and three-dimensional animation, interactivity, programming, digital photography and video, multimedia project development, and digital imaging. They also explore gaming, entertainment multimedia, virtual reality, and other facets of new media. Students prepare and deliver projects executed in all of the major media formats, including mobile broadcast and the Web. This program shares courses with the new media option of the new media interactive development program in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. This is an exciting and dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum in step with cutting-edge technology.

Curriculum

New media design and imaging, BFA degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
2013-211, 212 Drawing I, II 6
2013-231, 232 2D Design I, II 6
2009-213 Elements of Graphic Design for New Media 3
2009-311 Typography for New Media 3
2009-313 Introduction to Computer Imaging 3
2009-411 Time-Based Imaging 4
2065-217 Digital Video for Multimedia 4
2009-221 Principles of Imaging for New Media 4
2009-xxx Introduction to Web 4
  Studio Elective 3
  Liberal Arts* 12
1720-050, 052 First-Year Enrichment 2
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
2039-225, 226, 227 Survey of Western Art and Architecture I, II, III 9
2009-212 3D Form and Space 3
2009-312 Information Design for New Media 3
2009-328 Introduction to Digital Animation 4
2009-401 Advanced Design Networking 3
4080-230 Introduction to Programming for New Media 4
4080-231 Programming II for New Media 4
4080-309 Introduction to Web Development 4
  Studio Elective 3
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Wellness Education† 0
Third Year
  Art History Electives§ 9
2009-323 Design of Graphical User Interface 4
2009-402 Emerging Multimedia Design and Imaging Tools 3
2009-403 Dynamic Information Design 3
2009-412 Dynamic Typography 3
2009-413 Advanced 3D Techniques 3
  New Media Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
  Liberal Arts* 12
Fourth Year
2009-501 Dynamic Persuasion 3
2009-511 QTVR and Multimedia Design 3
Choose two of the following:  
   2009-511    QTVR and Multimedia Design 3
   2009-xxx    Experimental New Media 3
     Studio Electives 6
2009-516 Career Skills in New Media 3
2009-542, 543 New Media Team Project I, II 8
  Open Electives 12-16
Total Quarter Credit Hours 191

* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

§ Please refer to the list of art history electives.

Art history electives

Students are required to select three art history electives to broaden their understanding of the historical development of the arts. Art history electives include:

2039-300 History of Design
2039-306 Architecture Interior and Furniture Design I
2039-307 Architecture Interior and Furniture Design II
2039-308 Architecture Interior and Furniture Design III
2039-310 History of Crafts
2039-315 Pre-Columbian Art
2039-316 Florence and Rome 1400-1470
2039-317 Florence and Rome 1470-1520
2039-318 Florence and Rome 1520-1590
2039-320 History of Art Criticism
2039-330 Philosophy in Art
2039-340 Symbols and Symbol Making
2039-355 Latin American Art
2039-360 18th and 19th Century Art
2039-368 Scandinavian Modernism
2039-375 20th Century Art Since 1950
2039-376 Renaissance Painting in Flanders
2039-385 Installation Art
2039-390 Native American Art and Culture
2039-395 Theory and Criticism of 20th Century Art
2039-410 The Art of Art History
2039-415 Thinking About Making
2039-425 Public Art/Public Spaces
2039-430 Dada and Surrealism
2039-433 What Is Post Modernism?
2039-435 Art of the Last Decade
2039-438 Body in Art
2039-440 Conceptual Art
2039-443 Art and Technology: From the Machine Aesthetic to the Cyborg Age
2039-452 Art and Activism
2039-459 Art Central Italy 1250-1400
2039-469 Baroque Rome