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University of North Carolina at Asheville    
 
    
 
  Nov 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

New Media


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New Media

Associate Professors Han (Director); Cloninger, Oakley; Assistant Professor Bradbury; Senior Lecturer Reiser; Lecturer Kusek

The New Media major at UNC Asheville focuses on creativity and innovation in the study of new media within a liberal arts education. We encourage students to think critically, take risks, and collaborate across disciplines. New Media students acquire a foundation in two- and three-dimensional animation, digital video art and production, and interactive design and art, coupled with advanced study in their chosen area of concentration. By balancing theory, criticism, and practice, students develop a nuanced understanding of new media art and multimedia design principles within a liberal arts context.

We prepare our students to be new media artists, while encouraging serious play, self-discipline, lifelong learning, and community service. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, students will have the theoretical background, technical experience, and creative problem-solving skills required for professional careers in multimedia design, new media art, or for graduate studies.

Program Objectives

  • Students develop a varied array of new media skills, allowing them to clearly communicate concepts and to persuasively influence society.
  • Students recognize their own agency as media artists, and become confident exercising that agency to modulate and change the world.
  • Students gain a broad awareness of their own goals in the context of contemporary global/networked cultures, demonstrating respect and courtesy toward the differences of others.
  • Students negotiate an ongoing personal ethic of innovation and risk regarding cultural and enviromental sustainability and stewardship. 
  • Students begin to understand the ways in which art, media, and culture affect one another and society.
  • Students develop a critical vocabulary with which to describe and analyze new media –verbally and in writing.
  • Students invent a robust and sustainable foundation which will support a lifelong art practice that combines self-directed studio work, rigorous research, and theoretical inquiry.

Declaration of Major in New Media

Declaring a major in New Media requires the student to complete a Declaration of Major Form that must be signed by the program director. Before declaring the major, a student must have completed both the LANG 120  requirement and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

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