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New Media, Art, and Technology Degrees

Whether you create masterpieces wielding a paint brush or prefer to work your magic with digital tools, we have a program for you. With the new media, art, and technology degrees from Indiana University Kokomo, you’ll blend and weave innovation with tradition and get the unique experience of working with all the faculty in the department as you grow in your artistic skills and abilities. When you leave the program, you will be a creative thinker and maker, communicator, and problem-solver, able to succeed as a relevant professional in a multitude of established and emerging fields. You’ll develop practical skills and strong knowledge in areas like:

  • Digital media
  • Web/mobile media
  • 2D and 3D studio art and design
  • Virtual media
  • And all the new, exciting emergent media

In order to obtain all these skills, you’ll work closely with our faculty. This mentorship process will help you develop your educational path and customize the degree to your own interests and career plans. We offer two degrees in this progressive curriculum. 

Bachelor of Arts in New Media, Art, and Technology

The Bachelor of Arts in New Media, Art, and Technology consists of 48 credit hours, divided between a required core foundation and courses within the major. This degree features an innovative multidisciplinary approach, with coursework taught by faculty from a variety of fields. Students are encouraged to tailor their coursework to focus on their interests and goals. This program offers a wider experience in general education and possibly allows room to take a minor in another area of study.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media, Art, and Technology
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media, Art, and Technology consists of 84 credit hours, divided among a required core, courses within a chosen concentration, art history/theory/philosophy, and senior capstone. This degree features an innovative multidisciplinary approach, with coursework taught by faculty from a variety of fields. Coursework includes topics such as digital imaging, web design, printmaking, graphic design, painting, sculpture, 2D and 3D studio art, video and photography, portfolio development and internships. In addition, all students are encouraged to tailor their coursework and to focus on their particular interests and goals.
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Tracks for the New Media, Art, and Technology B.F.A.

To further specialize and market your skills, you can choose from either the design track or studio track. You'll work with faculty and advisors to customize your own plan. 

Design

The design track features characteristics that are considered critical to the design process in general and prepare students pursuing careers in a design field such as graphic design or web design. It is focused on, but not limited to: client/organization-based art/design in graphics, video/photography, web, illustration, and commercial art. Students participate in work across all media, but must complete at least 15 credits of 300 or 400 level NMAT courses. 

Studio

The studio track features characteristics of studio arts practice in general and prepares students pursuing a particular art practice along with a research agenda and thesis that outlines the creative research and conceptual agenda associated with the creative practice. This process intends to prepare the student for serious pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts or to become an entrepreneurial artist. Students participate in work across all media but must complete at least 15 credits of 300 or 400 level NMAT courses.  

Need more details about degree requirements and course offerings? Please visit our academic bulletin. Ready to get started? Talk to an admissions counselor today!

Last updated: 08/11/2017