New Media, Art, and Technology Degree

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.

Watch the Sculpture S-322 Video with Audio Description

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Video Transcript

A student speaks: “I know the welder was kind of intimidating at first, but again, like I said, it’s kind of cool just to, you know, just making all that noise and seeing, like, the sparks go everywhere and just melting the metal. So I definitely thought that was pretty cool to use.”

Sparks fly in the studio as people work on projects wearing a mask and using the welder. Gregory Steel is shown using a grinder as students watch. A student is shown using a bandsaw. A student puts on her welding jacket and gloves and a welding mask.

Another student speaks: “It’s been a process. Like I said, I’d never done anything like this before. I really had to, like, figure it out as I was going through learning. It’s fun; I enjoy it. This might be one of my favorite classes I’ve taken at IUK honestly.”

A student is shown using a grinder to cut metal. Another student reaches up a gloved hand to pull down protective goggles as sparks fly. With masks to protective their faces, a student and Gregory steel work on welding a project as sparks continue to fly, casting a purple, blue haze.

Another student speaks: “I’m really into sculpture and this is something that I haven’t tried before. Um, a lot of the stuff I work with is more, like, textile, or like, or smaller scale and everything and so, I don’t know, it’s something I could do to kind of push myself and try something new.”

Students are shown spray painting their pieces with breathing masks on.

Another student speaks: “Pipes have, like, a cylinder shape to them, right? So, you can move all around that surface with every angle imaginable. So you have these other pipes and you’re connecting them and you’re moving them around every different angle and you’re like, ‘Ah, man, I just can’t find it,’ and then that one moment you stop and you’re like, ‘Hey!”

The student holds up his hands and the music stops at the same time.

The student continues speaking: “Hold that right there. Let me look back. And then you look back and you’re like, ‘That’s great.’ That’s just, like, a great moment in life to where you’re like, ‘Ah, man, I just did something wonderful and I didn’t even know what I was doing at that time.’”

Detail shots of the various projects are shown. One project is a blue coil and the camera goes in and through the piece to show us the inside. Another part of the blue project looks like a giant gear.

Gregory Steel, Associate Professor of Fine Arts – Indiana University Kokomo begins speaking: “If I had to identify the most important part of this class, I would say that that’s it. This idea of aesthetic intuition, right? Being…letting your intuition, your sort of aesthetic appreciation guide the process and start to get in touch with that inner, sort of, intuitiveness, that aesthetic intuition that we all have and learn to let that sort of come out.

People work together to move a finished welded art piece. Students collaborate on a piece. A student uses wire to attach jewels to a piece. A student is shown waxing a piece.

The words, “Spark your interest?” appear on the screen.

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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.

To find out what the next four years might look like for this degree, fill out your information and follow the prompted steps to arrive at a sample degree map. For more information specific to you and your situation, please schedule a visit with an advisor today.

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.

To find out what the next four years might look like for this degree, fill out your information and follow the prompted steps to arrive at a sample degree map. For more information specific to you and your situation, please schedule a visit with an advisor today.

Assessment information for this degree is available from our Assessment landing page.

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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.

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. 

The studio track features characteristics of studio art 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 the 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.

For the most current requirements for this degree, please visit our Academic Bulletin. Ready to get started? Talk to an admissions counselor today!

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