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The New Media BA Program: Student Learning Outcomes

(2012–13)

1. Production: New media majors, upon successful completion of the program, can produce creative works using digital tools and programming languages. They can:

  1. work competently in a variety of digital media environments;
  2. conceptualize, implement and evaluate substantial, meaningful, and purposeful projects using digital media techniques;
  3. self-train in a rapidly changing field;
  4. use written, oral and visual communication skills to communicate information and ideas about new media;
  5. critique studio practice in relation to contemporary innovations in technology and art.

2. Media and Technology in Contemporary Culture and Society: New media majors, upon successful completion of the program, can analyze and evaluate the dynamics of media and technology in contemporary culture, including international perspectives. They can:

  1. describe the technocultural discourse surrounding new-media technologies and practice;
  2. evaluate communication technologies as the articulation of power and as an agent of social change;
  3. evaluate ethical and legal considerations in working with digital media.

3. Synthesis: New media majors, upon successful completion of the program, can synthesize creative, technical, and critical approaches. They can:

  1. participate in more than one discipline;
  2. develop, implement, and distribute self-directed projects that synthesize creative, technical, and critical approaches.


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