Emerging Media Major — B.S.
Devan Rosen, Associate Professor and Program Director
The emerging media degree, a partnership of the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications and the Department of Computer Science in the School of Humanities and Sciences, combines coursework in new media platforms and computer programming to provide students with a unique skill set in emerging media technologies: identifying market opportunities, designing concepts, employing storytelling structures, programming and using software tools, developing sound economic models, and promoting the kinds of organizational and consumer change that make new media products successful. The mission of this program is to produce graduates who will be leaders within the evolving discipline of emerging media whether as designers and creators of media and technology or as entrepreneurs creating media products. Because new media are inherently multidisciplinary, integrating artistic creativity with computational expertise, this program takes an integrative approach to the education of our graduates — while still maintaining a strong disciplinary focus.
Students entering through the Department of Computer Science take the media computation concentration, emphasizing computer systems design and programming. Students entering through the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies take either the media design and production concentration or the media entrepreneurship concentration, emphasizing the creative design and promotion of new genres and platforms for emerging media. All students share a substantive common core, then branch out into the concentrations to develop their specialties, and finally come back together in two upper-level project courses where they will work as teams to design, develop, and pitch a new media product, such as an “app” for an iPhone, a new form of gaming or entertainment genre, or an innovative educational simulation.
|Major Core Requirements||36|
Media Computation (24) 1
Media Design and Production (21-23) 2
Media Entrepreneurship (20-21) 2
|Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) Requirements 1,2||29|
Students in the Media Computation concentration are in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and so must fulfill the H&S Integrative Core Curriculum requirements, including the H&S Complementary Liberal Arts requirement.
Students in the Media Design and Production and the Media Entrepreneurship concentrations are in the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Accordingly, they must: fulfill the ICC requirements for the Park School, take 60 credits of coursework outside the Park School, and include a minor outside the Park School.
To complete the requirements for a B.S. degree, students must complete 60 credits of liberal arts courses.
|GCOM 13000||Spark: Igniting your Future in Communications||1|
|TVR 12400||Introduction to Media Industries||4|
|STCM 12300||Systems Thinking and Design||3|
|COMP 17100||Principles of Computing Science I (ICC-CLA) 1||4|
|COMP 17200||Principles of Computer Science II (ICC-CLA) 1||4|
|COMP 20200||Computational Foundation of Emerging Media (ICC-CLA) 1||4|
|TVR 21400||Design of New Media: Theory, Function and Analysis||4|
|TVR 32000-TVR 32099||Topics in Media Technology (ICC-WI)||4|
|TVR/COMP 38500||Emerging Media Project||4|
|TVR/COMP 48500||Emerging Media Capstone||4|
|Select one concentration from the list below 2,3||20-24|
Indicates a course that fulfills the complementary liberal arts requirement of the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) only for students in the Media Design and Production and Media Entrepreneurship concentrations; students in the Media Computation Concentration must fulfill the School of Humanities and Sciences based CLA.
Only one concentration may be fulfilled to complete the degree.
Emerging Media majors (and all transfer students into the major) are accepted into one of the following concentrations at the time of their admission to Ithaca College, or at the time of transfer from another major at Ithaca College, or if they request a change of concentration within the B.S. in Emerging Media degree.
Media Computation Concentration
(Students in this concentration are enrolled through the School of Humanities and Sciences, and must fulfill the School of Humanities and Sciences' Complementary Liberal Arts requirement.)
|COMP 11500||Discrete Structures for Computer Science||4|
|COMP 22000||Introduction to Data Structures||4|
|Select one of the following electives:||4|
|Advanced Web Programming|
|Game Development and Technologies|
|HCI: User Interface Design and Development|
|Select three of the following level-3 or level-4 electives:||12|
|Introduction to Virtual Reality|
Media Design and Production Concentration
(Students in this concentration are in the Roy H. Park School of Communications and must fulfill a minor outside the Park School)
|MASS 10400||Story: From Cave Paintings to Emerging Media||3|
|TVR 10500||Introduction to Audio||3|
|TVR 11500||Introduction to Field Production||4|
|TVR 12200||Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Analysis||3|
|or CNPH 10100||Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis|
|Select 8-10 credits of the following: (at least one course must be at level 3 or above)||8-10|
|Game Development and Technologies|
|Fiction Field Production 1|
|Motion Graphics and Animation|
|Experimental Media: Production and Criticism|
|Games for Marketing & Training|
|Advanced Cinema Production: Animation|
|Writing for Video Games and Emerging Media|
TVR 40000-TVR 40099
Topics in Media Production
|Students in the Media Design and Production Concentration must complete a minor offered outside the Roy H. Park School of Communications. This requirement does not preclude students for having a second option minor in the Park School.|
Media Entrepreneurship Concentration
(Students in this concentration are in the Roy H. Park School of Communication and must fulfill a minor outside the Park School)
|TVR 26300||Mass Media Research Methods||4|
|TVR 21100||New Media Business and Economics||4|
|TVR 22000||Global Flow of Information||3|
|MKTG 31200||Principles of Marketing||3|
|TVR 46000||Senior Seminar||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Government and Media|
TVR 31300-TVR 31399
Topics in Media Law and Policy
|Students in the Media Entrepreneurship Concentration must complete a minor offered outside the Roy H. Park School of Communications. This requirement does not preclude students for having a second option minor in the Park School.|