Emerging Media Major — B.S.
Devan Rosen, Professor and Program Director
The Emerging Media Degree Program prepares students to understand, develop, and lead the social, political and economic role of technology in society. The confluence of the principle areas of the program incubate an intellectual balance of form and function, design and build, art and science; creating a context in which our students can explore emerging opportunities. The program combines content in media analysis, design, and production with computation-based content. As such, the EM program is truly interdisciplinary, with clear intersections between all the degrees in the Park School as well as many programs across Ithaca College in every school. The multi-disciplinary curriculum offers students the opportunity to develop an array of skills, competencies, and conceptual foundations that can be applied to a myriad of industry and intellectual areas.
The flexible curriculum accommodates student interest by allowing each student to select from a variety of electives, but also by adapting to each students’ career interests as expressed by the project choice in the “Junior Project” and “Senior Capstone” classes. Additionally, the Project/Capstone experience is an innovative two-year transition from academic-style work to a more professional industry-style project based work. By acclimating the students to long arcing project based assignments, including product/project management and research, they are better prepared to enter both professional and research-based settings. The mission of this program is to engage and support students to become ethical 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.
|Major Core Requirements||36-37|
|Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) Requirements 1||29|
Students must: fulfill the ICC requirements for the Park School and take 60 credits of coursework 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|
|EMED 12000||Introduction to Emerging Media||4|
|COMP 17100||Principles of Computing Science I 1||4|
|EMED 21400||Design of New Media: Theory, Function and Analysis 1||4|
|COMP 20200||Computational Foundation of Emerging Media 1||4|
|EMED 31400||Emerging Media Research Methods and Critical Inquiry||4|
|EMED 32000||Utopias and Dystopias of Emerging Media||4|
|EMED 38500||Emerging Media Junior Project||4|
|EMED 48500||Emerging Media Capstone||4|
|Select one of the following:|
|EMED 31300||Topics in Media Law and Policy||4|
|or TVR 31200||Government and Media|
|Major Elective Requirement|
|Six credits at the 300-level in the following subjects:||6|
EMED, COMP, CNPH, JOUR, STCM, TVR
|Twelve Additional credits at any level in the following subjects:||12|
|EMED, COMP, CNPH, JOUR, STCM, TVR|
Indicates a course that fulfills the complementary liberal arts requirement of the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC).