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New Media

Trinity’s interdisciplinary minor in New Media is designed to prepare students to function professionally, academically, and personally in diverse new media environments. Students build an understanding of new media in relation to art, art history, communication, computer science, English, engineering, philosophy, psychology, music, and more.

The requirements for a minor in New Media are: At least 19 credit hours, with no more than 10 hours in any one subject area, and at least 6 upper-division hours. 

Required courses: 10 hours

ART 2452 Digital Photography
COMM 3344* Interactive Multimedia Communication [one of three topics: 1) Web Design; 2) Interactive Narratives; 3) Mobile Gaming]
CSCI 1311 Introduction to Programming Logic (or higher level CSCI course)

Elective courses: 9 hours with 6 hours in "Application" and 3 hours in "Context" 

Application: 6 hours 

ART 3380 Advanced Digital Art
*COMM 3340 Media Writing: Reporting on/for the Internet
*COMM 3344 Interactive Multimedia Communication) [one of three topics not already taken: 1) Web Design; 2) Interactive Narratives; 3) Mobile Gaming]
CSCI 3353 Graphics
ENGR 1381 Engineering Analysis and Design I
MUSC 3305 Electronic Music
THTR 2313 Experiential Design

Context: 3 hours

ART 3314 Issues in Contemporary Art
ARTH 1408 Art History II: Renaissance to Modern Art
ARTH 3360 Twentieth-Century Art
ART 3365 Contemporary Architecture
CLAS 2406 Technology and the Classical World
COM 3328 Media, Culture, and Technology
HCOM 3332 Computer-Mediated Communication and Social Relations
PHIL 3431 Philosophy of Mind  
PHIL 2455 Aesthetics
PSYC 2330 Fundamentals of Cognition
PSYC 3341 Social Psychology
THTR 2310 Principles of Design

* Note: Courses are approved by the New Media minor committee only for the specific topic listed. 

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Minor Description: 

Trinity’s interdisciplinary minor in New Media is designed to prepare students to function professionally, academically, and personally in diverse new media environments. The required courses provide a foundation upon which students build an understanding of New Media in relation to art, communication, computer science, art history, English, engineering, philosophy, psychology, and/or music. The minor promotes new media research, development, and design while preparing students for careers in new media and other fields being transformed by evolving communication technologies.