New Media Communications Minor

New Media Communications Program
541-737-4580
Email: newmedia@oregonstate.edu 
Website: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/new-media-communications

New Media Communications (NMC) minor focuses on mediated storytelling and the new media technology that makes it possible. This focus within the broader discipline of mediated communications capitalizes on the historic strengths of Oregon State University. NMC takes an innovative approach to the study of mediated communications. New Media Communications is devoted to the study of mediated communications and its impact on culture, technology and society.

Courses in the New Media Communications minor are designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in media and allied fields in which knowledge of and skills in mediated communications are an integral part of professional activity. NMC offers students the opportunity to pursue a range of theoretical and practical courses in media.

An NMC minor will allow students from across campus to complement their chosen field of study with an understanding of mediated communications from a new media perspective. Students will better understand how to process the information they receive about their chosen field and how to distribute information about their own work effectively in society. The minor in New Media Communications will assist students in attaining the background necessary for leadership roles in their chosen fields.

All courses for the New Media Communications minor must be taken for graded credit.

A total of 27–29 credits is required for the minor, at least 15 of which must be upper division (300–400).

Core Requirements
NMC 101INTRODUCTION TO NEW MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS3
NMC 260NEW MEDIA FUTURES3
NMC 301^WRITING FOR THE MEDIA PROFESSIONAL3
Electives
Select 18-21 credits of the following (about six courses):18-21
SURVEY OF SOCIAL MEDIA
INTRODUCTION TO SOUND DESIGN
HISTORY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
HISTORY OF BROADCASTING
LANDMARKS IN MEDIA CONTENT
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY
NEW MEDIA VISUALIZATION
APPLIED SOUND DESIGN
PRE-PRODUCTION
FIELD PRODUCTION
SPECIAL TOPICS (Can be taken for up to 6 credits)
PRACTICUM
INTERNSHIP (Can be taken for up to 6 credits)
REEFER MADNESS IN THE MEDIA
DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS
*DIGITAL PORNOGRAPHY
MEDIA THEORY
NEW MEDIA 3-D
NEW MEDIA ANIMATION
Total Hours27-30

Minor Code: 619