School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of New Media, Art, and Technology

Bachelor of Arts in New Media, Art, & Technology

The Bachelor of Arts in New Media, Art, & Technology (NMAT) is an interdisciplinary degree tht combines studio art and design with cognates in social media and public communications, pre-art therapy, marketing, and computer science.  Students will develop effective art and design skills across both traditional and digital media, preparing them for a variety of career paths.  Students will experience a robust set of core courses in New Media, Art, & Technology with interactions with all the faculty in the program.  The cognates provide additional skills and create valuable pathways into many occupations and graduate programs including but not limited to: art therapy, social media, integrated media, and media marketing.

The major consists of 48 credit hours of courses in New Media, Art, & Technology and 15-18 credit hours in a selected cognate.  Students are encouraged to tailor their coursework to focus on their interests and goals.  The BA degree offers a wider experience within general education.  Interdisciplinary seminar, foreign language, and historical perspectives expose students to a wider world view.


New Media, Art, & Technology is a program that prepares students to be critical, adaptive, inquisitive, effective, and creative thinkers, communicators, problem-solvers and creators, able to succeed as relevant professionals in a multitude of established and emerging fields.


Students who complete the program will:

  • understand how to produce industry-standard art and media works
  • have the practical and theoretical knowledge to critique works
  • posses the verbal, historical and theoretical knowledge to present their work to a variety of audiences
  • produce a written thesis and small portfolio of their work suitable for advancement within their chosen field


1. See “Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree” section under “School of Humanities and Social Sciences.”

2. All New Media, Art, & Technology and Art History NMAT-D, NMAT-W, NMAT-S, NMAT-H, and NMAT-G, and FINA-A courses require a C grade or higher to count toward the major.

3. As a method to ensure student success and to better prepare students for the workforce and/or graduate programs, students will need a late-model Windows or Macintosh laptop computer. Please read the IU ComputerGuide ( for recommendations and assistance. The UITS-Kokomo IT Training Center provides assistance with software installation and also tutoring assistance to students for computer technology issues. Visit to download up-to-date software, available at NO CHARGE.

4. New Media, Art, & Technology Requirements

A. Core Foundation (21 credits)

Required: All students earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media, Art, & Technology must take:

  • NMAT-F 101, NMAT-F 102, NMAT-F 103 - Tier 1 Foundations (9 cr.)
  • NMAT-F 201, NMAT-F 202, NMAT-F 203 - Tier 2 Foundations (9 cr.)
  • NMAT-F 250 Connected Foundations (3 cr.)

B. NMAT Upper Level (18 credits)

  • Students work with faculty and advisors to customize their own plan within the major
  • Students can work across all media, but must complete at least 9 credits of 300 or 400 level NMAT courses. 

C. Art History/Philosophy/Theory (6 credits)

  • Two NMAT-H or FINA-A courses

D. Senior Capstone (3 credits)

  • NMAT-G 499 Senior Thesis Capstone (3 cr.)

Choose a Cognate

  • Social Media and Public Communication
  • Pre-Art Therapy
  • Marketing
  • Computer Science

Social Media and Public Communication Cognate (15 cr.)


  • SPCH-C 255 Social Media Strategies (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-C 382 Social Media Campaigns (3 cr.) P: SPCH-C 255
  • NMAT-G 398 Internship in New Media, Art, & Technology (in social media) (3 cr.)

Choose two:

  • SPCH-C 380 Organizational Communication (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-C 321 Persuasion (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-S 233 Introduction to Public Relations (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-S 333 Public Relations Writing (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-S 354 Cyberculture and Community (3 cr.)

Pre-Art Therapy Cognate (15 cr.)


  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 216 Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 103
  • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 103

Choose two:

  • PSY-P 319 Psychology of Personality (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 381 Helping Skills and Ethics (3 cr.)
  • Psych Elective - creative arts thereapy class or a service learning class (3 cr.)

Marketing Cognate (15 cr.)

Marketing Cognate recommendations within NMAT:

  • NMAT-D 257 Graphic Design 1 (3 cr.)
  • NMAT-D 277 Design Center (3 cr.)


  • BUS-M 255 Topics in Marketing (3 cr.)
  • BUS-M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management 
  • NMAT-G 398 Internship in New Media, Art, & Technology (with Media and Marketing) (3 cr.)

Choose two

  • BUS-M 401 International Marketing (3 cr.)
  • BUS-M 405 Consumer Behavior (3 cr.)
  • BUS-M 415 Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications (3 cr.)
  • BUS-M 418 Advertising Strategy (3 cr.) P: BUS-M 415
  • BUS-M 450 Marketing Strategy (3 cr.)

 Computer Science Cognate (19 cr)

*Students must take JavaScript 1 as part of the NMAT Upper Level courses prior to taking CSCI 201
*Students must take MATH-M 125 as part of their general education 

  • CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming II (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 343 Data Structures (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics (4 cr.)
  • NMAT-W 305 Physical Computing (Art with Robiotics) (3 cr.)

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