Degree Programs:

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 that 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
  • possess 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 courses (NMAT or FINA) require a C grade or higher to count toward the major or minor.

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.)

Students in the New Media, Art, and Technology degrees will be reviewed by the NMAT faculty after the completion of the core foundation program. This 200-level review will require students to submit physical and digital works from each of the foundation topics covered in NMAT F101, 102, 103, 210, 202, and 203. Students will need to save and document their work throughout their freshman and sophomore years in order to properly prepare for the review. The comprehensive review will help students understand their strengths, weaknesses, and direction within the program.

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 491 Professional Practices (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 therapy 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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