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BFA in INMS, Informatics

Pictured | Joe Sage | Video/Motion Media / Minor in Informatics | Elkhart, Indiana (hometown)
Photo credit | Joseph Rocco | Graphic Design | La Grange, Illinois (hometown)

About the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated New Media Studies (Informatics)

Integrated New Media Studies (INMS) at Indiana University South Bend is a uniquely interdisciplinary academic program of excellence in the rapidly developing field of new media. The computer and computer technologies are at the core of our program, the means of preparation, production, exhibition, application, and distribution. Our mission is to educate our students in a wide range of new media professional, creative, critical, and aesthetic skills applicable to careers in art, communication, business, industry, government, and the professions.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated New Media Studies with a Concentration in Informatics offers preparation in new media production skills plus Informatics based skills in coding, programming, and human-computer interaction design. Building on History and Aesthetics and Core Studies, students train in informatics, web programming, information infrastructure, interface design and programming, and multimedia technology. Fifteen credits of free electives provide space to expand on the student's Informatics Concentration, to pursue a minor,or explore other areas. 

Academic Advising

College policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and in some departments, prior to each semester’s to enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts students prior to advance registration and are released following advising. Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • INMS-A 399 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
    VT: The Artist and New Media (Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity)
  • JOUR-J 210 Visual Communication (Visual Literacy)
  • MUS-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: Exploring Musical Genres: Classical Music and Beyond (Literary and Intellectual Traditions)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.

Major Requirements (63 cr.)
History and Aesthetics (9 Cr.)
  • AHST-A Ancient and Medieval Art; OR
    FINA-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art
  • AHTS-A Renaissance Through Modern Art; OR
    FINA-A 102 Renaissance Through Modern Art
  • One AHST elective 300-400 level

New Media Core (30 cr.)
  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
    Fulfills General Education Computer Literacy requirement
  • INFO-I 213 Website Design and Development
  • INMS-N 111 New Media Composition and Aesthetics I
  • INMS-N 112 New Media Composition and Aesthetics II
  • INMS-N 201 Digital 3D Art and Design I
  • INMS-N 283 Introduction to Production Techniques and Practices
  • INMS-N 369 Interactive Multimedia
  • MUS-A 101 Introduction to Audio Technology
  • TEL-T 336 Digital Video Production
  • TEL-T 498 Projects in Telecommunications (2 cr.)

Concentration (24 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 340 An Introduction to Web Programming
  • INFO-I 211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 300 Human-Computer Interaction Design and Programming
  • INFO-I 310 Multimedia Arts and Technology
  • INMS-N 430 Topical Seminar in New Media

General Electives (15 cr.)
  • At least 9 credit hours must be at the 300- or 400-level.

World Language (6 cr.)
  • Two semesters of one world language

Bachelor of Fine Arts Show (0 cr.)
  • INMS-S 499 Bachelor of Fine Arts Review in Integrated New Media Studies (0 cr.)

Academic Bulletins

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2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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