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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated New Media Studies

Philipp MischkePictured | Philipp Mischke | Integrated New Media Studies, Video and Motion Media | Berlin, Germany (hometown)
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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated New Media Studies with a Group Focus in Design; Music; Video and Motion Media

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 Group Focus and Minor offers maximum flexibility to students seeking to tailor their degree to their career goals. Building on History and Aesthetics and Core Studies, students choose a Group Focus addressing their interests. The required Minor provides opportunity to develop skills in a second career area, or to pursue deeper preparation in addition to the Group Focus. Fifteen credits of free electives also provide space to expand on the student's Group Focus, to pursue a second 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
    Fulfills Common Core: Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity requirement
  • MUS-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    Fulfills Common Core: Literary and Intellectual Traditions requirement
  • JOUR-J 210 Visual Communication
    Fulfills Extended Literacies: Visual Literacy requirement

  • 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.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise stated.

Major Requirements (42 cr.)

History and Aesthetics (12 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
  • ENG-A 190 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
  • One AHST elective 300–400 level

New Media Core (30 cr.)
  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
  • INMS-N 112 New Media Composition and Aesthetics II
  • INFO-I 213 Web Site Design and Development
  • INMS-N 201 Digital 3D Art and Design 1
  • INMS-N 212 Interactive Game Design 1
  • INMS-N 283 Introduction to Production Techniques and Practices
  • INMS-N 369 Interactive Multimedia
  • INMS-N 111 New Media Composition and Aesthetics I
  • MUS-A 101 Introduction to Audio Technology 
  • TEL-T 498 Projects in Telecommunications (2 cr.)
    Taught as a joint section with INMS-S 499 Bachelor of Fine Arts Show

Group Focus (9 cr.)

Select one of the following focus areas:

  • INMS-N 302 Digital 3D Art and Design 2
  • INMS-N 303 Digital 3D Art and Design 3; OR
    INMS-N 414 Interactive Game Design 3
  • INMS-N 313 Interactive Game Design 2

  • MUS-A 190 Art, Aesthectics, and Creativity
    VT:  Exploring Musical Composition
  • MUS-K 403 Electronic Studio Resources I
  • MUS-T 120 Computer Skills for Musicians

Video and Motion Media
  • INFO-I 310 Multimedia Arts and Technology
  • INMS-N 300 Video Art
  • INMS-N 430 Topical Seminar in New Media

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

Minor (15 cr.)
  • Students must complete a minor to complement their degree program and provide additional skills in a related area. Students may select any IU South Bend minor except the Minor in Integrated New Media Studies.

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.)
    Taught as a joint section with TEL-T 498 Projects in Telecommunications

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