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BFA in INMS, Video and Motion Media

Lucas GerenPictured | Lucas Geren | Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated New Media Studies, Video and Motion Media / Minor in East Asian Studies | Elkhart, Indiana (hometown)
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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated New Media Studies with a Concentration in 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 Concentration in Video and Motion Media offers thorough preparation in both camera-based and edit-based digital motion media expressed in linear and interactive compositions and productions.  Building on History and Aesthetics and Core Studies, students train in video, motion graphics, and interactive multimedia. Eighteen credits of free electives provide space to expand on the student's Video and Motion Media 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
    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.
  • Courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise stated.

Major Requirements (63 cr.)
History and Aesthetics (12 cr.)
  • AHST-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art; OR
    FINA-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art
  • AHST-A 102 Renaissance Through Modern Art; OR
    FINA-A 102 Renaissance Through Modern Art
  • ENG-A 190 Arts, Aesthetics, and Creativity
  • One AHST elective 300–400 level

New Media Core (30 cr.)
  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
  • INMS-N 111 New Media Composition and Aesthetics I
  • INMS-N 112 New Media Composition and Aesthetics II
  • INMS-N 212 Interactive Game Design 1
  • INFO-I 213 Website Design and Development
  • 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; OR
    TEL-R 208 Audio Production
  • TEL-T 498 Projects in Telecommunications (2 cr.)
    Taught as joint section with INMS-S 499 Bachelor of Fine Arts Show

Video and Motion Media Concentration (21 cr.)
  • CMLT-C 190 An Introduction to Film; OR
    INMS-N 313 Interactive Game Design 2
  • INFO-I 310 Multimedia Arts and Technology
  • INMS-N 430 Topical Seminar in New Media
  • INMS-N 300 Video Art
  • INMS-N 337 Advanced Motion Graphics and Compositing
  • INMS-N 444 Workshop in Integrated Web Design; OR
    One CMLT elective 200-400 level
  • TEL-T 336 Digital Video Production

General Electives (18 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.)
    Taught as joint section with TEL-T 498 Projects in Telecommunications

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2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
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2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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