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The New Media and Design year begins with a series of foundation courses in drawing, visual language color theory, photography and digital imaging. This foundation balances the progressive building of conceptual and technical skills with creative problem solving, and prepares students for advanced courses in digital video and photography, web design, graphic design, animation and related topics. Advanced Design students are encouraged to innovate new forms, expand media and disciplines, and work toward personal expression and understanding. All studios are state-of-the-art and fully equipped with the latest hardware, software, and peripherals.

New Media and Design Faculty

Chris Cassidy

Chris Cassidy

Bryan Ellis

Bryan Ellis

Amy Lixl Purcell

Amy Lixl-Purcell

Oring Portrait

Sheryl Oring

Rachel Riley

Rachele Riley

derek toomes

Derek Toomes

Lee Walton

Lee Walton

List of Courses

These are the courses required by the New Media & Design concentration. For a suggested schedule of courses for New Media & Design students, see the schedule at the bottom of this page. For more information on these and other available courses, see the UNCG course bulletin.

For students entering UNCG 2014-2015, these core courses are required for the New Media & Design concentration. All other students should check the appropriate Undergraduate Course Bulletin.

  • Foundations Program (27 s.h.)
  • 3 Art History (ARH) courses above the 100 level
  • ART 221, 340, 341, 344, 345, 447 (18 s.h.)
  • 2 New Media & Design courses (340s, 390s, 440s, 490s, 540s, 529, 373) (6 s.h.)
  • 3 Advanced New Media & Design courses from those numbered in 440s or 540s (9 s.h.)
  • 2 Art or related electives (it is recommended that these courses be at 300 level or above) (6 s.h.)

Elective courses in New Media & Design include:

  • ART 340 Concepts in Time-Based Media
  • ART 341 Letters, Signs, & Symbols
  • ART 343 Art & Code
  • ART 344 Digital Darkroom
  • ART 345 Introduction to Web Design
  • ART 348 Metal Sculpture
  • ART 349 Expanded Print Media
  • ART 373 Design Methods for the Crafts
  • ART 441 Books and Images
  • ART 442 Image Sequencing/Sequential Images
  • ART 445 Three-Dimensional Design
  • ART 446 Graphic Design
  • ART 529 Multi-Media Print
  • ART 540 Digital Visualization and Methods
  • ART 545 Interactive Web Design

Senior Exhibition Requirement: All seniors enrolled in the BFA Programs must exhibit their work in the annual Senior Exhibition, held each Spring and Fall semester. Students are encouraged to consult the UNCG course bulletin for course descriptions.

Suggested Course Schedule

This list outlines the schedule of courses recommended for majors in the New Media & Design concentration. For more information on courses and requirements, see the UNCG course bulletin.

University Minimums: 128 Hours Required, 36 at or above the 300 level.

Foundation Program in Studio Art

Semester I

  • ARH 110
  • ART 105*, ART 120, ART 140 and ART 150
  • General Education (select one course. If possible, schedule one with a GL, GN, SI or WI marker)
  • Recommended 15 credit hours
    * required for students entering Fall 2016

Semester II

  • ARH 111
  • ART 220, ART 240 and ART 253
  • General Education (select one course. If possible, schedule one with a GL, GN, SI or WI marker)
  • Recommended 15-18 credit hours

Semester III

  • ART 221
  • ARH 112
  • ART 340, ART 341, ART 344 or ART 345 or ART 385
  • General Education (select two courses. If possible, schedule one with a GL, GN, SI or WI marker)
  • Recommended 15 – 18 credit hours

Semester IV

  • ART History (select one course from 200, 300 or 400 level courses)
  • ART 340, 341, 344 or 345
  • ART or related elective OR another from ART 340, 341, 344, 345
  • General Education (select two or three courses. If available, schedule one with a GL, GN, SI or WI marker)
  • Recommended 15 – 18 credit hours

Semester V

  • ART History (select one course from 200, 300 or 400 level courses)
  • ART 340, 341, 344, or 345 (select one or two as required to finish these four courses)
  • Select 1 ART or related elective
  • General Education (select two courses. If available, schedule one with a GL, GN, SI or WI marker)
  • Recommended 15 -18 credit hours

Semester VI

  • ART History (select one course from 200, 300 or 400 level courses)
  • Select 2 New Media & Design courses from those numbered in the 300’s, 400’s or 500’s.
  • ART 393 Practicum/Internship in Art Careers (select this for up to 3 credit hours of internship credit). This course is optimal for those seeking professional training.
  • ART 496 Special Problems Studio (this course is recommended for students who are extremely self-motivated and directed, and ready to pursue a body of work under the direction of a full-time faculty member).
  • Select 1 ART or related elective
  • General Education (select one or two courses. If available, schedule one with a GL, GN, SI or WI marker)
  • Recommended 15 -18 credit hours

Semester VII

  • Select 2 New Media & Design courses from those numbered in the 300’s, 400’s or 500’s.
  • Select 1 ART or related elective
  • ART 496 (Special Problems Studio may be repeated for credit)
  • ART 393 practicum/Internship in Art Careers (select this for up to 3 credit hours of internship credit). This course is optimal for those seeking professional training. This course can count as an Art or related elective.
  • General Elective (select one course. If available, schedule one with a GK, GN, SI or WI marker)
  • Recommended 15 credit hours

Semester VIII

  • Select 1 New Media & Design course from those numbered in the 300s, 400s, or 500s.
  • ART 447 Capstone in New Media & Design
  • ART 393 practicum/Internship in Art Careers (select this for up to 3 credit hours of internship credit). This course is optimal for those seeking professional training. This course can count as an Art or related elective.
  • General Education (complete all GEC requirements)
  • Select other courses of interest from another discipline within the School of Art or College
  • Recommended 15 credit hours

To earn a BFA in Art with a studio concentration in four years, you must average 15 credit hours per semester. In addition, in at least three of the eight semesters within the four-year time period, you must take an 18 credit hour course load.

Seniors must participate in an experience which will prepare them for the professional world of exhibiting. All studio art majors are required to enter the annual Senior Exhibition. This exhibition is competitive; works are selected for an installation in the Gatewood Gallery in the Studio Arts Building.