New Media

Alan Mette
143 Art and Design Building, 408 East Peabody, Champaign
PH: (217) 333-0855

For the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media

The curriculum in New Media requires 122 credit hours. Students are trained in the production and critique of works for art or design that explore forms and technologies identified as new or emerging. Students receive instruction in technical execution, formal composition, historical precedents and theoretical framing. Advanced course work produces both assigned and self-directed projects that utilize time-based, interactive, physically networked and performative media, and address emerging practices in art and design.

Contact: Mark Avery
Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
School Office: 140 Art and Design Building, Champaign, 333-6632,

Students in the School of Art and Design must complete the Campus General Education requirements. Some Art and Design courses will also apply toward the General Education requirements

A portfolio review is required for admission to the School of Art and Design.

New Media Requirements

MACS 326New Media, Culture & Society3
ARTS 341Image Practice3
ARTS 343Time Arts I3
ARTS 344Interaction I3
ARTS 443Time Arts II (take twice)6
ARTS 444Interaction II (take twice)6
ARTS 445Special Topics in New Media (take twice)6
ARTS 449Advanced Seminar in New Media (take twice)6
Total Hours36

Art Foundation

ARTF 101Contemporary Issues in Art2
ARTF 102
ARTF 104
Observational Drawing
and Expressive Drawing
ARTF 103
ARTF 105
Design I
and Design II
Total Hours14

Art History

Select two of the following (all meet a general education requirement; credit will not be given for both ARTH 112 and ARTH 115):8
Ancient to Medieval Art
Renaissance to Modern Art
Introduction to African Art
Introduction to East Asian Art
Art in a Global Context
Advanced Art History (200-level or above) 6
Total Hours14


Art + Design electives (art and design courses not in new media requirements)12
Open electives as needed to total 122 hour degree