New Media, BFA

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

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 243Time Arts I3
ARTS 244Interaction 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 Hours33

Art Foundation

ARTF 101Contemporary Issues in Art2
ARTE 101Art, Design, and Society2
Drawing Course 13
Course in the 2D Category 23
Course in the 3D Category 33
ARTS 241Image Practice3
Total Hours16

Art History

ARTH 110Introduction to the History of Art and Visual Culture3
Advanced Art History (200-level or above) 9
Total Hours12


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