New Media (NM) is a department in 2D and 3D animation, interactive art and design, web development, video art, along with creative applications in internet art, sound art, performance art, and installation. Multimedia/New Media encompasses science visualization, robotics, nanotechnology, software art, and augmented architecture. It is a computer-based technology informed by code and inspired by traditional art and design practices.
NM offers a full range of methods in student learning for effective delivery of information to expression of personal inquiry. Alongside state-of-the-art industry software, our tools include audio, color, motion, text, the internet, and more. New Media professionals work to develop compelling presentations, new educational tools, innovative Web sites, maps, animation, and to create artistic work. Professionals versed in NM may secure employment in computer art, design, education, software development, and related fields.
New Media students at UNC Asheville create artwork, investigate theory, and participate in contemporaneous art media history ideas across fields; learning in the following disciplines:
- Animation: 2D, 3D, and Stop Motion
- Interactive Media and Web Art/Design
- Video Art, Installation and Sonic Art
Student Learning Outcomes
Outcome 1: New media skill development
Students develop a varied array of new media skills, allowing them to clearly communicate concepts and create work relevant to contemporary culture.
Outcome 2: Awareness of art, media, and culture relationship
Students begin to understand the ways in which art, media, and culture affect each other and society.
Outcome 3: Critical vocabulary development
Students develop a critical vocabulary with which to describe and analyze new media in writing.