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New Media Model Curriculum

The schedule below illustrates one way of meeting the degree requirements within four years. Sufficient hours must be included to reach the University degree minimum of 120. All School, College and University requirements must be met. Electives may be moved around assuming that all prerequisites for courses have been met. Please be aware that certain students on financial aid must take a minimum of 15 credits per semester.

See also Course Descriptions

First year

First Semester (15 Credits)

NMD 100 Introduction to New Media • Credits: 3 • Prerequisite: none
NMD 104 New Media Design • Credits: 3 • Prerequisite: none
ENG 101 College Composition • Credits: 3
General Education Elect (Math) • Credits: 3
General Education Elect (Science) • Credits: 3

Second Semester (15 Credits)

NMD 105 Creative Coding I • Credits: 3 • Prerequisites: NMD 100 & NMD 104
NMD 106 Time-Based Media • Credits: 3 • Prerequisites: NMD 100 & NMD 104
General Education Elect • Credits: 4
General Education Elect (Math) • Credits: 3
General Education Elect (Ethics) • Credits: 3


Second year

First Semester (15 Credits)

NMD 200 New Media Strategies • Credits: 3 • Prerequisite: (NMD 100 or 104) & NMD 106
NMD 211 Creative Coding II • Credits:  • Prerequisite:  NMD 105
General Education (Lab Science) • Credits: 3-4
General Education Elect • Credits: 3
Course in Minor • Credits: 3

Second Semester (15 Credits)

NMD Category 1 or 2 Course • Credits: 3 • Prerequisites: See below
General Education Elect • Credits: 3
General Education Elect • Credits: 3
General Education Elect • Credits: 3
Course in Minor • Credits: 3


Junior year

First Semester (15 Credits)

NMD Category 1 or 2 Course • Credits: 3 • Prerequisite: See below
NMD Category 1 or 2 Course • Credits: 3 • Prerequisite:  See below
NMD Category 1 or 2 Course • Credits: 3 • Prerequisite: See below
ENG 317 Business and Technical Writing* • Credits: 3
Course in Minor • Credits: 3

Second Semester (15 Credits)

NMD 306 Community Collaboration and Development  • Credits: 3 • Prerequisites: NMD 211 & NMD 212
NMD Category 3 Course• Credits: 3 • Prerequisites: See below
NMD Category 3 Course• Credits: 3 • Prerequisites: See below
Free Elective • Credits: 3
Course in Minor • Credits: 3


Senior year

First Semester (15 Credits)

NMD 498 New Media Capstone I • Credits: 3 • Prerequisite: NMD senior & C or better in NMD 306
Free Elective (may be NMD elective) • Credits: 3
Free Elective (may be NMD elective) • Credits: 3
Free Elective • Credits: 3
Course in Minor • Credits: 3

Second Semester (15 Credits)

NMD 499 New Media Capstone II • Credits: 3 • Prerequisite: NMD 498
Free Elective (may be NMD elective) • Credits: 3
Free Elective (may be NMD elective) • Credits: 3
Free Elective • Credits: 3
Course in Minor • Credits: 3

* Also recommended depending on the interests of a student include other writing intensive courses outside of the major at the 200 level or above (such as ENG 205 & ENG  206) that meet the UMaine General Education requirement for this category.

New Media Majors are required to take two courses in each of the following three categories.

Category 1 Courses

Technical / Conceptual Credits Prerequisites
NMD 342 Interaction Design and Physical Computing 3 NMD 211
NMD 345 Web Applications 3 NMD 200 & 211
NMD 442 User Experience Design 3 NMD 211

Category 2 Courses

Perceptual / Conceptual Credits Prerequisites
NMD 341 Photographic Reporting and Storytelling 3 NMD 200 & 211
NMD 343 Digital Narrative Workshop I 3 NMD 200 & 211
NMD 344 Time Based Art & Design I 3 NMD 200 & 211

Category 3 Courses

Advanced Credits Prerequisites
NMD 443 Digital Narrative Workshop II 3 NMD 343
NMD 444 Time Based Art & Design II 3 NMD 344
NMD 445 Mobile Applications 3 NMD 345