New Media Technology (A.A.S.)

Division of Humanities & Bilingual Studies — Curriculum Code: 2071

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science  (A.A.S.) Degree

New Media Technology is a career-oriented applied science associate’s degree program fusing instruction in the new media; i.e., interactive artistic design of interfaces, audio and video editing, animation for the web and mobile devices, as well as basic game design. Multimedia artists and animators are playing an increasingly important role in education and corporate training, government agencies, web design firms, the motion picture industry, as well as in radio and television.

Fall 2019: Classes will begin soon!

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About this A.A.S. in New Media Technology degree

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

If I major in New Media Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The New Media Technology AAS degree major program is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s program. However, many colleges and universities, will apply most or all of the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree. While studying at ECC, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the degree requirements of any bachelor’s program you wish to transfer to upon graduation.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years.  You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles of design and apply them to new media projects;
  • Utilize industry-standard software applications and hardware equipment to effectively produce new media projects; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of storyboarding, character development, interactivity, and introductory scripting using various computer software platforms.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Contact the Humanities Division or the Program Coordinator, Professor Jennifer Wager at (973) 877-1937

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)

ENG 101 (3 credits)

ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)

Choose one mathematics course or one lab science course from the following:

Mathematics: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221 or MTH 222 (one 4-credit course)

or

Lab Science: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 121, BIO 122, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 103, CHM 104; GEO 101 – GEO 102, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 104, PHY 113 or PHY 114 (one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105, ECO 101, ECO 102, POL 101, POL 104, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219, SOC 101, SOC 108 or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (6 credits)

Choose two of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161 or HST 162 (two 3-credit courses)

Major Course Requirements

ART 167 Introduction to Computer Art (3 credits)
ART 169 Advanced Computer Graphics (3 credits)
ART 171 Cyberspace Graphics and Beginning Animation (3 credits)
CMS 121 Fundamentals of Filmmaking (3 credits)
NMT 101 Interactive Multimedia Design (4 credits)
NMT 201 Flash and Action-scripting (4 credits)
NMT 202 Game Design and Applications or ART 170 Basic Web Design (one 3-credit course)

Additional Course Requirements

ART 103 Fundamentals of Art (3 credits)
ART 107 Drawing I (3 credits)
ART 140 Introduction to Photography (3 credits)
ART 205 Two-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
CMS 110 Fundamentals of TV Production (3 credits)
CMS 113 Writing for Film and Television (3 credits)
Cooperative Education requirement (one 3-credit course)

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Total Credits Required for Degree: 66

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ART 107 Drawing I (3 credits)
ART 167 Introduction to Computer Art (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
ART 171 Cyberspace Graphics and Beginning Animation (3 credits)
NMT 101 Interactive Multimedia Design (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
ART 103 Fundamentals of Art (3 credits)
ART 140 Introduction to Photography (3 credits)
ART 169 Advanced Computer Graphics (3 credits)
NMT 201 Flash and Action-scripting (4 credits)
CMS 113 Writing for Film and Television (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
ART 205 Two-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
CMS 110 Fundamentals of TV Production (3 credits)
CMS 121 Fundamentals of Filmmaking (3 credits)
NMT 202 Game Design and Applications or ART 170 Basic Web Design (one 3-credit course)
Cooperative Education requirement (one 3-credit course)

NOTES: 

(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.

(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in Reading, English, and Mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.