About the Certificate
The Undergraduate Certificate in New Media program emphasizes the critical understanding and practice of new media through interdisciplinary perspectives. The certificate introduces students to the changing new media landscape that is transforming the way we think in the fields of art, technology, the humanities, and social sciences. Our students learn to innovate as they question the impact of new media on the human experience. The certificate program will serve as a pilot and a portal for undergraduate engagement in new media. The certificate is not an official program offered by Undergraduate Education and will not be noted on a student’s transcript.
Students should take a project-based undergraduate seminar in NWMEDIA with learning goals that will include new media theory, new media tools, prototyping, evaluation methods, and collaboration methods. Any NWMEDIA undergraduate course will count towards the core class. Students can also petition the academic committee to have a course that substantially deals with new media that they have taken in another department count towards fulfilling this requirement.
Currently, the BCNM offers the following undergraduate classes:
|NWMEDIA R1B||New Media Reading and Composition||4|
|NWMEDIA 39A||Freshman Seminar in New Media||1-4|
|NWMEDIA 90||Introduction to New Media||1-4|
|NWMEDIA 150AC||New Media and American Cultures||4|
|NWMEDIA C166||Critical Practices: People, Places, Participation||4|
|NWMEDIA 190||Special Topics in New Media||1-4|
|NWMEDIA 198||Directed Group Study||1-3|
New Media Engagement
Help organize and manage a BCNM conference, lecture, hackathon, or workshop. Students will have the opportunity to interact extensively with new media faculty and will be immersed in the subject. By petition, students can also have their own new media activities and events on campus count towards this requirement. These applications will be considered by the executive committee.
Choose Option 1 or 2
Option 1: Enroll in a New Media Graduate-Level Course
Students will be challenged to think critically about new media in the graduate-level courses the BCNM offers. They will produce either a design project or a substantial paper depending on the class, showing their thorough appreciation for transformations in new media. Since these courses are intended for graduates, students will need to seek instructor approval to enroll in the class. Currently, the BCNM offers the following graduate courses:
|NWMEDIA 200||History and Theory of New Media||4|
|NWMEDIA 201||Questioning New Media||3|
|NWMEDIA 202||New Media Methods||3|
|NWMEDIA C203||Critical Making||4|
|NWMEDIA 204||Critical Practices: People, Places, Participation||4|
|NWMEDIA C262||Theory and Practice of Tangible User Interfaces||4|
|NWMEDIA C263||Technologies for Creativity and Learning||3|
|NWMEDIA C265||Interface Aesthetics||3|
|NWMEDIA 290||Special Topics in New Media||1-4|
Option 2: Produce a final project during an independent study on a new media topic
Students may enroll in an independent study with a BCNM faculty member to produce an extended paper or final project on a new media topic of their choice. Topics must be pre-approved by the BCNM Director. The paper should exhibit the student’s thorough command of new media concepts.
Faculty and Instructors
David Bamman, Assistant Professor, Information. Natural language processing, machine learning, digital humanities, computational social science.
David William Bates, Professor, Rhetoric. Enlightenment, early Modern European intellectual history, 20th century European and American intellectual history, history and theory of media and technology, history of political thought.
Edmund Campion, Professor, Music. Music, composition, musical application of computer technologies.
Abigail T. De Kosnik, Associate Professor, Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. Technology and Performance, Artistic Appropriation and Remix, Ethnicity, Gender, and Digital Culture, Cultural Studies, Subcultures and Fan Cultures, Marxism and Post-Structuralism .
Nicholas de Monchaux, Professor, Architecture. Architecture, urban design and organization, natural and manmade systems.
Keith Feldman, Associate Professor, Ethnic Study. Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT), AMPLab.
Jacob Gaboury, Assistant Professor, Film & Media. Media studies, computer graphics, history of technology, Science and Technology studies, queer theory, new media, art and technology.
Ken Goldberg, Professor, EECS. Robotics, art, social media, new media, automation.
Bjorn Hartmann, Associate Professor, EECS. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Graphics (GR), Programming Systems (PS).
Richard Koci Hernandez, Associate Professor, Journalism. Journalism, new media, Mobile, visual storytelling, virtual reality, film/video production, photojournalism.
Shannon Jackson, Professor, TDPS. Rhetoric, performance studies, American studies, 20th century art movements and critical theory, local culture and intercultural citizenship in turn-of-the-century United States, history and theory of theatre and performance art.
Sonia Katyal, Professor, Law. Artificial intelligence, law and technology, intellectual property law, contemporary art and law, gender and sexuality.
Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor, Art Practice. Transdisciplinary, performative, relational works.
Celeste Kidd, Assistant Professor, Psychology. Attention, curiosity, learning, computational modeling, cognitive development.
Rita Lucarelli, Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies. Near Eastern Studies, Egyptology.
Tom McEnaney, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese. Latin American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, media studies, radio, 20th century American literature, architecture, linguistic anthropology, digital humanities.
Jill Miller, Assistant Professor, Art Practice. Public interventions, workshops, and installation art.
Greg Niemeyer, Associate Professor, Art Practice. Art, film studies, digital media installations, photography.
Eric Paulos, Associate Professor, EECS. Human-computer interaction, new media arts.
Jeremy Rue, Assistant Dean, Journalism.
Kimiko Ryokai, Associate Professor, Information. Design, human-computer interaction, user experience research.
Alexandra Saum-Pascual, Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese. Spain, electronic literature, contemporary literature, digital humanities, new media.
Neyran Turan, Assistant Professor, Architecture. Relationship between geography and design, architectural representation in relation to climate change, new conceptions of the ordinary and the familiar in architecture.
William White, Assistant Professor, Anthropology. Historical archaeology, African American archaeology, historic preservation, heritage conservation, community based participatory research.
Damon R. Young, Associate Professor, Film and Media. Film theory, digital media, global art cinema, gender and sexuality studies, critical theory.