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HBU Announces New Interactive Media & Digital Design Major

HBU Announces New Interactive Media & Digital Design Major

| On Jun 05, 2017

Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce the availability of a new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interactive Media & Digital Design, a new major within HBU’s Cinema & New Media Arts program.

Building upon the success of the BFA in Cinematic Arts and the BA in Mass Media Arts, HBU’s School of Fine Arts has developed a new BFA in Interactive Media & Digital Design. The 58 credit hour degree program will focus on interactive digital mediums, from web development to game design to emerging opportunities in virtual and augment reality.

Sharing a core set of foundational Media Arts courses with HBU’s current CNMA degrees, and integrating key classes from the Studio Art program and the Archie W. Dunham College of Business, the new major will provide students practical digital skills for the 21st-century, framed within a rich fine arts context.

At the core of the new degree are a series of digital media classes that uniquely develop skills and artistic theory within this unique artistic space. CNMA 3330 Digital Design & Portfolio introduces students to graphic design and web development, with the practical aim of providing each student a digital portfolio to showcase their best work. Two new courses developed specifically for this degree include CNMA 3335 Principles of Interactive Media and CNMA 4330 Advanced Digital Design which will help students to apply their fine arts and multimedia skills in twenty-first century mediums.

The BFA in Interactive Media & Digital Design will be available beginning Fall 2017 for all current and incoming students. For more information, contact department chair, Joshua Sikora.

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