The New Media Program at Purchase College offers an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program at the intersection of art, technology, and society. Students study the effects of digital media from multiple perspectives and develop their own voice through hands-on production in courses drawn from the visual and performing arts, computer science, the social sciences, and other liberal arts disciplines. Portfolio development is a high priority, with each student beginning his or her portfolio in the second year.
Students majoring in new media are offered a structured, well-rounded foundation covering a range of methodologies and content areas, with analysis and production often present in the same course. Collaboration is particularly encouraged, as are experimental and creative approaches to media production and distribution. This emphasis on practice and theory enables students to become technologically proficient media professionals.