CMS 3720: Course Info.

Course Number and Title

CMS 3720 New Media Design

Course Description

A studio course that focuses on aesthetic and communicative applications of graphic, streaming, and interactive digital media. Class projects will result in a portfolio of work integrating sound, typography, photo illustration, and moving images.


  • CMS 2100 (C)
  • CMS 3710 (C)

Credit Hours

3 credit hours (3-0-3)

Course Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will

  1. be able to identify and describe the factors that shape effective expression through social media, including textual, contextual, and aesthetic factors
  2. demonstrate this knowledge through the creation of online content
  3. demonstrate facility with major social media platforms by creating and using professional accounts on these platforms

Program Learning Outcomes

The goals for CMS 3710 align with goals 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 of the CMS program outcomes.

Reading and Writing Proficiency

CMS 3720 is a specialized class designed for students preparing for careers as professional  communicators. Students with a shaky grasp of grammar, mechanics, or reading comprehension should plan to spend several hours each week working with tutors in the A&S Writers’ Studio and/or the Center for Student Success.

The Writers’ Studio is located in the A&S building, room 224. There you can talk with trained writing tutors about your writing projects. They are available to work with you at any stage of your assignment, from generating ideas to organizing your writing to understanding how to format it correctly. The service is free; you may drop in and wait for a tutor or sign up for a regular appointment. But remember: you, not your tutor, are ultimately responsible for the quality and content of the work that you submit.