School of Visual and Performing Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media Design Practices

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media Design Practices (NMDP) program provides a unique degree track, incorporating the new media curriculum and adding externship and internship components to provide hands-on experiential and practice-based learning, in combination with the creative and theoretical new media course offerings of the department. 

Students who choose this track of study will:

  • Learn digital and photographic media as they apply to print and interaction design.
  • Undertake an externship that provides opportunities to learn through observation and direct experience.
  • Learn through special projects with the Toledo Museum of Art, small business, university departments, and local non-profits.
  • Acquire a solid foundation for advanced studies and your intended career path.

New Media Design Practices Requirements

BFA - New Media Design Practices(NMDP)
Students may apply to the NMDP program after completing the Foundation Art Studies, the New Media Design Practices Core, ARTH 2050, ARTH 2060, and 6 credit hours in Technical and Related Studies. 

Students must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to participate in the program. There will only be 20 candidates in the program at any given time. All candidates will prepare a visual portfolio and written materials for professional review and acceptance into the program. Two letters of faculty support must accompany the program application. (One must be from an art faculty member).

All accepted candidates must conduct themselves as professionals and adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct once accepted into the program of study; they will follow the TMA policy guidelines when working in the museum.

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Degree Checksheet

Contact Barry Whittaker, Assistant Professor of New Media Design Practices, if you have questions.
Barry Whittaker, Assistant Professor, New Media Design Practices

Professor Whittaker received his MFA in 2009 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Since his graduation, he has taught digital photography and digital workflow at the Houston Center for Photography; video and digital media at the Art Institute of Houston North; and photography and digital imaging at the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, in Pont-Aven, France. previously, Barry  taught language at an art, music, and design high school in Nara-shi, Japan.

Professor Whittaker coordinates the New Media Design Practices program.

Visit Professor Whittaker's website to view his artwork.

Last Updated: 8/8/17