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New Media Studies, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Alma, MI, United States
“Want to major in a field of the future?” US News recognizes New Media Studies at Alma College alongside programs at MIT and the University of Southern California as examples of a major for the future.
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Overview

About this degree

Outside of the classroom, you can explore different types of media through hands-on production or media analysis in one of our student clubs, an internship or traveling abroad. The opportunities are endless!

The New Media Studies program at Alma College is built to give you real-life experience in your field by requiring an internship. This can be on or off-campus and can be tailored to your specific interests and career goals. 

Students can choose to spend a semester, year or summer abroad to immerse themselves in another culture while pursuing interests in their field. Many students travel abroad during Spring Term — a four-week term in May that allows students to focus on one course they really enjoy. Recently, students traveled to Italy, Spain and France.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Intro Media Programming and Computation
  • Principles of Visual Design
  • Introduction to Film Theory
  • Interactive Media
  • Camera Media
  • Sound Design
  • Topics in New Media Studies
  • Media Systems & Influence
  • Motion Graphics & Animation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Start practicing IELTS today!

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete a free Alma College Application online or through the Common Application
  • Transfer Students — Official transcripts, in English, of all college coursework must also be sent directly to Alma from the institutions attended
  • International Student Declaration of Finance Form
  • All international students on F-1 or J-1 visa are required to provide evidence of sufficient finances to support their U.S. education. Sources of funding may be from parents, guardians, or a sponsor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Alma

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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