The New Media Major @ Molloy College

Author. Maker. Creator. Innovator. #MolloyNewMedia
Combining Theory and Production to Create Future Leaders.

The Program

The New Media program creates critical thinkers, creators, makers, authors and innovators.

Writing for the Web

Creative and technical writing for the web-based audience.

History of Digital Media

An in-depth approach to reading digital media as cultural history and human process.

Online Content Production

Create and maintain an online presence with WordPress and HTML5.

Digital Applications

Applied digital material and technology - 3D printing, RaspberryPi, Oculus Rift.

Civic Engagement

Understanding social responsibility and the power of being an engaged digital citizen.

Video Storytelling

Express your individuality on YouTube and Vimeo and connect with the audience.

Why choose Molloy New Media?

Not only is the New Media Program at Molloy College one of the very few programs of its kind, it is part of the new Digital Humanities Department at Molloy College. Molloy College is a private Liberal Arts college on Long Island that provides a value-centered, multidimensional education. The New Media Program creates leaders and creatives in a rapidly changing digital environment.

  • Builds strength, individuality, and entrepeneurship.
  • Unique classes like GIF Making and Viral Videos
  • Connects to the community and enhances engagement through leadership opportunities.
  • Creative and inspiring tools to become a Maker - 3D Printing, Little Bits, Game Engines

An Interdisciplanary Cultural Approach

New Media majors are required to consider various texts across several disciplines in the context of a changing media environment. Some of the selected readings include:

  • The Most Human Human (2012) by Brian Christian
  • Ready Player One (2011) by Ernest Cline
  • It's Complicated (2014) by danah boyd
  • You Are Not A Gadget (2010) by Jaron Lanier
  • Black Mirror (2011) BBC
  • Snowcrash (1992) by Neal Stephenson
  • Feed (2004) by M.T. Anderson
  • The Social Network (2010) by David Fincher(d) and Aaron Sorkin(w)
  • Her (2013) by Spike Jonze

Creativity and Critical Thinking

The New Media program is built on creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and civic engagement. Students can experiment with the newest technologies from code to cameras to 3D printing.

New York City

Some of the best new media enterprises outside of Silicon Valley are located in NYC and the outer boroughs. Students have access to amazing events at Google, Facebook, and BuzzFeed. And it's less than an hour from door-to-door!

Guest speakers

With NYC a short distance away, guest speakers from the new media industries like Buzzfeed, Tumblr, and the The History House Trust of New York City can make their way out. Students are also encouraged to attend networking events and talks at FindSpark.

Become a Better Communicator

We often take digital communication for granted. With the New Media major, you can learn to be a better social media user. Your Tweets, Posts, Instagrams, and Vines will get better responses.

Student work

A fair amount of projects are done on social media. Check out the #MolloyNewMedia hashtag on Twitter, Vine, and Instagram.

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