Bachelor of Science in English for New Media
Weary of English programs that look the same? That haven’t evolved since Tolstoy began writing War and Peace? Hey, the times change, and DSU changes with them.
You’re a complex personality (you prefer “nuanced”); maybe you do love a hot beverage, the creaky binding of a 150-year-old tome, and paper that wears its chain lines like fine lace, its dog-eared corners like purple hearts. But that doesn’t mean you don’t know the difference between a Kindle and an iPad, that you’ve never indulged in a little online fan fiction, or that English Majors all put on airs and wear knit cardigans (hey, they’re comfortable.).
We’re with you! English for New Media gives you the opportunity to read great stories, create poems and short stories, study and create videos, and learn the latest technological toys. Everything you love about English—from meaningful reading and adventurous writing, to the love of story, verse, and stage—is all there, but with the DSU difference—where you learn to infuse the study of crafted expression with new and emerging publishing technologies.
The English for New Media degree at DSU is unique in that it combines a classic study of English with a technological focus. In the English for New Media program, you will learn and apply creative problem solving approaches to study and create multimedia texts. While you will become adept at using current technologies, the creative problem solving approach will also help prepare you to be adaptable and innovative, qualities that will be in demand for future careers as publishing and communication technologies change.
The world of writing and publishing is changing at a rapid pace. As an English for New Media graduate, you will be able to pursue careers in publishing, mass communications, journalism, public relations, communication consulting, multimedia creation in new and emerging mass communication niches, and information technology. English for New Media graduates also appeal to employers seeking people with writing, editing, and publishing skills to create in-house newsletters, media releases, and promotional materials. Or you may join other graduates who head to graduate school equipped with experience in computerized text analysis and creation and a deep understanding of literature or to law school with experience in discussion, debate, writing, and critical thinking. A degree in English for New Media prepares you not only for the jobs of today, but also for the careers of tomorrow.
Possible Job Titles:
- Web Writer
- Publications Specialist
- Creative Writer
- Strategic Content Designer
- Multimedia Designer
- Multimedia Producer
- Communications Manager
- Communication Consultant
- Marketing Communication Manager
- Internet Marketing Manager
- Public/Media Relations Manager
- Students complete assignments using cutting-edge communication tools such as blogs, wikis, social networking tools, and chat.
- Students use new and innovative software to create, analyze, and respond to a variety of texts.
- DSU publishes the Trojan Times, a bi-weekly student newspaper. Students can submit stories or photographs or apply for a staff position to gain valuable editorial and publishing experience.
- DSU annually publishes New Tricks, a literary magazine highlighting talents of DSU students and staff. Students can submit creative projects and/or play a role in the production of the magazine.
- DSU offers an annual spring England Study Tour, which offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while traveling in England, Scotland, and France.
- DSU provides opportunities for undergraduate research, which is very important for students interested in advanced study. Some undergraduates have presented their research at professional conferences.