I am a soon to be graduate of The University of Maine, with a major in New Media and minors in Computer Science and Graphic Design.
My Computer Science minor gave me the programming experience I needed to really get started with web design within the New Media program. Graphic Design provided me with practical design skills and best practices in the design world. New Media is where the two sides met. In this program I focused in user experience design and web development, and got to work all kind of tools, from Arduinos to Laser Cutters. A significant component of the New Media program is “learning how to learn.” This is in the effort of keeping us always ready to work with whatever new technology surfaces in our lifetime.