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Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.786.4100
Fax: 505.786.5644

 

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PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

 

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PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
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The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Creative Writing and New Media that is offered by Navajo Technical University will provide the knowledge and skills needed to secure gainful employment in a digital environment, to publish and market creative works online, or simply to function as a full participant in this new digital age.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing and New Media develops skilled writers who are technologically savvy, in order to foster the continuance of the narrative legacy of the Navajo people and expand its reach into the digital realm, and to advance participation in the international digital revolution. The transition to digitization is everywhere affecting education, business, and the arts. The digitization of the publishing industry, in particular, and the ever-increasing scope and influence of New Media, is creating unprecedented opportunities for writers, artists, and entrepreneurs worldwide, including the Navajo Nation.

The unique hybrid nature of the program, which builds upon a core Creative Writing program with additional coursework in New Media studies, offers a unique opportunity for students to go beyond the scope of the traditional Creative Writing program— which typically culminate with the production of a hard-copy manuscript—and produce a visual or digital product. The Navajo Nation is producing more and more writers, filmmakers, web-based designers and new media artists, clearly demonstrating a growing interest in these fields.

  • General Education Requirements – 36 Credits
  • Department Requirements – 30 Credits
  • Program Requirements – 36 Credits
  • Track A (Moving Image) or Track B (Interactive Design) – 18 Credits

 

Creative Writing and New Media Requirements (122 Credits)

General Education RequirementCredits
CMP-101   Introduction to Computers 3
ENG-110   Freshman Composition 3
ENG-110   Composition and Research OR
ENG-112   Technical Research and Writing
3
ENG-150   Introduction to Literature 3
MTH-121   College Algebra 4
NAV-101   Navajo Language for Non-Speakers OR
NAV-201   Navajo Language for Native Speakers
3 - 4
Physical Sciences: BIO-110, BIO-120, BIO-121, BIO-131
BIO-224, CHM-110, GEO-101, GEO-150 OR PHY-101
8
Humanities / Social Science: HUM-160, HUM-170, HUM-301, SOC-101, PSY-105 9
Semester THREE 
COM-130   Public Speaking 3
ENG-155   Creative Writing 3
ENG-160   Native American Literature 3
IT-115   Drawing / Visual Culture 3
ENG-161   Comparative Ethnic Literature 3
Semester FOUR 
ENG-205   Contemporary Navajo Literature 3
ENG-201   Beginning Fiction Writing OR
ENG-202   Beginning Poetry Writing OR
ENG-203   Begin Writing for Stage and Screen
3
IT-111   Human Computer Interaction 3
IT-125   Introduction to Digital video 3
PSY-105   Introduction to Psychology 3
Semester FIVE 
ENG-301   Intermediate Fiction Writing OR
ENG-302   Intermediate Poetry Writing OR
ENG-203   Beginning Writing for Stage and Screen
3
ENG-304   Creative Non Fiction 3
HUM-301   Film History 3
IT-103   Creativity and Technology 3
IT-160   Introduction to Digital Ethics 3
Semester SIX 
ENG-401   Advanced Fiction Writing OR
ENG-402   Advanced Poetry Writing OR
ENG-403   Advance Writing for Stage and Screen
3
ENG-404   Creative Writing Thesis 3
ENG-405   Student Anthology 3
IT-335   Data Visualization 3
Semester SEVEN 
IT-142   Web Design Concepts (B) 3
IT-215   Motion Graphics (A) 3
IT-270   Web Standards (B) 3
IT-200   Sound Design (A) 3
IT-490A   Senior Project (Capstone) (A/B) 3
Semester EIGHT 
IT-490B   Senior Project (Capstone) (A/B) 3
CMP-300   Digital Publishing (B) 3
IT-480   Aural / Optical Perception (A/B) 3
ITS-400   Directing and Producing (A/B) 3
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDIT HOURS120

Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data

 

Program Advisors
Anita Roastingear, Associate Professor of English
Email: aroastingear@navajotech.edu
Phone: 505.786.4131

M.F.A., Creative Writing - Nonfiction, The Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development
M.A., English Creative Writing, Northern Arizona State University
B.G.S., General Studies, Northern Arizona University
A.S., Science, Rodgers State University

 

Dr. Marlon Fick, Associate Professor of English / Department Chair for School of Arts and Humanities
Email: mfick@navajotech.edu

Ph.D., English, University of Kansas
M.A., English & Poetics, New York University
B.A., Eastern & Western Philosophy, University of Kansas

 

 

Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.786.4100
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596