Interactive Digital Media (BA)


2014-2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015

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This program offered by School of Communications/Electronic and Photographic Media Department

Program Description

In the BA in interactive digital media, students learn a systematic and thorough approach to the study of interactive media. Students learn interactive production skills, including web and interactive programming, graphic design, and audio and video production. Students learn to integrate different media into several different types of interactive experiences that effectively communicate whatever the objective may be.

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Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • implement appropriate planning strategies for developing interactive media.
  • design usable, functional interfaces for interactive applications that project an appropriate look and feel.
  • produce functional, flexible and versatile interactive applications.
  • locate, evaluate and critically assess current and emerging interactive digital media.

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Petition to Proceed with Senior Overview

For interactive digital media majors not interested in doing an internship and working on a project, student must submit for review and approval a Petition to Proceed with Senior Overview. This petition must include an interactive media project proposal. Students will qualify for this review after completing the following courses or their equivalents:

  • EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production
  • MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications
  • INTM 1600 Introduction to Interactive Digital Media
  • INTM 2000 Writing for Interactive Digital Media
  • INTM 2200 Visual Design for Interactive Media
  • INTM 3100 Programming for Web Communications
  • INTM 3200 Interface Design
  • INTM 3300 Programming for Interactive Media

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Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 63 required credit hours
  • Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
  • Electives

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Required Courses

  • AUDI 1000 Audio Production I (3 hours)
  • DESN 1210 Design Concepts (3 hours)
  • EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production (3 hours)
  • MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications (3 hours)
  • MEDC 2200 Ethics in the Media (3 hours)
  • MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity in the Media (3 hours)
  • MEDC 4100 The Law and the Media (3 hours)
  • VIDE 1000 Introduction to Video Production (3 hours)
  • INTM 1600 Introduction to Interactive Digital Media (3 hours)
  • INTM 2000 Writing for Interactive Digital Media (3 hours)
  • INTM 2200 Visual Design for Interactive Digital Media (3 hours)
  • INTM 3050 Information Architecture (3 hours)
  • INTM 3100 Programming for Web Communications (3 hours)
  • INTM 3200 Interface Design (3 hours)
  • INTM 3300 Programming for Interactive Digital Media (3 hours)
  • INTM 4100 Programming for Web Communications II (3 hours)
  • INTM 4300 Programming for Interactive Media II (3 hours)
  • INTM 4500 Portfolio Development for Interactive Digital Media (3 hours)
  • INTM 4620 Senior Overview * (3 hours)
    or MEDC 4950 Internship* (3 hours)

*Capstone Course

In addition, a minimum of 9 credit hours must be chosen from the following:

  • ANIM 2030 Intro to 3D Animation (3 hours)
  • ANIM 3150 Special Topics in Animation (3 hours)
  • ANIM 4200 Advanced 3D Animation (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4500 Soundtracks for Visual Media (3 hours)
  • COAP 2180 Intro to XML (3 hours)
  • COSC 1540 Emerging Technologies (3 hours)
  • COSC 1550 Computer Programming I (3 hours)
  • COSC 1560 Computer Programming II (3 hours)
  • FLST 2060 Modern World Cinema (3 hours)
  • FLST 2070 History of Animation (3 hours)
  • GAME 2000 Introduction to Video Game Theory and Design (3 hours)
  • GAME 2500 Traditional Game Design (3 hours)
  • GAME 3000 Video Game Design I (3 hours)
  • GAME 3500 History of Video Games (3 hours)
  • GAME 4000 Video Game Level Design (3 hours)
  • GAME 4500 Video Game Design II (3 hours)
  • INTM 3150 Special Topics (3 hours)
  • INTM 3580 Delivering Digital Media (3 hours)
  • SCPT 3500 Writing Screenplays for Film (3 hours)
  • VIDE 2200 Field Production (3 hours)
  • VIDE 3650 Special Topics (3 hours)
  • VIDE 4000 Documentary Video Production (3 hours)
  • VIDE 4100 Field Production (3 hours)

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