2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interactive Media, B.S.

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Interactive media includes the disciplines of new media, interactivity, human computer interaction, and digital cultures. The student’s learning also focuses on interactive narrative, social media, virtual reality, digital and analog games, and augmented reality.

Program Goals

A graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media program is prepared to:

  • Research situations, compile data, and deploy evidence to support design processes; 

  • Integrate into varied teams in a professional capacity to produce high quality results; 

  • Use information to accomplish a purpose and communicate effectively and professionally to peers, clients and audiences; 

  • Evaluate needs, practice innovative thinking and create solutions that address explicit concerns towards specific opportunities; and,

  • Ideate, design and produce engaging products, services and experiences in a professional manner.

Interactive Media Requirements

This program requires a total of 50 semester hours: 1) 26 semester hours from the core courses listed below and 2) 24 semester hours completed in one of the following concentrations: Advanced Media Production, User Experience Design, or Purposeful Game Design. The semester hour value of each course appears in parentheses( ).

Complete all of the following Core courses - 26 semester hours:

Complete one of the following Concentrations:

Three concentrations are offered:

  • Advanced Media Production (24 semester hours)
  • Purposeful Game Design (24 semester hours)
  • User Experience Design (24 semester hours)

Advanced Media Production Concentration (24 semester hours)

Complete all of the following courses - 22 semester hours:

Complete one of the following courses - 2 semester hours:

Purposeful Game Design Concentration (24 semester hours)

Complete all of the following courses - 24 semester hours:

User Experience Design Concentration (24 semester hours)

Complete all of the following courses - 24 semester hours:

Interactive Media, Advanced Media Production/Learning Technologies and Media Systems, Individualized Concentration, B.S./M.S. Five-Year Program

The undergraduate hours consist of: 1) 18 semester hours of Foundation courses, 2) 30 semester hours of General Education, 3) 13 semester hours of Experiential Learning, 4) 26 semester hours of Interactive Media Core courses, and 5) 24 semester hours of Advanced Media Production concentration courses. The graduate hours consist of: 1) 15 semester hours of LTMS core courses, 2) 6 semester hours of LTMS Experiential Learning, and 3) 15 semester hours of Graduate elective courses.

Additional information regarding Five-Year Programs available here 

Complete the BS Interactive Media/Advanced Media Production requirements - 50 semester hours

Complete the MS Learning Technologies and Media Systems/Individualized requirements - 36 semester hours

  • LTMS 500 - Macro Instructional Design (3 semester hours)
  • LTMS 510 - Learning Technologies and Solutions (3 semester hours)
  • LTMS 514 - Media, Selection, Design and Production (3 semester hours)
  • LTMS 518 - eLearning Development (3 semester hours)
  • LTMS 525 - Learning Theories & Instructional Strategies (3 semester hours)

Individualized Concentration:

The Learning Technologies and Media Systems student can choose courses totaling 15 semester hours from any of the Master of Science programs.

Experiential Learning:

  • GRAD 695 - Research Methodology and Writing (3 semester hours)
  • GRAD 699 - Graduate Thesis (3 semester hours)
  • LTMS 698 - Learning Technologies Internship (3 semester hours)
  • LTMS 699 - Applied Project in ISEM (3 semester hours)

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