Web and Application Design

This represents a suggested 4-year progression through the Web and Application Design Concentration. The plan is based on degree requirements effective Fall 2013. Students who started prior to Fall 2012 may have different overall degree requirements. It is also acceptable to take courses in different semesters if they are offered, dependent on individual circumstances and goals, as long as course prerequisites are met. Consult with your Interactive Media (IM) Advisor each semester to ensure you take required courses in the correct sequences.

  • Successful completion of 124 semester hours with 40 hours at the junior/senior level are required to graduate from the University.
  • "General Education Requirements" are specified by the University. "Electives" may be IM courses, CFA courses, minor requirements, or any courses bearing credits toward the overall graduation requirements.
  • A "C" or better is required in each required IM and ART course listed below.
  • Students must have a 2.50 GPA (cumulative) for all required courses to graduate with an IM degree.

Matt Nelson is the coordinator for the Web and Application Design concentration.  His office is GCC 133C and he can be reached at mnelson2@bradley.edu . Matt began teaching for the department in Spring 2011, during which he assisted with the creation of the media assets and interactive applications for Rock Show and America Live.  Matt is developing a national reputation for dynamic interactive productions. While working with The Iona Group, Matt helped to develop a large-scale real-time visualization for the Intel Corporation’s 2012 World Mobile Congress booth in Barcelona, Spain.

First Semester-16 hours

  • IM 113 Introduction to Interactive Media (3)
  • IM 115 Intro to Interactive Media Development  (3)
  • ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Third Semester-16 hours

  • IM 215 Introduction to Scripting Languages (3)
  • IM 285 Intro to Video for Interactive Media (3)
  • IM 365 Design for the World Wide Web (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Fifth Semester-17 hours

  • IM 313 Intermediate Interactive Media Authoring (4)
  • IM 350 Intellectual Property Law & New Media (3)
  • IM 365 Design for the World Wide Web (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Seventh Semester-17 hours

  • IM 344 Virtual World Building and Research (3)
  • IM 426 Interactive Media Portfolio (1)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Elective  (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Second Semester-16 hours

  • IM 213 Basic Interactive Media Authoring (3)
  • ART 205 Typographic Design  (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Fourth Semester-16 hours

  • IM 250 Introduction to New Media Theory (3)
  • IM 325 Search Engine Optimization (3)
  • IM 463 Concepting & Storytelling (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Sixth Semester-16 hours

  • IM 385 Intermediate Video for Interactive Media (3)
  • IM 465 Advanced Web Design (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Eighth Semeseter-17 hours

  • IM 413 Advanced Interactive Media Authoring (4)
  • IM 460 Interactivity in Emerging Media (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Practicum (1)