The Interactive Media program prepares students to be critical thinkers in a continually evolving field that required interdisciplinary, theoretical and application knowledge in the design, development and production of interactive media. The program requires completion of core courses in interactive media development, authoring, scripting, video, new media theory, and design. Student will “specialize” in an area with consultation with their adviser. Specialty areas may focus on gaming, animation, music technology or virtual environments. There are three concentrations for this major:
The Interactive Media program offers a minor to assist students interested in expanding their knowledge in the dynamic world of multimedia design and development. It focuses on new media technologies in creative production of multiple forms of interactive digital media. The minor requires 21 hours to complete.
The Game Design Minor is currently available to Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Majors. The minor contributes to the engagement of users through a highly popular form of interactive media. The Minor focuses on the development of games, including gameplay, storytelling and concepting, visual and audio media, and team work among artists, programmers, and storytellers. With the explosion of growth in the game industry, this Minor will allow students to develop skills in the growing fields of both traditional games and non-traditional interactive design positions.