Interactive Media Major

This represents a suggested 4-year progression through the Interactive Media major. The plan is based on degree requirements effective Fall 2016.. It is 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 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.
  • Bradley Core Curriculum (BCC) courses are specified by the University and have their own unique set of requirements. These courses do not have to be taken in this specific order.
  • Elective courses may be any courses bearing credits toward the overall graduation requirements.
  • There are a total 45 required semester hours within the major.
  • A grade "C" or better is required in every IM course listed below.
  • Students must have a 2.50 GPA (cumulative) for all courses required within the Game Design major.
  • Game Design majors are encouraged to pursue a minor in Computer Science.


The Department Chair of Interactive Media is Ethan Ham, and he is the advisor for the Interactive Media major. His office is GCC 200 and he can be contacted at eham@bradley.edu.

First Semester - 14 hours

  • IM 110 Introduction to Interactive Media Design (3)
  • IM 120 Concepting and Storytelling for IM (3)
  • IM 226 Interactive Media Practicum I (1)
  • BCC W1 (3)
  • BCC OC (3)
  • Freshman Orientation (1)

Third Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 226 Interactive Media Practicum I (1)
  • IM 285 Introduction to Video for Interactive Media (3)
  • One of the following:
    • IM 380 Critical Game Studies (3)
    • IM 243 History of Animation (3)
    • ART 332 History of Graphic Design (3)
  • IM 365 Web Design (3)
  • BCC GP (3)
  • Elective (3)

Fifth Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 426 Interactive Media Practicum II (1)
  • IM Elective (3)
  • BCC W2 (3)
  • BCC SB (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Seventh Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 426 Interactive Media Practicum II (1)
  • BCC (GP, HU, NS, SB, QR) (3)
  • BCC (GP, HU, NS, SB, QR) (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Second Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 150 Fundamentals of Interactive Design (3)
  • IM 160 Introduction to Scripting Languages (3)
  • IM 226 Interactive Media Practicum I (1)
  • BCC FA (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Fourth Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 226 Interactive Media Practicum I (1)
  • IM 355  New Media Theory (3)
  • BCC HU (3)
  • BCC NS (3)
  • IM Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Sixth Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 426 Interactive Media Practicum II (1)
  • IM 450 Critical Issues in Interactive Media (3)
  • IM Elective (3)
  • BCC MI (3)
  • BCC QR (3)
  • Elective (3)

Eighth Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 426 Interactive Media Practicum II (1)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)