Interactive Media Studies

(19 semester hours minimum)

For information, contact the director of the Center for Interactive Media Studies, 2045 FSB (513-529-1637).

The minor in interactive media studies introduces the student to digital media and allows them to examine their chosen major from a new perspective. It provides students with a framework for integrating a broad understanding of interactive media balanced with a more specific focus on disciplinary tracks. A 3.00 GPA is required for admittance into the minor.

There are four tracks within the minor that allow students to focus their experience on a particular area of interactive media, and to better complement their disciplinary area of focus. These tracks include commercialization, interpretation, simulation and visualization. There is also a self-designed option (with adviser approval).

For a complete list of courses needed to fulfill the requirements, please contact the director.

Program Requirements

Foundation: Take two of the following (6 hours):

CSE 251 Computational Modeling and Simulation (3)

CSE 252 Web Application Programming (3)

ENG/IMS 224 Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds (3)

ENG/IMS 238 Narrative and Digital Technology (3)

IMS 201 Information Studies in the Digital Age (3)

IMS 254 Design Principles Applied (3)

IMS 257 Web Interaction Programming (3)

Track: Take three courses in any one of the following specialization tracks (9 hours):

Note: Courses completed in the foundation cannot be used to complete a track.

Commercialization

BLS 437 Cyberlaw (3)

COM 211 Introduction to Video Production (4)

IMS 333 Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3)

IMS 355 Principles and Practices of Managing Interactive Projects (3)

IMS 390C Topics in IMS: Commercialization

IMS 413 Usability and Digital Media Design (4)

IMS 414 Web and Social Media Analytics (3)

IMS 418 Social Media Marketing and Online Community Management (3)

IMS /MKT 419 Digital Branding (4)

MGT 311 Project Management (3)

Interpretation

ENG/IMS 171 Humanities and Technology (3)

ENG/IMS 224 Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds (3)

ENG/IMS 238 Narrative and Digital Technology (3)

ENG 411 Visual Rhetoric (3)

IMS 211 The Analysis of Play (3)

IMS 212 The Design of Play (3)

IMS 222 Web and Interaction Design (3)

IMS 390I Topics in IMS: Interaction

IMS 407 Interactive Business Communication (3)

JRN/IMS 303 Online Journalism (3)

MUS/IMS 221 Music Technologies (3)

MUS 303/IMS 304 Electronic Music (3)

Simulation

IMS/ARC 404Y Mind and Medium (3)

IMS 211 The Analysis of Play (3)

IMS 212 The Design of Play (3)

IMS 225 Games and Learning (3)

IMS 253 Building Interactive Objects (3)

IMS 319 Foundations in 3D Design (3)

IMS 445 Game Design (3)

IMS 487 Game Prototyping, Pipeline and Production (3)

IMS 390S Topics in IMS: Simulation

Visualization

IMS 222 Interaction Design (3)

IMS 253 Building Interactive Objects (3)

IMS 254 Design Principles Applied (3)

IMS/ART 259 Art and Digital Tools I (3)

IMS 261 Information and Data Visualization (3)

IMS 356 Interactive Animation (3)

IMS/ART 359 Art and Digital Tools II (3)

IMS 390V Topics in IMS: Visualization

IMS 413 Usability and Digital Media Design (4)

IMS/STA/JRN 404 Visualizing Information (3)

IMS 422 Advanced Web Design (3)

IMS 461 3D Visualization & Simulation (3)

MIS 245 Database Systems and Data Warehousing (3)

A Self-designed track can be created with pre-approval of an adviser.

Take the following (4 hours):

IMS 440 Interactive Media Studies Practicum (4)

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