Interactive Media Design Courses

Interactive Media Design Courses


IMD 193C Professions in Interactive Media Design 1 credit
The student explores career options in interactive media. She conducts field research by interviewing professionals working in her areas of interest. She also investigates opportunities for graduate study to advance her career.

IMD 381 Content Development 3 credits
The student learns to write for interactive multimedia by contrasting the nuances of writing for text, audio, and video in diverse applications. She explores the role of the writer on multimedia and website production teams through case study analysis of the written documents and scripts for a marketing website, corporate website, research portal, e-learning, museum kiosk, online training, computer game, video game, simulation, parallel story, virtual world, and immersive exhibit. In addition to creating nonlinear storyboards, the student produces outlines, proposals, and design documents that support project management.

IMD 401 New Media 3 credits
The student learns about how new media is transforming communication worldwide through interactive user feedback, creative participation, and community formation around media content. The dynamic possibilities of new media will be the focal point of this course, as the student investigates how social media has restructured the audience’s expectations of media. Using the demise of traditional journalism as a case study, the student will explore the democratization of the creation, publishing, distribution, and consumption of media content around social movements.