Interactive Media Studies Minor

The minor in interactive media studies introduces digital media and allows students to examine chosen majors 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 admission into the minor.

There are four tracks within the minor that allow students to focus their experience on a particular area of interactive media that best complements their major. These tracks include commercialization, interpretation, simulation, and visualization. There is also a self-designed option (with advisor approval). For a complete list of courses needed to fulfill the requirements, please contact the director.

For information, please contact the Interactive Media Studies Program, 201 Laws Hall, 513-529-1637.

Program Requirements

(19 semester hours minimum)

Foundation
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Game Programming
Web Application Programming
Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds
Narrative and Digital Technology
Information Studies in the Digital Age
Design Principles Applied
Web Interaction Programming
Track
Select three courses in a specialized track 19
Required course
IMS 440/IMS 540Interactive Media Studies Practicum4
Total Credit Hours19
1

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

Tracks

Track 1: Commercialization

Select three courses of the following:9
Cyberlaw
Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Principles and Practices of Managing Interactive Projects
Special Topics in Interactive Media Studies
Usability and Digital Media Design
Web and Social Media Analytics
Social Media Marketing and Online Community Management
Digital Branding
Introduction to Video Production
Total Credit Hours9

Track 2: Interpretation

Select three courses of the following:9
Humanities and Technology
Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds
Narrative and Digital Technology
Visual Rhetoric
The Analysis of Play
The Design of Play
Web and Interaction Design
Special Topics in Interactive Media Studies
Interactive Business Communication
Online Journalism
Music Technologies
Electronic Music
Total Credit Hours9

Track 3: Simulation

Select three courses of the following:9
Mind and Medium
The Analysis of Play
The Design of Play
Games and Learning
Building Interactive Objects
Foundations in Digital 3-D Modeling and Animation
Game Design
Game Prototyping, Pipeline and Production
Special Topics in Interactive Media Studies
Total Credit Hours9

Track 4: Visualization

Select three courses of the following:9
Web and Interaction Design
Building Interactive Objects
Design Principles Applied
Art and Digital Tools I
Information and Data Visualization
Interactive Animation
Topics in IMS: Visualization
Usability and Digital Media Design
Advanced Data Visualization
Advanced Web Design
Advanced 3D Visualization and Simulation
Total Credit Hours9

Track 5: Self-designed

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