IM-100 Integrated Media Art Seminar
Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; H
This one credit course is an introduction to the Integrated Media Arts program and its offerings in terms of areas of study, practicum, internships, on campus projects and programs abroad. Meeting the faculty and learning of their interests and research goals is essential to finding your place in the department. Opportunities for Study Abroad, Internships and networking with Alumni are all part of this practical course with opportunities for written reflection and presentations. Together we explore your best options in professional and graduate school opportunities to inform your choice of POE and plan your course of study.


IM-110 Principles of Digital Media
Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; CTDH
An introduction to the concepts of digital media. Students will develop an understanding of the basics of digital media, the technology surrounding the creation and use of digital media, and its association with art, communication, and information technology. Through a laboratory context of experimentation and discussion the course explores the use of various creative software programs used to create artistic and expressive media content. The course provides an overview of media formats, media creation, the fundamental properties of the tools required for media manipulation, and insight into the artistic, social, psychological, and legal aspects of digital media. Prerequisites: Freshman or Sophomore standing or by instructor permission.


CS-110 Computer Science I
Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N,CTGES,CTGIS
An introductory study of computer science software development concepts. Python is used to introduce a disciplined approach to problem solving methods, algorithm development, software design, coding, debugging, testing, and documentation in the object oriented paradigm. This is the first course in the study of computer science. Recommended programming experience or IT110 or IT100, IT111 or IM110 or MA103 but not necessary.


AR-110 Survey of Western Art
Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F,I
Introduces the major periods of western art history from its genesis to the present: Ancient, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, Gothic, Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, High Renaissance, Mannerism, Northern Renaissance, Baroque, Nineteenth Century, and Twentieth Century. Masterpieces from each epoch provide information about the cultures from which they derive, and highlight the individual achievements of outstanding artists.


AR-104 Design and Color
Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F,CTDH
The discipline of design is basic to all forms of visual art, including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and illustration. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic elements of picture structure: composition, line, shape, value, texture, color, scale, proportion, tension, and balance. Note: A special fee for art supplies is assessed.


CM-133 Mass Media and Society
Either Semester; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H,CS
An examination of the convergence of mass media (print, radio, television, sound, film, and internet) which serve our most common public interests. The focus is on the four primary functions to inform, to entertain, to persuade, and to transmit culture. Students have a better understanding of the tension between media as business and its social responsibility to its citizens. This course is not open to seniors.


CM-290 The Metaverse
Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H,CW,CS
This introductory course focuses on how information technologies shape the way we think and organize ourselves. In studying the technology of the book, social media and the metaverse, students explore change and technology as central to the decision making of leaders. Prerequisites: CM133 or IT110 or IT111.


IM-375 Integrated Media Lab I
Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; CTDH
Integrated Media Arts Lab I is a laboratory context of experimentation and discussion for students in the IMA Program. Students are given the opportunity to engage in a reciprocal partnership with a local community partner. Working in a team-driven environment with a local community partner students propose, plan, and complete a real world design project. The course includes reflection, design deliverables, and client presentations throughout the semester. Community Engaged Learning designated. Prerequisite IM110, sophomore standing or higher.


IM-376 Integrated Media Lab II
Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits
Integrated Media Arts Lab II is a laboratory context of experimentation and discussion for students in the IMA Program. The course explores the methods and practices of creative industry standards and professional business practices of being a creative entrepreneur in a competitive world. Students will work on multiple individually driven creative projects to find their personal brand including the development of their online presence as a self promotion tool. By the end of the semester students will understand the business side of creativity including ethical obligations, intellectual property, contracts, negotiation techniques, time tracking, and pricing in a business setting. Prerequisite IM375, junior standing or higher.


EN-376 Writing Across Media
Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H,CW,CTDH
Writing across the Media is a combination of both theory and practice in internet communication. On the practical side, students will work with some of the common genres developing on the web, such as wikis and blogs. Theory includes interaction of visual and textual material, as well as the effect of interactivity, both document-to-reader and reader-to-document, on writing and communication. Prerequisites: EN110 or EN109.

Capstone/Experiential Learning

IM-398 Integrated Media Practicum II
Either Semester; Yearly; 1.00-3.00 Credits
Credit option for students who are applying their classroom theory from the department by working on IMA projects on campus or off-campus. Credit hours and level (298, 398 or 498) are dependent upon the extent of the project and will be determined by the professor. Available by permission only.


IM-498 Integrated Media Practicum III
Either Semester; Yearly; 1.00-3.00 Credits
Credit option for students who are applying their classroom theory from the department by working on IMA projects on campus or off-campus. Credit hours and level (298, 398 or 498) are dependent upon the extent of the project and will be determined by the professor. Available by permission only.


IM-490 IM Internship Need Paperwork
Variable; Yearly; 2.00-9.00 Credits


IM-495 Internship Seminar
Variable; Yearly; 2.00-6.00 Credits


IM-496 IMA Seminar
Fall; All Years; 3.00 Credits
This course is designed to serve as a capstone course for seniors who emphasize Integrated Media Arts in their POE. Students are expected to examine design theory and research methods relevant to a topic, theme, issue, or problem that has served as an area of special interest. This course is intended to allow students to develop, compose, organize, revise, and edit their own writing. Through written assignments students will have the opportunity to produce a thesis or creative project. Students must have senior standing and have a POE in IMA (designated or individualized). Distinction may be achieved if the candidate meets the IMA Distinction requirements.


IM-497 IMA Research
Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits
This course is designed to serve as a capstone course for seniors who emphasize Integrated Media Arts in their POE. Students are expected to examine design theory and research methods relevant to a topic, theme, issue, or problem that has served as an area of special interest. This course is intended to allow students to develop, compose, organize, revise, and edit their own writing. Through written assignments students will have the opportunity to produce a thesis or creative project. Students must have senior standing and have a POE in IMA (designated or individualized). Distinction may be achieved if the candidate meets the IMA Distinction requirements.

IMA Elective Course Suggestions

IM-242 Info Visualization
Fall; Variable; 3.00 Credits; N,CTDH,CTGES
This course considers the various aspects of presenting digital information for public consumption visually. Data formats from binary, text, various file types, to relational databases and web sites are covered to understand the framework of information retrieval for use in visualization tools. Visualization and graphical analyses of data are considered in the context of the human visual system for appropriate information presentation. Various open-source and commercial digital tools are considered for development of visualization projects. Prerequisite: IT 110, IT 111, IM 110, DS 110, or CS 110 or permission.


AR-204 Digital Art I
Variable; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; F,CTDH,WK-CE
This course focuses on the creation of art through electronic processes. Adobe Creative Cloud and other apps will be utilized along with scanners, cameras, and printers. Final works will be exhibited electronically and in print.


AR-211 The Art of Bookmaking
Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F
This course will introduce fiber to students at its most sophisticated and expressive, mode: Book Arts. Students will be taught basic book-making techniques as well as a brief history of visual communication (both functionally and aesthetically). Students will create projects that challenge traditional notions of the book within the visual arts. Students will participate in such activities as papermaking, sewing, stitching, and other techniques used to alter the idea of published material and written communication. Note: Additional lab fees apply.


CM-200 Art of Public Speaking
Either Semester; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; CS,H
Seeks to develop and improve fundamental principles and methods of selecting, organizing, developing, and communicating a line of reasoning and evidence for constructive influence in speaking situations. Students make three formal presentations, analyze messages, and improve their listening skills. Prerequisites: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.


IM-250 Digital Audio Production
Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F,CTDH
Digital Audio Production introduces the student to the fundamentals of capturing, editing and reproducing sound, using digital tools. Hands on studio work combines with basic acoustic theory to help conceptualize the bridge between the analogue and digital worlds. The final project for the course puts the student in teams to record, edit, mix and do simple mastering on a full length CD.


EN-273 Visual Literacy
Spring; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; H
This course explores how visuals and text are used for purposes of identification, information, and persuasion. It looks at many visual modes such as comics, ads, maps, graffiti, film, art, scientific images, and web sites. Students have the option to create arguments using only text, only images, or a combination of both. prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.


CM-220 Group Communication
Spring; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; H,CS
This course is designed to improve communication with others in small group task and problem-solving situations. Working with a community partner students propose, plan and carry out a service project. We explore ways of developing communication strategies for group decision making, for leadership, and for managing interpersonal conflict, as well as presentations skills. This course takes a balanced approach to understanding and using communication theories, as well as offering practical experience using those skills for working in small groups. By the end of the semester students understand the group experience in terms of shared leadership of working cooperatively with diverse group members; and the necessity for ethical choices. Prerequisite: CM130.


IM-298 Integrated Media Practicum I
Either Semester; Yearly; 1.00-3.00 Credits
Credit option for students who are applying their classroom theory from the department by working on IMA projects on campus or off-campus. Credit hours and level (298, 398 or 498) are dependent upon the extent of the project and will be determined by the professor. Available by permission only.


IM-310 Social Media
Spring; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; F
This course will introduce students to the context and forms of social media. We will explore the theories and practices of narrative expression in online context, explore social media as culture and study the impact of " the sharing economy. " What is social media, who uses it, who gains from it, and how is it transforming new media as well as traditional media. One of the outcomes of social media is that everything is connected, creating massive amounts of user generated content and data. Students will learn to analyze, design and visualize this data. We will also focus on the social norms of user communities and how we can leverage it to better understand emerging technologies. Students will have the opportunity to explore both theory and practice of social media through writing assignments, presentations, curating and creating creative content, and participating on both online and offline discussions. Prerequisites: IM110 or IT110 or IT111 or CS110.


AR-330 Modern to Contemporary Art
Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; CA,F,I
An exciting venture into the realm of the arts of our modern to contemporary world, this course surveys major artists and movements from post-World War II to the present. Beginning with Pop Art and continuing through Post-Modernism and the global arts of today, we will examine artworks from a variety of media and incorporate key critical, philosophical, cultural, and theoretical writings. Pre-requisite: AR-110 or AR-130.


IT-307 Project Management
Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; S,CW,CS,SW-LE
This course reviews and applies project management processes and techniques such as project life cycle, project selection methods, work breakdown instructions, network diagrams, cost estimates, and more. Prerequisites: IT210 and Jr or Sr standing or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: IT308.


IM-360 Digital Video Production
Spring; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; F,CTDH
Video Production I is a practical hands-on experience with cinematography, audio production, and lighting. Students learn the necessary skills to tell an well produced digital story with appropriate technical knowledge to enhance the narrative and audience engagement. This course will teach students how to work as a professional videographer by expanding digital media knowledge and techniques. Students will learn the technical foundations of video production, camera operation, lighting, audio acquisition and editing. Students will be encouraged to investigate the impact of video content based on the viewer in addition to artistic potential through digital storytelling. Prerequisites: IM110 or permission by permission of instructor with prior video experience.


IM-361 Video Production II
Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F,CTDH
Digital Video Production II allows students to work from ideas to a final video production that is ready to showcase at a film premiere, enter into film competitions, or share with a client as a professional commercial for their business. From preproduction planning all the way to post production editing, students will work on a series of videos with full creative rights. Students will be required to oversee planning, storyboarding, shooting, editing, and final exporting. Students with prior video production experience are preferred. Prerequisite: IM360 or by instructor permission.


EN-377 Ethical Game Design
Fall; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; H,CW,SW-ER,CTDH
This course focuses on both the use of ethical principles to design games and the critical study of ethical games, which position players to make ethical decisions throughout the game. After learning about ethical principles through play and analysis, students design a text-based game where players make ethical choices shaping the narrative and experience of the game.


EN-378 Video Production Writing
Fall; Odd Years; 4.00 Credits; H,CW,CTDH,WK-CE
Writing for Video Production is a course that combines contemporary rhetoric, creative inquiry, design thinking, media authorship, self-reflection, and social engagement. Students complete directed writing such as journal entries, scripts, storyboards, and shotlists in concert with video production, facilitating an integrated process of thinking, creating, and problem-solving. Take FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109

Additional Special Topic courses may be added as electives from the AR, IM, CM, IT, CS, EN, and EB course listings. Students should discuss options with their advisors.

Total Core & Capstone in IMA POE: 34 Credits
Total Electives: 18 Credits
Program of Emphasis Requirement: 52 Credits *

* At least 18 credits must be completed at the 300 or 400 level. Additional Liberal Arts credits are needed to meet the required 120 total credits for your undergraduate degree.