“I can take a project that works with community members and
work hands on to create design work that is all self-designed
and self-researched with the help of a professor”

Maddie Thompson '19

What to Expect

Freshman Year

The freshman year can be rather exploratory in nature. Principles of Digital Media and IMA First Year Seminar are courses you would be taking. Mix these in with a variety of introductory courses in art, communication, or information technology and these provide the basis for study in Integrated Media Arts.

Sophomore Year

This is the year that students usually follow a more distinct course sequence incorporating Community Engaged Learning courses in IMA working with local community partners on real world content. IMA students will also study information systems in addition to communication and media studies courses.

Junior Year

This is the year when study abroad may be considered. Courses more in-depth and specific to the program are taken. IMA students enjoy Digital Video Production, Social Media and even a course in Photography or Animation. Of course there are many other options for all programs available.

Senior Year

Additional advanced courses are taken along with some appropriate capstone experience. All students will have ample opportunities to do a research project specific to the student’s area of interest or have the option to work on a team oriented research project. There are also great local and national internship opportunities for IMA students.