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 Alums 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.

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.

This course is an introduction to the skill and the art of capturing, editing, processing, mastering and reproducing sound in a digital context. Please use the syllabus as the primary linkage to lecture notes and other course elements.

Integrated Media Arts Lab is for students studying or interested in Integrated Media Arts. Through a laboratory context of experimentation and discussion the course explores the use of various technologies (online communities, social networks, digital imaging, audio, video, multimedia work, layout and design, and the World Wide Web) and design to provide students with the practical knowledge, confidence and critical skills necessary to effectively understand and communicate as an Integrated Media Artist. Prerequisite: IM275.

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.

IMA Internships are on site positions that are primarily driven by the business or organizations need. IMA interns have the opportunity to put their classroom theory to practice on real world content that will ultimately be used by the business or organization. Students are required to submit biweekly work journals with time tracking and tasks listed. Credit hours are dependent upon the extent of the project and will be determined by the professor. Available by permission only.


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.