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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Interactive Media, B.S.


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Department of Media Arts  
Dr. Stephanie Dean
(615) 904-8465
stephanie.dean@mtsu.edu

The Interactive Media program focuses on interactive and new media content. This interdisciplinary program combines the use of text, images, video, sound, graphics, and interactivity to communicate through a variety of ever-changing digital platforms such as social media, apps, and games. The curriculum includes content creation, strategy, measurement, and management in a blend of theoretical and hands-on approaches. The curriculum culminates with a senior capstone course and an internship in a professional setting.

NOTE: Students must earn a C (2.00) or better in each course in the college in order to graduate.

NOTE: This program was formerly the Mass Communication major with a concentration in New Media Communication.

Admission to Candidacy


To be admitted to candidacy in the Interactive Media program, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. 45 hours completed before applying for candidacy
  2. Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:

EMC 1020 /RIM 1020 /JOUR 1020  

ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  

EMC 2500  

EMC 3060  

  1. Minimum overall GPA in all college coursework of 2.50.
  2. Math course satisfying General Education requirements.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Interactive Media, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Major Requirements (36 hours)


Interactive Media Requirements (24 hours)


Management/Marketing/Entrepreneurship Requirement (3 hours)


 Choose one:

Minor (15-18 hours)


Electives (25-28 hours)


Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Interactive Media


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 30 credit hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 32 credit hours


Junior


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 28 Hours


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