Aug 09, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interactive Media, B.S.

Media Arts  
Todd O’Neill
(615) 898-5830

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, virtual and augmented reality, 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: Majors must complete all major course requirements with a grade of C (2.00) or better.

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. Passing grade for EMC 1010  
  3. Grade of B (3.00) or better in each of the following:

EMC 1020 /RIM 1020 /JOUR 1020  

IAM 2500  

IAM 3060 

IAM 3065  

Math course satisfying General Education requirements

  1. Grade of C (2.00) or better in ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020 .

Academic Map

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

Interactive Media, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 47 hours*
     College Core    9 hours
     Interactive Media Requirements    38 hours
MGMT/MKT/ENTR requirement 3 hours
Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 11-17 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

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.

The following course required by the program meets General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (47 hours)

Management/Marketing/Entrepreneurship Requirement (3 hours)

 Choose one:

Minor (15-18 hours)

Electives (11-17 hours)

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.


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