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Interactive Media Requirements

Program requirements include an interactive media "core" of courses and a one-credit career exploration seminar, along with perspectives courses, a choice of an advanced production track, and a wide selection of electives.

B.A. in Interactive Media

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the major.

Requirements

Interactive Media Core - 13 Credits

  • CSCI/DIGC 158 - P4 Intro to Computational Media (3)
  • COMM 219 - Design I (3)
  • COMM 269 - Web Design (3)
  • COMM 322 - COMM Careers Seminar (1)
  • DIGC 490 - Senior Project (3)

Perspectives - 15 credits

Cultural

Choose TWO courses from the following group (at least one of the courses must be at the 300 level.)

  • COMM 367 - Emergent Media and Web Culture (3)
  • DIGC 171 - P3 Video Game History (3)
  • ENGL 272 - P2 Digital Feminisms (3)
  • ENGL 346 - Narrative and New Media (3)
  • ENGL 380 - Visual Rhetoric (3)
  • ENGL 382 - Digital Literacies (3)
Interactive Art

Choose ONE course from the following group.

  • DIGC/ARTS 258 - Intro to Physical Computing (3)
  • DIGC/ARTS 259 - P1 VR and Interaction Art (3)
Data

Choose ONE course from the following group.

  • DIGC 240 - P4 The Networked World (3)
  • DIGC 245 - SQ Visualizing Data (3)
  • STAT 160 - P4 Introduction to Data Science (3)
Writing

Choose ONE course from the following group.

  • DIGC 275 - Writing for Games (3)
  • ENGL 359 - Technical Writing (3)
  • ENGL 361 - Writing for New Media (3)

Advanced Production - 6 credits

Choose ONE track (two courses).

  • COMM 362 - Interactive Media Design (3) –AND–
    COMM 468 - Advanced Web Development (3)
  • DIGC 271 - Video Game Design I (3) –AND–
    DIGC 371 - Video Game Design II (3)

Electives - 9 credits

  • AMST/ARTS 201C - P1 Picturing the Past (3)
  • ARTS 112D - Digital Art (3)
  • ARTS/COMM 236 - Photo I: Art Photography (3)
  • ARTS/COMM 336 - Photo II: Media and Documentary (3)
  • COMM 231 - Video Storytelling (3)
  • COMM 261 - P1 Documentary Film (3)
  • COMM 267 - Social Media Management (3)
  • COMM 319 - Design II (3)
  • COMM 328 - Editing and Motion Graphics (3)
  • COMM 349 - Media Management and Economics (3)
  • COMM 361 - Documentary Production (3)
  • COMM 363 - Media Research and Web Analytics (3)
  • COMM 449 - Media Entrepreneurship (3)
  • CSCI 260 - Introduction to Databases (3)
  • CSCI 303 - C Module (1)
  • CSCI 304 - Visual BASIC Module (1)
  • CSCI 307 - Python Module (1)
  • CSCI 355 - Mobile Computing (3)
  • CSCI 375 - Programming the World Wide Web (3)
  • CSCI 385 - Data Mining (3)
  • EDUC 204 - Educational Technology (3)
  • ENGL 218C - P1 Theater and Design (3)
  • ENGL/COMM 329 - Film and Television Analysis (3)
  • MKTG 415 - Internet Marketing (3)
  • STAT 250 - Geographic Information Systems (3)
  • STAT 345 - Exploratory Data Analysis (3)
  • STAT 355 - Social Network Analysis (3)
  • Any DIGC course not already used to meet another requirement in the major

Students may also select as electives any course under the Perspectives areas or Advanced Production not already taken to meet a perspectives or advanced production requirement. In addition, any DIGC courses offered in the course of the academic year which are not included in this list at the time of catalog publication, may be used as elective credit in the major.

Total: 43 credits

Please note that at least 22 credits in the major must be taken at St. John Fisher College.


Minor in Interactive Media

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence in the minor.

Requirements

At least one course in the minor must be taken at the 300 level.

Required Courses - 6 credits

  • DIGC/CSCI 158 - P4 Introduction to Computational Media (3)
    Computer science majors or minors may substitute CSCI 161 by petition.
  • Choose one:
    • COMM 269 - Web Design (3)
    • DIGC 271 - Video Game Design I(3)

Cultural Approaches - 3 credits

Choose ONE course from the following group.

  • COMM 367 - Emergent Media and Web Culture (3)
  • DIGC 171 - P3 Video Game History (3)
  • DIGC 240 - P4 The Networked World (3)
  • ENGL 272 - P2 Digital Feminisms (3)
  • ENGL 346 - Narrative and New Media (3)
  • ENGL 382 - Digital Literacies (3)

Electives - 9 credits

Choose nine credits from the following group.

  • ARTS 112D - Digital Art (3)
  • COMM 219 - Design I (3)
  • COMM 319 - Design II (3)
  • COMM 362 - Interactive Media Design (3)
  • COMM 363 - Media Research and Analytics (3)
  • COMM 449 - Media Entrepreneurship (3)
  • COMM 468 - Advanced Web Development (3)
  • CSCI 260 - Introduction to Databases (3)
  • CSCI 303/304/307 - C/Visual Basic/Python (3)
  • EDUC 204 - Educational Technology (3)
  • ENGL 218C - P1 Theater and Design (3)
  • ENGL 359 - Technical Writing (3)
  • ENGL 361 - Writing with New Media (3)
  • ENGL 380 - Visual Rhetoric (3)
  • MKTG 415 - Internet Marketing (3)
  • Any DIGC course

Students may also use additional courses under Cultural Approaches as electives.

Total: 18 credits

Note: Only one course from the student's major may also be used to satisfy a requirement in the interactive media minor.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.