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Minor Code - U129

The interactive media design minor is intended to close an existing gap between the College of Creative Arts and the College of Media by providing a finely tuned curriculum supplement for journalism and advertising and public relations students that delivers emergent digital and interactive design skills while expanding learning opportunities for art and design students in the study of narrative methodologies, multimedia and visual storytelling. This minor is restricted to students with a major in either the College of Media or the College of Creative Arts. 

Through collaboration and shared support between the College of Creative Arts and the College of Media, students will be able to acquire critical competitive skills in interactive design and visual narrative using new technologies that will make them highly competitive in an environment that is increasingly determined by digital and visual media. To complete the interactive media design minor, students must schedule an appointment with their advisor in the School of Art and Design or the College of Media.

Students in colleges and units outside of the College of Media may earn a minor in interactive design for media by completing the following courses and meeting the requirements as stated below. The interactive design for media minor is not available to students in the College of Media unless they are pursuing the College’s multidisciplinary studies major. The majority of courses for the interactive design for media minor are offered exclusively online and some may require summer enrollment.  Note that additional online course fees apply.

To earn a minor in interactive design for media, a student must earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses required for the minor and have 9 distinct credit hours in the minor not shared with other degree requirements. However, College of Media MDS students must earn a C- in every course in the minor and all 15 credit hours must be distinct to the minor and not shared with other degree requirements.

ART 272Designing for Multimedia3
Art and Design students complete the following JRL course; Media students complete the following ART course:3
Visual Journalism and New Media
Introduction to Electronic Media 1
MDIA 225Media Tools & Applications 3
ART 372Interactive Design 3
ART 472Advanced Interactive Design3
Total Hours15