IMS Program and Degree Options

The IMS program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in three different tracks: technology, graphics and convergent. Students in all three track must complete the common core (see below) and the requirements for their tracks. Students can major in multiple tracks.

The list below shows show courses required for each track in the IMS major.

IMS CORE COURSES

Courses

Odd Year
2013 - 2014

Even Years
2012 - 2013

IMS 100 Introduction to Visual Literacy

X

X

IMS 109 Image Processing

X

X

IFS 115 Web Page Development

X

X

IMS 125 Computer Animation w/Flash

X

X

ART 141 Designing Graphics

X

X

Select 1 of the 2 below

        ENG 196 Story

X

X

        IMS 200 Writing Across Media

X

X

ART 107 2D Design

X

X

SPC 260 Introduction to New Media

X

X

SPC 325 Communications Law

X

X

IMS 490 Portfolio Workshop

X

X

Select 2 courses from below (can repeat)

       ENG 128 College Humor Magazine

X

X

       ENG 130 College Literary Magazine

X

X

       ENG 132 Newspaper Practicum

X

X

       IMS 113 Multimedia Practicum (Viewfinder)

X

X

       SPC 113 Cardinal Video

X

X

       IMS Internship

X

X


IMS ELECTIVES

Courses

Odd Years

Even Years

IMS 320 Motion Graphics

X

X

IMS 387 Media Entrepreneurship

 

 

IMS 390 Special topics

X

 

GRAPHICS TRACK

Courses

Odd Years

Even Years

ART 110 3-Dimensional Design

X

X

ART 143 Beginning Typography

X

X

ART 205 Digital Photography

X

X

IMS 343 Digital Illustration and Prepress Production

 

X

ART 344 2-Dimentional Computer Graphics/Animation (1.5)

X

 

ART 345 3-Dimentional Computer Graphics/Animation

 

X

Coursework from interactive media not found in the graphics track:

3 credit hours at 200-level or above

X

X

3 credit hours at 300-level or above

X

X

Recommended electives:

IMS 113 Multimedia Practicum (Viewfinder)

X

X

ART 117 Silver Photography

   

IMS 297/397/497 Internship (0.0-9.0)

X

X

3 credits 200 or above and 3 credits 300 or above from other tracks or electives


INTERACTIVE MEDIA TECHNOLOGY TRACK

Courses

Odd Years

Even Years

IFS 116 Website Design and Development

 

X

IFS 320 Multimedia Presentations

X

 

CSC 160 Computer Science I

X

X

CSC 225 Web Programming in Flash

 

X

CSC 436 Human Computer Interaction

 

X

Select 10.5 credits from below

     CSC 161 Computer Science II

X

X

     CSC/IMS 215 Web Programming

X

 

     IMS 220 Video Editing and Production

 

X

     IMS 230 Audio Editing and Production

X

 

     CSC 425 Computer Graphics

X

 

     CSC 435 Windows Game Programming

X

 

6 credits above 200 from other tracks or electives

CONVERGENT TRACK

Courses

Odd Years

Even Years

SPC 185 Mass Media

X

X

IMS 200 Writing Across Media

X

X

3 credits from

    ENG 220 News Writing

X

 

    ENG 275 Creative Writing

X

X

    SPC 267 TV Screenwriting

X

 

    SPC 268 Film Screenwriting

X

 

    SPC 277 Broadcast Copy Writing

X

X

3 credits from

    ART 143 Beginning Topology

X

 

    ART 205 Digital Photography

X

 

    IFS 116 Web Site Project

 

X

    IFS 230 Audio Editing and Production

X

X

    IFS 320 Multimedia Presentations

X

X

    SPC 269 TV and Video Production

X

X

3 credits from

    CSC 436 Human Computer Interaction

 

X

    ENG 201 Critical Methods in English Studies

X

X

    ENG 240 Introduction to Film

X

X

    ENG 270 Writing, Rhetoric & Culture

X

 

    SPC 391 Seminar in Broadcast Media

 

 

6 credits from

    ENG 335 Magazine Writing & Production

X

 

    ENG 465 Adv. Creative Nonfiction Multimedia

X

 

    SPC 410 Rhetorical Criticism

X

 

    SPC 412 Media Criticism

X

X

    SPC 491 Seminar in Broadcast Media

 

 

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Contact

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Program Coordinator Prof. Hale Ekinci.

Call | 630.637.5545

Email | hekinci@noctrl.edu