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Interdisciplinary Studies - Interactive Media
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Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies - Interactive Media

Interdisciplinary Studies recognizes that academic disciplines do not exist in a vacuum, that to fully understand a subject one must move beyond the silos of the individual disciplines and integrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are to be found in related, complementary academic subjects. Thus the student will study at least two different subjects in the Interdisciplinary program, looking for connections between them.

About the Concentration:

The Interactive Media concentration combines the conceptual and visual strengths of an Art education with the skills needed to work with database systems, networking and computer languages that the Computer Science program provides. Small class sizes and well-equipped computer labs give students access to the resources they need to need to develop a strong body of work for graduation and future employment. Graduates are prepared for careers as interactive media artists and interactive media developers as well as graduate studies.

 
COMPUTER SCIENCE EMPHASIS
 
Major Requirements
 
Required Computer Science Courses:
 
COS 120 Internet Computing 4
COS 140 Introduction to Computer Science      4
COS 142 Data Structures 4
COS 280 Networking using TCP/IP 4
COS 355 Computer Graphics 4
COS 455 Database Systems 4
One COS elective  - 300 level or higher
4
 
Required Math Courses:
 
MAT 141M Calculus I 4
MAT 151M Foundations of Abstract Mathematics            4
 
Required Art Courses: 
 
ART 234A Interactive Web Media 4
ART 244A Creative Imaging 4
ART 344A Creative Imaging II 4
ART 320A Contemporary Theory and Practice             4
ART 441 New Media 4
 
Required English Courses:
Choose one of the following:
 
ENG 213H Journalism 4
ENG 217 Feature Writing (by permission)                    4
Or another writing course approved by advisor.
 
Total Credits for Computer Science Emphasis:  60
 
 
ART EMPHASIS
 
Major Requirements
 
Required Art Courses:
 
ART 234A Interactive Web Media 4
ART 244A Creative Imaging 4
ART 344A Creative Imaging II 4
ART 320A Contemporary Theory and Practice        4
ART 420 Senior Seminar and Studio Practice 4
ART 430 Senior Project and Studio Practice 4
ART 441 New Media 4
 
Required Art History Courses:
 
ARH 276A Contemporary Art                                    4
ARH 274A Modern Art                                    4
 
Required Computer Science Courses:
 
COS 120 Internet Computing 4
COS 140 Introduction to Computer Science       4
COS 142 Data Structures 4
COS 355 Computer Graphics 4
One COS Elective 4
 
Required Math Courses:
 
MAT 141M Calculus I                                                            4
 
Total Credits for Art Emphasis: 60

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
One year of one foreign language at the college level or two years of one foreign language at the high school level.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

MINIMUM TOTAL OF CREDITS FOR THE DEGREE: 128

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