The media informatics program resides at the intersection of communication, arts, technology, and code. Students in this diverse and challenging major collaborate to create and design websites, 3D animation, apps, and video games, that educate, inform, inspire, and entertain. Coursework focuses on both cutting edge technology and foundational understanding of theories and techniques needed to create compelling and inventive experiences for the next generation.
The media informatics curriculum will prepare students to create and deliver content with the end goal of developing engaging and effective interactive, immersive, and animated storytelling.
Students majoring in media informatics must complete 54 credit hours of study as outlined below, and take “CMST 101 Public Speaking - OC (3 credits) ” or “CMST 110 Introduction to Communication Studies - OC (3 credits) ” for the oral communication requirement of their general education program.
Also, MIN students are required to take “INF 120 Elementary Programming - NS (3 credits) ” to fulfill the natural science without a lab requirement of the general education program.
In addition, MIN students are required to take “EMB 100 Media Literacy - AH (3 credits) ” or “JOU 110 Introduction to Mass Communication - SB (3 credits) ” to fulfill either a culture and creativity or individual and society requirement of the general education program. It is the policy of the Communication Department that the courses offered by the department (CMST, COM, EMB, HCOM, JOU, MIN, POP, PRE courses) cannot be double counted toward the majors and minors in the department unless the required course is the only option.
Four-Year Plan: Click here to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures page.
Special graduation requirements: All majors and minors in the Department of Communication must earn a letter grade of C- or better and a 2.0 GPA in their major or minor courses.
♦ Indicates prerequisite.