Course Descriptions

Interactive Media in the Digital Age


Introduction to interactive media, including exploration of foundational knowledge and skills suitable for emerging trends in new media development. Study and discussion includes new paradigms and production methodologies, underlying technologies, protocols, and processes through idea development, case studies, and an exploration of a wide range of current interactive media from web to media informatics, casual games, and interactive objects, spaces, and devices. 3 Credits (3 Lecture)

Social Media in Business and Society


Examination of the strategic use of social media for personal, professional, and business communication, advertising, and marketing. Course work includes using various social media tools, creating and sharing content, and collaborating on group campaigns using social media for social change. Includes analysis of current and emerging social media tools from a personal and business prospective. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Spring Only.

Digital Video Production


Fundamentals of digital video production and its use on the Web and in interactive media projects. Basic video shot composition skills are developed and demonstrated through production of short digital videos using assigned projects, including storyboarding, directing, lighting, and shooting. Productions are finalized using current video and sound-editing software. Short digital video narratives on various topics are created and prepared for use on the Web or other interactive projects. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): BWM150 and CSC124. Fall Only.

Web and Organizational Security


Current legal, ethical, privacy, and security issues facing today’s Web designers. Topics include an overview of organizational security as a whole, with a focus on Web application security. Best practices for e-mail, Web design, and website hosting are also covered, as well as the services and mechanisms used to protect the infrastructure, such as firewalls, intrusion detection, access control, and cryptography. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): BWM150 and BWM160. As needed.

Interactive Media Internship


Work experience intended to provide exposure to the practical and daily operations of an organization that designs interactive media solutions or the equivalent. Placement within a private firm, government institution or agency, corporation, or other office is based on major and/or career interests to the extent possible, culminating in a narrative report at the conclusion of the internship. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 15 Internship) Prerequisite(s): BWM250 and BWM252 and BWM254.