Certificate in Interactive Digital Media
Students learn critical skills and develop content for an interactive and digital media context. The acquisition of skills in content development and technical applications is important for students majoring in any field who want to share their ideas with others. This certificate is available at the St. Louis and Geneva campuses. The Certificate in Interactive Digital Media is only available to students not majoring in Interactive Digital Media.
Successful graduates of this program will be able to:
- author and critique messages across all areas of mediated communications;
- demonstrate technical proficiency in interactive media skills;
- apply interactive techniques and theories in producing a portfolio of work
This certificate consists of 18 required credit hours taken at Webster University.
Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses applied toward the certificates.
|INTM 1600 Introduction to Interactive Digital Media||3 hours|
|INTM 2200 Visual Design for Interactive Digital Media||3 hours|
|INTM 3100 Programming for Web Communications||3 hours|
|INTM 3300 Programming for Interactive Digital Media||3 hours|
|Additional INTM courses at the 3000 or 4000 level||6 hours|
INTM 1600 Introduction to Interactive Digital Media (3)
A practical introduction to interactive media. Students learn the concept, information and interactive design, production strategies, technical aspects of production and publication, and practical applications of interactive media in educational, commercial, and public environments. Students create formal design documents that include flowcharts, treatments, scripts, and storyboards. Prerequisite: EPMD 1000 OR permission of instructor.
INTM 2200 Visual Design for Interactive Digital Media (3)
Students apply interactive design to the visual presentation of information. Effective use of color, creating intuitive visual cues for response and decision-making points, and engaging display of information are studied. Photoshop and related applications are used as tools in graphic interface design for interactive media in a variety of interactive contexts. Prerequisite: INTM 1600 OR permission of the instructor.
INTM 3100 Programming for Web Communications (3)
Students learn the application of interactive media to the Internet. The course addresses concepts and strategies for integrating interactive function and design in the World Wide Web context. Students learn how to organize information and design the interactive function of a Web-based delivery system. The projects in this class are publications of Web sites that have interpreted and applied interactive design and function in their Web site. Prerequisites: INTM 1600 AND INTM 2200 OR permission of the instructor.
INTM 3300 Programming for Interactive Media (3)
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the skills required to produce interactive media integrated with 2D animation for commercial websites, instructional CD-ROMs and stand-alone kiosks. Topics covered in the class include principles of vector-based 2D animation and an introduction to multimedia programming. Prerequisite: INTM 2200.