Curriculum | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Immersive Media (IMM) Curriculum

Students gain hands-on experience through intimate studio courses focused on prototyping, and collaborative design. Courses include topics in: 3D modeling, 3D landscapes, architecture, interior design, immersive design research, human centered design, interactive 3d engines, and finally, a capstone internship or co-op experience. Students can customize their education with electives in subjects including screenwriting, interactive animation, sculpture, landscape design, and many more.

Core courses*:

  • Studio I: 3D Modeling
  • Intro to Architectural Graphics & 3D Modeling
  • Intro to landscapes, architecture, interior architecture
  • Studio II: 3D Landscape Focus
  • Human Centered Design
  • Studio III Architecture Focus
  • Studio IV Interior Design Focus
  • Studio V: Immersive Design Research
  • Studio VI: Capstone
  • Internship or Co-Op


  • Intro to Visual Culture
  • Sculpture I
  • 2D & 3D Design
  • Foundations of Screenwriting
  • Material Studies Studio
  • Design Praxis
  • Introduction to Digital Video Production
  • Art + Land: Artists Engage the Environment
  • Principles of Landscape Design
  • Digital Animation & Compositing
  • Advanced Digital Video Production Studio
  • Building Systems
  • Lighting and Acoustics
  • Theory Studio
  • Animation
  • Construction Documents
  • Interactive Animation
  • Digital Sound Production
  • Media Literacy

*General Education and Major courses are NOT offered every semester. Always consult your advisor before making any schedule changes.

Total Credits = 121