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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

NOTE: The Immersive Media curriculum is still being finalized and will be complete by the start of the fall 2019 semester. The curriculum listed here is an example of the possible curriculum and is subject to change.