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Chatham University


Bachelor of Arts in Immersive Media

Students gain hands-on experience through intimate studio courses focused on prototyping, programming, and collaborative design. Courses include topics in: user experience, architecture and environments, immersive design research, human centered design, interactive 3d engines, and finally, a capstone project and internship or co-op experience. Students can customize their education with electives in subjects including screenwriting, interactive animation, sculpture, 3d modeling, creative writing, and many more. The Immersive Media program is made up of core courses, interdisciplinary requirements, and elective tracks.

Core Courses*:

  • Immersive Media I
  • Immersive Media II
  • Studio I: User Experience for Immersive Design
  • Studio II: Immersive Game Design
  • Human Centered Design
  • Studio III: Architecture and Environments
  • Studio IV: Prototyping for Advanced Systems
  • Studio V: Simulation and Training
  • Immersive Design Research
  • Studio VI: Capstone
  • Internship or Co-Op

Interdisciplinary Course Requirements:

  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Advanced Programming
  • Sculpture I
  • Enivronment and Behavior
  • Interior Architecture Theory
  • Digital Visualization I
  • History of Interior Architecture
  • History of 20th and 21st Century Architecture
  • Fallingwater Design Residency

*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.