Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, the master of science in interactive media can help you get ahead in in fields such as marketing, public relations, journalism, entertainment, publishing, health care and many more. A deep understanding of content, including how to craft, design, produce, manage and analyze it effectively is in high demand throughout these industries.
This 100 percent online program prepares you to meet that demand, immersing you into the worlds of social media, web production, digital audio and video, user experience, multimedia storytelling and content management, all while preparing you with skills that you can immediately use on the job. You'll also learn how to critically analyze all aspects of media in order to become an innovative thinker and gain the ingenuity you need to adapt and lead as industry rapidly shifts.
In order to immerse yourself in a specific discipline, you can pursue one of three professional concentrations: multimedia production, social media or UX design; or design your own concentration from a variety of electives.
The master of science in interactive media program* allows you to customize your degree based on your particular interests and professional needs. The core requirements include media theory, writing and ethics courses, as well as a project planning course that is unique to this program. During this course, you will create a comprehensive master's capstone plan for your own use later on in the program.
The curriculum also gives you the opportunity to select one of three specialized concentrations, multimedia production, social media or user experience (UX) design. The program allows you to culminate your experience with an elective, which may include an additional graduate course in communications, an internship or a more advanced, topical independent research project.
Those advanced in the field of visual design or coding will have the option to replace introductory courses with advanced graduate electives of their choosing. For those newer to the field, the core curriculum will help to build a strong foundation of in-demand digital skills.
*Pending receipt of notification from the Connecticut State Department of Education.
With a global reputation for excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education, Quinnipiac University's School of Communications produces some of the most intelligent and talented professionals in modern media. Both the school's online and on-campus programs are designed to help students thrive, even as the communications landscape and the technology that drives it drastically shift at a rapid pace.
The school also prepares students for the highly competitive fields that fall under the communications umbrella. Our graduates are recruited by top advertising, entertainment, marketing and news organizations that seek expertise in content creation, production and management.
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