Interactive Media

12-18 Credits

Most of the graduate courses are presented in a blended fashion and are typically held in the evenings.

What will I study?

You’ll jump right in creating detailed interactive pieces from websites to Flash animation. This certificate has been created in response to the recent growth and use of multimedia applications in the modern business environment. By the end, you’ll have a foundation in programming and the ability to create the polished work that is necessary to look professional.

In response to the recent growth and use of multimedia applications in the modern business environment, this certificate has been explicitly designed for students who want to focus exclusively on the popular discipline of multimedia.

The program requires the student to complete a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of coursework, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Regular program prerequisites still apply (CS 500 Introduction to Structured Programming and CS 501 Introduction to Data Structures). Students matriculated in the master's program are not eligible for a graduate certificate. However, student who have successfully completed a graduate certificate may apply to the master's program and may be able to use those credits earned in the certificate program toward the master's degree. Contact the program director to determine which, if any, graduate certificate credits may apply. Graduate admissions procedures must be followed.

Prerequisite Courses

  • CS 500 Introduction to Structured Programming     3 CR
  • CS 501 Introduction to Data Structures     3 CR

Required Courses

  • CS 553 Web Design with JavaScript     3 CR
  • CS 554 Fundamentals of Interactive Multimedia     3 CR

Electives | Choose two of the following:

  • CS 550 Dynamic Web Page Development     3 CR
  • CS 552 Windows Interface Design (VB.NET)     3 CR
  • CS 561 Multimedia Authoring and Scripting (Authorware)     3 CR
  • CS 561 Flash Animation     3 CR

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Is a CS certificate right for me?

Computer Science certificates are geared toward college graduates interested in learning more about a particular area without committing to a graduate degree. Once you complete your certificate, you may transfer all credits earned to the graduate degree, if you choose to continue your education.

Are there special admission requirements for certificate programs?

Yes, the requirements are very similar to the standard graduate admission process. Please note: students in the master's program are not eligible for a graduate certificate.

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