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Certificate in New Media and Interactive Storytelling (Certificates)

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The Certificate in New Media and Interactive Storytelling is intended for students seeking a broad range of design skills for a variety of interactive Web content, including information, education, commercial applications, and entertainment. "New media" can be defined as the entire range of computer-based or computer-enhanced communication. This includes digital radio and television, Internet applications, and videogames. Meaningful new media projects are a combination of technological expertise and compelling content from a variety of sources, including the sciences, the arts, and the humanities. The goal of this program is to provide undergraduates with the theoretical, creative, and technological bases for the production of new media products.

Requirements

The certificate requires at least 27 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introduction to Design and Production. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-C 223 Introduction to Design and Production
  2. Multi-Camera TV Studio Production I. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-C 228 Multi-Camera TV Studio Production I
  3. Game Art and Sound. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-G 320 Game Art and Sound
  4. Applying Theory to Media Design. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-S 471 Applying Theory to Media Design
  5. Electives.
    1. Elective Courses. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-D 337 Digital Media
      • MSCH-G 300 Game Production I
      • MSCH-G 420 Game Character Art
      • MSCH-P 353 Production Audio
      • MSCH-P 354 Program Graphics and Animation
      • SOAD-S 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
      • SOAD-S 310 Interactive Multimedia
      • SOAD-S 311 Video Art
      • THTR-T 438 Advanced Stage Lighting Design
      • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I
      • CSCI-A 348 Mastering the World Wide Web
      • CSCI-B 481 Interactive Graphics
      • EDUC-R 347 Impact of Games and Simulations in Instruction
      • INFO-I 300 Human-computer Interaction Design and Programming
      • INFO-I 494 Design and Implementation of an Information System (part I)
      • MUS-Z 361 Introduction to Midi and Computer Music
    2. Advanced Elective Hours. Nine (9) credit hours:
      • MSCH-D 337 Digital Media
      • MSCH-G 300 Game Production I
      • MSCH-G 420 Game Character Art
      • MSCH-P 353 Production Audio
      • MSCH-P 354 Program Graphics and Animation
      • SOAD-S 310 Interactive Multimedia
      • SOAD-S 311 Video Art
      • THTR-T 438 Advanced Stage Lighting Design
      • CSCI-A 348 Mastering the World Wide Web
      • CSCI-B 481 Interactive Graphics
      • EDUC-R 347 Impact of Games and Simulations in Instruction
      • INFO-I 300 Human-computer Interaction Design and Programming
      • INFO-I 494 Design and Implementation of an Information System (part I)
      • MUS-Z 361 Introduction to Midi and Computer Music
  6. Final Project. Three (3) credit hours:
    • MSCH-X 490 Projects in Media
  7. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Certificate Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Certificate Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. Certificate GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Certificate Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (JOURBAJ)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media (MEDIABA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Game Design (GAMEDSGNBS)

Exceptions to and substitutions for certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.