M.S. in Interactive Design and Media

Curriculum

A student’s course schedule is based on whether they are on the traditional two-year track or the 18-month track, and whether they started in the fall or spring.

Two-Year Program – Fall Start

Fall - 1

  • Essentials of Interactive Design (6 credits)
  • Research & Design Process Methods (3 credits)

Spring - 1

  • Digital Experience Design (3 credits)
  • Mobile Communication Design (3 credits)
  • Design Business and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

Summer - 1

  • Digital Innovation Design (3 credits)

Fall - 2

  • UXD Thesis Project Preparation (1 credits)
  • Interactive Narrative/Drama (3 credits)
  • Database Management/Scripting (3 credits)
  • UXD Internship OR Independent Study (3 credits)

Spring - 2

  • UXD Thesis Project (6 credits)


Total: 37 credits


Two-Year Program – Spring Start

Spring - 1

  • Essentials of Interactive Design (6 credits)
  • Design Business and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

Summer - 1

  • Digital Innovation Design (3 credits)

Fall - 1

  • Digital Experience Design (3 credits)
  • Research & Design Process Methods (3 credits)
  • Database Management/Scripting (3 credits)

Spring - 2

  • UXD Thesis Project Preparation (1 credits)
  • UXD Internship OR Independent Study (3 credits)
  • Interactive Narrative/Drama (3 credits)
  • Mobile Communication Design (3 credits)

Fall - 2

  • UXD Thesis Project (6 credits)


Total: 37 credits


18-Month Program – Fall Start (only) 

Fall

  • Research & Design Process Methods (3 credits)
  • Digital Experience Design (3 credits)
  • Database Management & Scripting (3 credits)

Spring

  • Mobile Communication Design (3 credits)
  • Design Business and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • Interactive Narrative/Drama (3 credits)
  • UXD Thesis Project Preparation (1 credits)

Summer

  • Digital Innovation Design (3 credits)
  • UXD Internship OR Independent Study (3 credits)

Fall

  • UXD Thesis Project (6 credits)


Total: 31 credits


For complete course descriptions, please visit the Philadelphia University Graduate Course Descriptions here.

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