Interactive Entertainment Technology Certificate (2505)

Video games have swept the world as both a form of entertainment and as learning tools for many industries. The field and its underlying hardware are one of the key factors in the development of innovational technology. This program sets forth a series of courses that encourage the development of analytical, psychological, and programming techniques to produce entertainment and educational-oriented assets. Through this program of study, students will engage in hands-on study of a field they have enjoyed as a diversion or relaxation and be prepared to work as a member of the media industry’s most exciting workforces.

Course Title Credit Hours
MDIA 1003Introduction to the Multimedia Computer1
MDIA 1010The Business and History of Broadcast and Interactive Media2
MDIA 1080Staff Practice I1
MDIA 1200Video I: Introduction to Video Production and Broadcast3
MDIA 1500Interactive Media I: Introduction to Interactive Production3
MDIA 1600Animation I: Introduction to Two and Three-Dimensional Animation3
MDIA 1640Cartoon Animation Drawing2
MDIA 1700Interactive Entertainment I: Introduction to Entertainment Production3
MDIA 1705Interactive Entertainment II: Interactive Game Design Techniques3
MDIA 1740Interactive Entertainment Design Theory2
MDIA 2080Staff Practice II1
MDIA 2700Interactive Entertainment III: Applied Game Logic3
MDIA 2705Interactive Entertainment IV: Advanced Game Design and Production3
Total Credit Hours30

The following courses are suggested as supplementary enrichment to the Media Technology certificates:

Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 1130Art Drawing I3
ENGL 2215Graphic Fiction4
GRDS 1010Visual Organization3
GRDS 1375Computer Graphics AI, ID and PS3
ITCS 1010Programming Logic3
ITCS 1105Web Programming I3
ITCS 1820Java Programming I3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
PHOT 1100Basic Photography3
or PHOT 1105 Basic Photography - Digital
PHOT 1400Commercial Photography3