Students in the immersive media design program will learn how to design, develop, and produce various forms of immersive media–ranging from tactile and audio platforms to virtual reality and augmented reality. They will build immersive media projects individually and in teams, tailored to their talents and career interests. Students will choose one of two degree programs—Computing or Emerging Creatives—to focus on either the technical or aesthetic side of immersive media.
Both degree programs are limited enrollment programs (LEP) at the University of Maryland.
In the semester in which students take IMDM227, a portfolio will be submitted consisting of documentation or examples of selected artistic, digital media and computing projects. Students must also include a statement of interest in the major. Based on a review of this portfolio students will be invited to continue in the major. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses is required at this time.
In this track, more artistically inclined students complete a Bachelor of Arts degree through the College of Arts and Humanities. The art track requires the core sequence of IMDM courses, seven courses in studio art, and two computing courses, in addition to general education campus requirements. The first year of requirements overlap with the studio art major, so students can decide after 30 credits whether to major in IMDM or ARTT.
The computing track is for the more technically inclined, who will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. This track requires the core sequence of IMDM courses, eight courses in computer science, and four courses in ARTT, in addition to general education campus requirements. The first year of requirements overlap with the computer science major, so students can decide after 30 credits whether to major in IMDM or CMSC.
Not sure if Immersive Media Design is right for you?
Register for CMSC125 Introduction to Computing. This new course is designed to help students decide if computer science, information science or immersive media design is the best fit for their academic interests and career goals. In this course, you’ll develop new computing skills, gain a better understanding of potential careers and societal impacts, and learn larger-concept computing content.