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Interactive Media, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
The Interactive Media degree from Middle Tennessee State University is designed to help students embrace this world of new possibilities with hands-on skills built on a foundation of concept and theory to not only succeed in this exciting field, but to help invent it.
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Overview

Interactive Media is, to date the most advanced form of communication. Prior forms of media have come together with layers of interaction to give the viewer/consumer/user an active role in the content. The Internet, social media, video games, and apps are only the beginning. The stage is set for Interactive Media to positively affect essentially every human endeavor. 

What We're Doing

MTSU alumnus Dennis Maliani is a powerhouse 2004 graduate of the new media and computer science programs, with ambition to spare. He has two thriving technology-savvy businesses under his belt and a strong commitment to giving back through social responsibility. Maliani is now president at Intervallo Consulting Group (ICG) and founder/CEO of Global Crucible. 

After graduating from MTSU, he also earned an MBA in international business and information technology from University of La Verne. ICG creates business strategies for various sectors: high-tech, healthcare, media, etc. Global Crucible is a green nonprofit corporation interested in promoting sustainable eco-lifestyles, community welfare, and education by bridging the technological gap for low-income populations globally.

Career

The Interactive Media degree from Middle Tennessee State University offers opportunities to prepare for an exiting new world of possibilities. Essentially every organization relies on interactive media to connect with, do business with, and nurture relationships with clients and customers. This ability to interact with audiences through media is a critical driver of innovation, influence, information, entertainment, commerce, and education. This field offers a wide spectrum of specializations to fit individual strengths. Possibilities for prospective careers include:

  • Analytics specialist
  • Content manager/curator
  • Digital account manager
  • Digital content coordinator
  • Digital media buyer
  • Digital media strategist
  • Digital writer/editor
  • Director of interactive media
  • E-learning media specialist
  • Interactive media specialist
  • Interactive media designer
  • Interactive media producer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Interactive Media  
  • Audiences and Messaging
  • Interactive Media Applications  
  • Fundamentals of Game Theory and Design 
  • Media Internship 
  • Understanding Digital Analytics  3 credit hours  
  • Interactive Media Capstone
  • Visual Communication Applications 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript is required for all transfer students unless you have been conferred a U.S. Bachelor's Degree.
  • Certified true transcripts must be mailed from all schools attended.
  • For transcript in languages other than English, the original along with its translation must be submitted.
  • MTSU reserves the right to secure verification of the validity of all submitted transcripts from the issuing institutions. 
  • Also, once submitted all documents become the property of the university.
  • To obtain course substitution credit, students must submit syllabus along with their transcripts.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28606 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28606 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9306 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9306 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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