Program Overview

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The master of science in interactive media program prepares graduates to work in the ever-changing, cutting-edge digital world. This program can be completed entirely online where students will learn to craft engaging content for the web, produce robust multimedia content for a variety of platforms, design interactive experiences, and effectively manage and analyze social media campaigns and communities. And the best part about our MS in interactive media program—all of the skills learned in the program can be immediately implemented in the workplace.

Students also engage in rigorous study of the contemporary media landscape combining communications theory and practice in order to become innovative thinkers. The combination of study in the intellectual and production aspects of interactive media transforms our students, whether they’re seasoned professionals or new to the field of interactive media, into outstanding practitioners and leaders.

Four professional concentrations
ICM students choose between four professional concentrations in:

These concentrations build on the core courses while allowing students to immerse themselves in a specific discipline related to the program.

Online certificate programs in social media are also offered.

Diverse student body
Our students are from all over the country, from varied walks of life, and from many different professional and educational backgrounds. Designers, journalists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, artists and programmers are but a few of the professions represented by our students. This diversity gives our students a rich exposure to many experiences and career opportunities.

Opportunities in Interactive Media
ICM graduates can compete for a range of job opportunities including:

  • Web producers leading production teams
  • Interactive content developers
  • Digital media producers in audio, video and film
  • User experience designers for Web sites, digital devices and mobile applications
  • Social media specialists
  • Editors and managers of online content

Graduates can find careers in a variety of departments within organizations as well as in industries including:

  • Advertising
  • Corporate communications
  • Public relations
  • Entertainment industry (including film, television and gaming companies)
  • Marketing communications
  • Healthcare
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Schools and colleges
  • Sports

Start Dates: Fall (late August), Spring (late January)

To discuss your background and the interactive media graduate program, please call the online admissions office at 877-403-4277.  You can also use our Live Chat feature at the top of this page, or simply request information or submit an application, and we will contact you shortly.

*Pending receipt of notification from the Connecticut State Department of Education

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