Immersive Media Communication Master’s Program Degree Requirements

Ready to become an immersive media communicator? Here are the courses you’ll need to take and the requirements to complete the degree. To see what order most students take the courses, see the Sample Schedules page.

Minimum Requirements

To graduate from the Immersive Media Communication Master’s program, you’ll need to meet a few minimums:

total graduate credit
(500- or 600-level)
elective credits
Cumulative UO GPA

Core Courses—All Students Complete

Everyone in your cohort will take these courses. Take a look at a sample schedule to see when most students take each course.

Code Title Credits
J611 Mass Communication and Society 4
J629 Media and Communication Ethics 4
J594 Strategic Communication Research 4
J609 or J604 Capstone Project or Internship credits 6

Immersive Media Courses—All Students Complete

Here’s where you start learning how to apply strategic communication concepts directly to immersive media. Everyone in your cohort will take these courses.

Code Title Credits
J664 Foundations in Immersive Media 4
J665 Media Psychology 4
J667 User Experience and Design (UX) 4
J668 Experiential Marketing 4
J669 Creating for Immersive Media 4
J670 Immersive Media Seminar 2–4

Capstone Project or Internship

Your capstone project is where you get to put all you’ve learned during the year into action. You’ll need to register for at least 6 credits of J609 and get your faculty advisor’s approval. There are many ways to approach this capstone project, and the program director will share past projects so you can get an idea of the expectations. Students may also replace the capstone projects with a professional internship, with approval.


To complete your degree, you’ll need to choose at least three graduate-level electives from the SOJC’s curriculum, which can include classes in the Strategic Communication Master's, Multimedia Journalism Master’s, Advertising and Brand Responsibility Master’s, or Journalism Master’s programs.

Code Title Credits
J510 Interactive Media 4
J510 Creating for Immersive Platforms (Building Overview) 4
J510 Comparative Immersive Software (Immersive III—Unreal Engine) 2–4
J560 Photogrammetry for Immersive (Overview) 2
J560 Immersive Storytelling: Volumetric Capture 2–4
J624 Topics in Strategic Communication 2–4
J624 AI & Human-Machine Interaction 4
J624 Digital Identities 4
J624 Entrepreneurship 4
J624 NFTs and Crypto 2
J624 Creating Content for Virtual Worlds 2
J624 Building for AR Platforms (Mobile, Hololens, MagicLeap) 2–4
J624 Avatars (PI) – Creation and Setup 4
J624 Avatars (PII) – Animation and Motion Capture 2–4
J624 Advanced Building Seminar 2–4
  Any Strategic Communication courses 2–4
  Any Multimedia Journalism courses 2–4


Need some guidance? Here are a few options:

  1. Download our graduate handbook for more details about program requirements and resources.
  2. Contact our graduate recruiter with questions about the program, the application process, and admission.