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.
To graduate from the Immersive Media Communication Master’s program, you’ll need to meet a few minimums:
(500- or 600-level)
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.
|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.
|J664||Foundations in Immersive Media||4|
|J667||User Experience and Design (UX)||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.
|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||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:
- Download our graduate handbook for more details about program requirements and resources.
- Contact our graduate recruiter with questions about the program, the application process, and admission.