Immersive Media Communication Master’s Program Sample Schedules

Our learn-from-anywhere synchronous and asynchronous online courses offer working professionals the freedom and flexibility to advance their education while maintaining their jobs and other commitments. The program is designed to be completed in one year (four terms), but the pace can flex to meet individual student needs. Each term is 10 weeks long.

Fall Term - First Year

Title Credit
J611 Mass Communication and Society 4
J664 Foundations in Immersive Media 4
J665 Media Psychology 4
J610 or J624 Optional electives 2–4

Winter Term - First Year

Title Credit
J629 Media and Communication Ethics 4
J667 User Experience and Design (UX) 4
J668 Experiential Marketing 4
J669 Creating for Immersive Platforms 4

Spring Term - First Year

Title Credit
J594 Research Methods 4
J609 Capstone Project or J604 Internship 3–6
J670 Immersive Media Seminar 4
J610 or J624 Optional electives 2–4

Summer Term - First Year -or- Fall Term - Second Year

Title Credit
J609 Capstone Project or J604 Internship 3–6

Academic Checklist

In addition to your required courses, you’ve got some tasks to complete between enrollment and graduation. Complete these steps in order, with guidance from the program director.

  1. Make contact with your program director. The program director, Donna Davis, will be your first point of contact for questions about the program once you’re enrolled, so make sure to introduce yourself. You may select a different advisor for your capstone project. You will also select a second advisor to give input on your final draft.
  2. Select and confirm committee members. At the beginning of spring term of your first year, you’ll ask faculty members if they will be on a committee to review your capstone project.
  3. Start planning your capstone project. By the time you complete your second full term (approximately 30 credits), you should start working with your faculty advisor to shape your project plans. It is recommended that you complete your proposal by no later than the end of spring term.
  4. Secure your committee’s approval of your internship or project proposal.
  5. Apply for graduation. In the second week of the term in which you plan to graduate, fill out the graduation form on GradWeb.
  6. Complete the oral defense of your capstone project or internship portfolio. This should happen at least two weeks before the end of your final term. As part of this process, you will also present your project to the public during the summer or fall term.
  7. Submit your capstone project to the SOJC Graduate Programs Office after your advisor has approved the final project or portfolio.


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.