Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I take all the Interactive Media Design certificate courses from home?
  2. Can these credits be applied to other TU graduate programs?
  3. What order should I take the courses in?
  4. What are the hardware and network requirements?
  5. Do I need a Mac or a PC to complete the IAMD online courses?
  6. What is the software required for the courses?
  7. What is the cost of tuition for this Certificate?
  8. What steps do I take to enroll in an Interactive Media Design course?
  9. What is the time commitment for a course in the Interactive Media Design program?
    1. Can I take all the Interactive Media Design certificate courses from home?
      Yes. All four courses are offered online in the Blackboard environment.
    2. Can these credits be applied to other TU graduate programs?
      Yes, the courses can be taken as electives and applied to another degree programs
      with the permission of that program’s director. 
    3. What order should I take the courses in?
      ART 610 Elements of WWW Design (3 units)
      ART 620 Graduate Typography (3 units)
      ART 641 Interactive Media Concept and Theory (3 units)
      ART 765 Graduate Design for the WWW (3 units)
    4. What are the hardware and network requirements?
      The courses require student access to a reasonably new computer with a high-speed
      Internet connection. More specific minimum technical requirements can be found at the student resource site for Blackboard.
      Student Resource Site for Blackboard 
    5. Do I need a Mac or a PC to complete the IAMD online courses?
      Either platform is acceptable.
    6. What is the software required for the courses?
      ART 610 - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
      ART 620 - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
      ART 641 - Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver
      ART 765 - Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver NOTE: all software can be purchased at low academic prices.
    7. What is the cost of tuition for this Certificate?
      Students pay tuition and standard graduate fees for courses in the Interactive Media Design Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. Contact the Bursar's Office for more information. The Bursar's Office numbers are 410-704-2100 or 1-888-5BURSAR. Tuition and fees are listed online on the Office of the Bursar site.
      Tuition and Fees
    8. What steps do I take to enroll in an Interactive Media Design course?
      Enrollment in IAMD courses requires admission to the Graduate School. Students may apply as a degree seeking student in the IAMD post baccalaureate certificate online. Students enrolled in other graduate programs may enroll in the IAMD courses with permission from the program director.
      Admissions 
    9. What is the time commitment for a course in the Interactive Media Design program?
      The time commitment for each course is the same as that of an on-campus graduate-level Studio course: the equivalent of 4 hours in class and 8-12 hours outside of scheduled class meetings per week. All IAMD course activities take place asynchronously online.