Frequently Asked Questions

 

Find Answers to the most commonly asked questions about The Interactive media Design Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.

Can I take all the Interactive Media Design post-baccalaureate certificate courses from home?

Yes. All IAMD-PBC courses are offered online in the Blackboard environment.

Can Interactive Media Design course credits be applied to other TU graduate programs?
Yes, the courses can be taken as electives and applied to other Towson University graduate degree programs with the permission of that program’s director.
Can the Interactive Media Design post-baccalaureate certificate be earned as an additional credential with other TU graduate programs?
Yes, with the permission of your graduate program director the IAMD-PBC can earned simultaneously with other Towson University graduate degree programs. Graduation with both credentials must take place at the same time to apply shared credits to both degrees.
What order should the Interactive Media Design courses be completed?
IAMD-PBC courses maybe taken in any order, however it is recommended all students begin with ART 610 Elements of WWW Design (3 units) and end with ART765 Graduate Design for the WWW (3 units).
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

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Do I need a Mac or a PC to complete the Interactive Media Design online courses?
Either platform is acceptable.
What is the software required for the Interactive Media Design 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 leased at low academic prices.
What is the cost of tuition for the Interactive Media Design post-baccalaureate 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

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 their program director.

Admissions 

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.