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IML 140 Workshop in Multimedia Authoring (2 units)
Description: Introduction to image, video, audio and web authoring in a variety of different topic areas such as storytelling, remix, mindfulness, and marketing. Counts as a requirement for the Digital Studies minor.


IML 201 The Languages of Digital Media (4 units)
Description: An in-depth investigation of the close interrelationships among technology, culture and communication to form a solid foundation for digital authoring. Students will produce a series of media projects that explore and strengthen their personal voice and critical consciousness. Counts as a requirement for the Digital Studies minor.


IML 309 Integrative Design for Mobile Devices (4 units)
Description: Hands-on investigation of opportunities and challenges offered by mobile interaction within both cultural and ideological contexts. Students will explore tablets, phones, and mobile-responsive websites while also learning about user experience and user interface design. Counts as an elective for the Digital Studies and Future Cinema minors.


IML 365 Future Cinema (4 units)
Description: Examination of the history of cinematic experimentation to provide a framework for understanding contemporary virtual reality, augmented reality, interactive installations and large-scale urban screens.
Counts as an elective for the Digital Studies and Future Cinema minors.


IML 420 New Media for Social Change (4 units)
Description: Creating real social change through multimedia, working in collaboration with a local nonprofit organization. Students explore the nature of civic engagement and strengthen their digital media skills in the pursuit of real world change. Counts as an elective for the Digital Studies and Media and Social Change minors.

IML 422: Information Visualization (4 units)
Description: Visualizing information through diverse media platforms, with a focus on critical analysis and hands-on visualization. Students will explore the technical and conceptual aspects of using data to create diagrams, infographics, charts, wayfinding systems, interactive media, journalism, and art. Counts as an elective for the Digital Studies minor.


IML 475 Media Arts Research Lab (2 units)
Description: A specialized course that is taught in conjunction with one of SCA’s many research labs and/or research initiatives. Participating labs include the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab, the Mixed Reality Lab and the World Building Media Lab. Counts as an elective for the Digital Studies and Future Cinema minors.


IML 477 Embodied Storytelling and Immersive Docu-Narratives (4 units)
Description: Examination of art, media, and theatre, to create an immersive, installation-based intervention utilizing the embodied 360-degree docu-narrative form. Counts as an elective for the Digital Studies, Future Cinema and Media and Social Change minors.