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  • Program Benefits

    Whether you’ve been working for a few years or are just finishing an undergraduate degree, the 10-month Interactive Media program will power your career to the next level. You’ll study design, theory and create interactive projects as you develop multimedia skills valued by a wide-range of employers. Brook Corwin '10 explains the importance of his degree

  • Winter Fly-in

    Interactive Media students spend January in countries such as Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Iceland and Portugal. Students work in teams capturing interviews, photographs, audio and video to help nonprofits build community recognition, increase volunteer efforts and boost fundraising by creating websites or interactive DVDs. Learn more

  • Digital Workshops

    Each week, students have the chance to participate in workshops that build on classroom lessons, offer informal project critiques and introduce students to experts in the field. Want to learn something new? Great! Sessions can be tailored to student interests. Allie Boardman '11 discusses the graduate projects that helped her land a great job

  • Student Work

    Students developed mock-ups of iPhone interfaces. They gathered information, created sketches and worked through multiple variations of their ideas. The final mock-ups were presented in class and discussed in multiple critiques. Bradley Mu: iPhone alarm app

  • Careers

    Interactive Media alumni work in a variety of fields all across the country. Ninety-two percent of the most recent graduating class was employed within four months of graduation. Alumni land jobs in New York, LA, Boston, San Francisco, Charleston and Charlotte. Learn more

  • Network

    The program provides frequent exposure to industry trends and professional practices. Companies including Nike, Pace Communications, Free Range Studios, New Media Strategies and Happy Cog send representatives to visit and network with iMedia students.

  • Visit Campus

    Ready for more? Visit Elon to learn more about the program and tour the start-of-the-art facilities. Schedule an individual visit or join us for an Open House. The Campus Visit page has all the details


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A New Way to Learn

Elon’s 10-month, full-time program prepares graduates to think strategically across media platforms; plan and create interactive media content consisting of text, images, sounds, video and graphics; and manage information for interactive news, entertainment and persuasive communications.

Students learn from award-winning professors, build their own interactive media projects in state-of-the-art facilities, and help chart the future of media communication. All in less than a year. All at Elon.


Eye on iMedia:



Interactive Media student part of winning team at startup competition

Henry Kean ’14 G’15 collaborated with two UNC-Greensboro students to produce the winning business plan at Triad Startup Weekend hosted by Elon University’s Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Elon student team ties for first in coding competition

Undergraduate and graduate students produced a web platform for North Carolina A&T's CASE Lab during a November competition in Greensboro, N.C.

School of Communications publishes Fall 2014 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 10th in the history of the Elon Journal.

Elon School of Communications represented at high school journalism conference

Faculty and staff members presented sessions and ran a sponsorship table at a convention that featured more than 6,100 students.

Campus community celebrates School of Communications campaign

Plans for a new academic complex excited alumni, students and faculty who gathered Friday to help launch a fundraising drive that, once complete, will allow Elon University to double the amount of campus space dedicated to the School of Communications.

School of Communications Homecoming Activities - Oct. 17

The School welcomes alumni back to campus with a reception and discussion of expansion plans.