The Interactive Media program’s intensive, full-time schedule prepares students to work in professional media, technology and design roles in 10 months – less than half the time of a typical MA program. This means students are back in the workforce more quickly, with the skills and portfolio to pursue cutting-edge job opportunities. Our fast-paced and highly engaged learning environment is designed for those with excellent time management skills, the ability to work hard, and a desire to collaborate closely with peers. The support among students, faculty and staff colleagues helps to maintain motivation and momentum. The time will fly by, but students always find Interactive Media a professionally and personally transformative experience.

The Interactive Media academic calendar runs from August through May, beginning with an intensive two-week “bootcamp” and concluding with the award of diplomas. All students, whether in the on-campus or low-residency option, complete the bootcamp and study away experiences together in an in-person context. Other classes, including the spring semester capstone, may be offered in-person, remote, or hybrid. Low-residency students will typically complete all fall and spring semester classes remotely. All students collaborate closely throughout the year in the hybrid Pro-seminar classes and workshops.

2020-2021 Calendar

Summer 2020

July 20-24Monday-Friday
Prerequisite Seminars
July 27Monday
Program Orientation, Digital Media Workshop (Boot Camp) Begins
August 14Friday
Digital Media Workshop (Boot Camp) Ends

Fall Semester 2020

August 19Wednesday
Fall Classes Begin
October 7Wednesday
Fall Break Day
November 3Tuesday
Fall Break Day
November 23Monday
On-Campus Classes End
November 30Monday
Online Final Exams Begin
December 4Friday
Online Final Exams End

Spring Semester 2021

January 5-6Tuesday-Wednesday
Winter Seminar
January 7Thursday
First Day of Spring Classes
January 18Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
April 5Monday
Easter Holiday
April 23Friday
Classes End
May 17Monday
Virtual Capstone Exhibition and Fly-in Presentations
May 18Tuesday

2021-2022 Calendar

Fall Semester 2021

August 2Monday
Bootcamp Begins
August 13Friday
Bootcamp Concludes
August 24Tuesday
Classes Begin
October 7Thursday
Mid-Semester Assessments Due at 3:00 PM
October 13Wednesday
Fall Break Begins Following Afternoon Classes
October 18Monday
Fall Break Ends at 8:00 AM
November 5Friday
Registration for Winter & Spring 2022
November 19Friday
Thanksgiving Holiday Begins After Afternoon Classes
November 29Monday
Thanksgiving Holiday Ends at 8:00 AM
December 2Thursday
Classes End
December 6-10Monday-Friday
December 14Tuesday
Grades Due at 12:00 PM

Winter Term 2022

January 4Tuesday
Study Away Travel May Begin as Early as This Date
January 17Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 24Monday
Classes End
January 25Tuesday
January 27Thursday
Grades Due at 12:00 PM

Spring Semester 2022

January 31Monday
Classes Begin
March 11Friday
Spring Break Begins Following Afternoon Classes
March 21Monday
Spring Break Ends at 8:00 AM
March 23Wednesday
Mid-Semester Assessments Due at 3:00 PM
April 18Monday
Easter Holiday
May 10Tuesday
Classes End
May 12-16Thursday-Monday
May 17Tuesday
May 18Wednesday