Low-Residency Option

In less than a year, the M.A. in Interactive Media program at Elon University can help you understand, design and produce interactive experiences and prepare you for a rewarding career. Students work closely with faculty mentors as they structure an individualized learning pathway and build their professional portfolios.

The iMedia program has continually innovated over the last decade to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving professional context. In response to student demand for more flexible enrollment options, we are excited to offer a low-residency enrollment track for iMedia beginning with the 2021-2022 class. Students will participate in the summer “bootcamp” at Elon University for two weeks, getting to know faculty, staff and peers as they master the fundamentals of interactive technology. In the fall semester, the cohort will undertake a full schedule of intimate, live online classes in interactive media theory, design and production. In the spring, students will join their classmates somewhere in the world to complete an interactive project for the public good, making a direct impact as you earn class credit and build your portfolio. All students will also complete three or more remote elective classes, and design and execute a personal capstone project. At the end of the spring semester, iMedia will happily welcome low-residency students back to campus to participate in the program’s closing events and graduation.

The iMedia student cohort is blended, and low-residency students will still interact often with your Elon-based colleagues as well as others around the country. Low-residency students will have the opportunity to interact with all the students in curricular and co-curricular experiences, but the core classes will be specifically designed for the remote learning experience. Whenever convenient, students will be welcome to make use of the iMedia facilities and equipment at Elon University as well as our West Coast facilities, including access to the Second Home coworking and cultural space in Los Angeles.

If you would like to learn more about the low-residency enrollment option, please get in contact. For answers to general questions and questions about the admissions process, contact Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions Kim Bernie. For questions about program logistics and opportunities, contact Manager of Graduate and Global Programs Maggie Mullikin.