The only constant in today's multimedia world is constant change. To prepare for a career in this fast-moving field, you need an education that puts a premium on flexibility, creativity and a truly diverse skill-set. In this 36-credit Master of Arts program students develop their skills within an interactive digital environment that fosters cross-discipline collaboration and critical analysis.
While working in a chosen area of concentration, you will explore several of the disciplines involved in multimedia production, from storyboarding and wire-framing to Web design and development to video/audio production to 3D design and animation. The emphasis is on creating new work, but to enrich that process, you will study the theory and history of multimedia art forms, and the legal and ethical issues raised by today's rapidly evolving technologies.
For your own work, you will have access to the state-of-the-art facilities in LIU Post's Interactive Multimedia Arts Labs - including 65 networked computers, six full color printers, and 10 flatbed scanners (2D and 3D), all supported with annually updated software. LIU Post's new Media Television Studio, with the latest in production and editing equipment, enables students to incorporate professional-quality video and audio into their multimedia projects.
The program is highly selective, and accepts approximately 14 students each year. Professionals in the field present guest lectures via web video conferencing. Students and faculty enjoy field trips to leading NYC-area digital marketing agencies. Our program is a paperless environment - all projects are created and stored digitally for access at anytime from anywhere.
Please visit our online journal for updated news concerning advancements and trends in the digital world. Students contribute to the online journal weekly to create an accessible venue for all things digital:
Carolyn Sweeney - IMA Class 2014 – TEDXLIU Finalist 2014
owner/founder Interactive Multimedia Books & Learning
Eirick Bjorno - IMA Class 2014 - owner/founder Next Step USA
Ipshita Kaul - IMA Class 2015 - Digital Marketing Assoc. FrenchConnectionUK
Maria Greco - IMA Class 2016 (scheduled) - owner/founder LIFinds
Applicants to the Master of Arts must meet the following requirements for admission.
Acceptable sample formats are: Slides, photos, VHS tape, DVDs, CDs, Thumb Drives and URL's. Do not send masters or original materials. Please make sure all materials are properly labeled with your name and address.
Interview: Once your application and support material has been reviewed, you will be contacted for an interview with the Interactive Multimedia Arts Program Director.
Send application materials, with the exception of the portfolio, to:
Admissions Processing Center
Randolph, MA 02368-0805
The portfolio should be mailed to:
Interactive Multimedia Arts Office
Humanities Hall, Room 119a,
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
|Required Foundation courses (15 credits)|
|IMA 501||Overview of Interactive Multimedia Technology||3.00|
|IMA 502||Writing, Research and Evaluation for Multimedia||3.00|
|IMA 503||Multimedia Laboratory I||3.00|
|IMA 504||Social, Ethical and Legal Contexts of Communications Technologies and Multimedia||3.00|
|IMA 505||Multimedia History, Theory and Criticism||3.00|
|Required Laboratory courses (15 credits)|
|IMA 601||Moving Image In Multimedia||3.00|
|IMA 603||Multimedia Laboratory II||3.00|
|IMA 604||Internet and Web Design||3.00|
|IMA 605||3D Modeling and Imaging||3.00|
|IMA 701||Special Topics in Multimedia||3.00|
|Elective Courses: to be used as substitutes (6 credits)|
|IMA 602||Sound in Multimedia||3.00|
|IMA 702||Advanced Digital Editing||3.00|
|Required Laboratory courses (6 credits)|
|IMA 707||Thesis Research||3.00|
|IMA 708||Thesis: Final Project||3.00|
College of Arts, Communications & Design
Christine Kerr, Ph.D.
Acting Dean and Professor
Moreen Mitchell, J.D.