What skills are required?
IM is similar in concept to a digital art (computer art) class, which many schools may offer. The main difference will be that the IM program is geared toward students who would like to seriously pursue a career in the digital art world so it is highly intensive.
It is useful for the student to have art skills. Some of the art skills that are useful would be having the ability to draw, to take photographs, to paint, to create music, and to do creative writing. Additionally, knowledge of computers is helpful. However, computer graphics software knowledge is not required because students will learn how to use the software in class.
There are many other skills which are important, and if a student is weak in one area, then they can compensate by having strengths in other areas. A large, diverse list of skills that are useful in the Interactive Media program are located in the How to Apply > Relevant Portfolio Materials section.
Student Candidate Profile
Students must have good attendance since the program is primarily conducted in the lab, without homework. If a student is absent then they will likely begin to fall behind.
A strong interest in creative processes will be important since the two year program will be highly creative. All the projects in class will be highly challenging to the creativity of each student.