IMD Suggested Electives

To assist you in planning your electives, the IMD faculty and advisors have compiled the list of suggested classes, which we believe will complement your IMD degree. This list is not exhaustive, but provides a number of options across practice-based and theoretical classes.  We encourage you to build a pathway through the UW Bothell curriculum that both fits your interests and expands them, providing opportunities to think interdisciplinarily about Interactive Media and Design.

Art & Media Production
BISIA 230 Performing Arts Techniques
BISIA 240 Visual and Media Arts Techniques
BISIA 250 Photography as Art
BISIA 340 Visual and Media Arts Workshop
BISIA 344 Video Art
BISIA 350 Photography and Digital Art
BISIA 440 Advanced Visual and Media Arts Workshop
BISIA 450 Image and Imagination
BISMCS 240 Working with Video
BISMCS 260 Working with Audio
BISMCS 333 Media and Communication Studies
BISMCS 343 Media Production Workshop
BISMCS 472 Advanced Media Production Workshop

Art and Art History
BISCLA 380 Arts in Context
BIS 470 Arts, Politics, and Social Change
BIS 476 Issues in Art History

BIS 352 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II

Computing Topics
CSS 205/405 Women in STEM Seminar
CSS 225 Physics and Chemistry of Computer Components and Their Manufacture
CSS 301 Technical Writing for Computing Professionals
CSS 337 Secure Systems
CSS 411 Computing Technology and Public Policy
CSS 458 Fundamental sof Computer Simulation Theory and Application

Data Visualization
BIS 232 Introduction to Data Visualization

BIS 215 Literature into Film
BIS 261 Introduction to Film Studies
BIS 347 History of American Documentary Film
BISCLA 349 Hollywood Cinema and Genres
BISCLA 360 Literature, Film, and Consumer Culture

Interdisciplinary Study Skills
BISSKL 402 Peer Facilitation

Literature and Culture
BIS 206 Engaging Literary Arts
BIS 233 Participatory Media
BIS 313 Issues in Media Studies
BIS 341 Topics in the Study of Culture
BIS 379 American Ethnic Literature
BIS 455 Literature and Sexuality

Programming/Application Development
CSS 162 Programming Methodology
CSS 342 Data Structures, Algorithms, and Discrete Mathematics I
CSS 451 3-D Computer Graphics
CSS 475 Database Systems

BIS 316 Topics in Psychology
BIS 323 Psychology and Science of Dreams

BISIA 207 Introduction to Creative Writing
BISIA 310 Creative Writing: Poetry
BISIA 311 Creative Writing: Prose
BISIA 410 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop


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First Year or Pre-Major Students

If you are a current UW Bothell pre-major student, please contact a Pre-Major Advisor.

Transfer Students

If you are a transfer student (this includes students studying at UW-Seattle, community colleges, and universities), please contact Mia McCurdy, Transfer Advisor & Recruiter.

Current IMD Students

If you are a current IMD student, please contact Sara McDermott, IMD Academic Advisor.

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