Dual-Degree Bachelor’s/Master’s in Interactive Media and Communications (4+1)

Program Contact: Phillip Simon 203-582-8274

Quinnipiac offers a five-year Dual-Degree Bachelor’s/Master’s in Interactive Media and Communications (4+1) program for students who are currently enrolled in any Quinnipiac undergraduate program and wish to pursue graduate studies at the university. If accepted, students can take up to 6 credits of graduate courses during their senior year beginning in the fall semester. Those credits can be applied to both undergraduate and graduate programs. Applications for the dual-degree program are available through the School of Communications.

The Master of Science in Interactive Media and Communications program merges creative, visual and critical thinking to mold expert digital storytellers and designers who are able to reach audiences on any platform in the world.

The program not only prepares students to design, produce and manage a range of content but also to become strong creative thinkers and visual leaders. Students learn principles of human-centered design to better understand and connect with a wide range of audiences and apply design thinking strategies to solve creative, technical and business-related obstacles.

The program provides a deep exploration into all aspects of media, including web design and production; social media analytics; digital audio, video and graphics; and UX and UI.

Regardless of the specialty, the completion of a practice-based portfolio capstone is central to the program experience. This capstone is not a singular project, but a robust, web-based portfolio generated over time that will showcase accumulated work and skill set depth. The student's portfolio is influenced by every course and program experience and can be shown to employers in a range of fields from marketing, public relations and advertising to journalism, publishing, entertainment and health care.