This page is for graduate students who are new or returning to the IML. If you are a new IML undergraduate student, please click here. If you are a continuing IML undergraduate student, please click here.

The IML offers graduate level courses that focus on digital media theory and practice, introducing students to an array of authoring tools, in addition to special topics such as tangible computing, information visualization and digital pedagogies. Students from any USC Master’s, professional or doctoral program are eligible to take IML graduate-level coursework. No prior media experience is required; instead, students should possess an interest in and passion for innovative scholarship and research practices.

**Undergraduate students may also take graduate-level courses, pending advisor and faculty approval from the IML. Undergraduates may contact Sonia Seetharaman, Academic Program Coordinator, for more information.


Click to learn more about each IML graduate course:

IML 500 Digital Media Tools and Tactics
IML 501 Seminar in Contemporary Digital Media
IML 535 Tangible Computing in the Humanities and Sciences
IML 555 Digital Pedagogies

400-level courses: Graduate students are also permitted to enroll in 400-level coursework at the IML. However, students are encouraged to consult their faculty advisors or department chairs prior to enrolling in any 400-level course, as certain graduate programs may restrict 400-level enrollment. For a listing of 400-level IML courses, click here.

For a complete listing of courses offered in each semester, students may also refer to the USC Schedule of Classes (Spring 2012 link here). The Schedule of Classes lists each course with the corresponding day and time, room number, instructor and sample syllabus. For specific questions regarding a course, students may contact the faculty member directly or contact Sonia Seetharaman, Academic Program Coordinator.


IML Portal – All IML students may use the IML portal to check out equipment and materials, browse the library, and view lab calendars. The portal is also the entry point for students to access the wiki and blog for their registered courses.

IML Facebook Page – check here for event and announcement updates from the IML.


If you would like more information about IML courses and programs, or you have specific questions, please contact:

Sonia Seetharaman
Academic Program Coordinator
USC Institute for Multimedia Literacy
(213) 743-2198

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