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TCNJ’s Department of Interactive Multimedia receives the 2019 Mildred Dahne Award

TCNJ’s Department of Interactive Multimedia receives the 2019 Mildred Dahne Award

The Department of Interactive Multimedia (IMM) was thrilled to receive the Mildred Dahne Award in May 2019 from the TCNJ Faculty Senate. The award is given annually for department or program excellence, and includes a cash prize. It recognizes outstanding achievement in at least three of six categories: Teaching Excellence, Academic Excellence, Department Impact, Innovation and Creativity, Student Involvement, and Service to Profession.

The Faculty Senate award committee reported that it was impressed by the following IMM accomplishments:

“The department boasts an interdisciplinary breadth and a diverse and dynamic curriculum allowing students to adapt to a professional landscape that is always shifting and build successful careers as web and mobile developers, video game artists, animators and filmmakers, project managers, teachers, instructional designers, and related professions. Students have completed internships at DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, CBS, Amazon, Oxford Communications, Princeton Partners, and Trip Advisors, to name a few. The department is consistently willing to develop new courses, retool current courses, and revive dormant courses in response to new opportunities or student demand. A great example is the creation of Mini-courses, quarter-unit workshops with pass/unsatisfactory grading contributing to students’ elective courses. The department has also had an impact in the local communities, specifically Trenton, with its Trenton Makes Music project and Design Perspectives for Interactive Multimedia course, both of which are multidisciplinary in nature. Faculty are also engaged in mentored research activities with students as evidenced by several MUSE-funded projects. The Department of Interactive Multimedia is an inspiring example of dedication to its students, academic excellence, and outreach to the surrounding communities.”

IMM ranked #25 nationally for Game Design!

IMM ranked #25 nationally for Game Design!

Animation Career Review, a respected trade publication, published its 2019 Game Design School Rankings in May. Out of 144 schools across the US with game design programs, IMM was ranked #25. Congratulations to Assistant Professor Josh Fishburn and his hardworking students! Our program was also ranked #3 in New Jersey and #24 on the East… Continue Reading

Warren Buckleitner featured with Mr. Rogers

Warren Buckleitner featured with Mr. Rogers

Congratulations to Visiting Assistant Professor Warren Buckleitner, whose “Methods of Fred Rogers” IMM course was featured in the Spring 2019 issue of the TCNJ Magazine! Dr. Buckleitner, who serves as a Senior Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center, is internationally recognized for his expertise in the design of new media for children. Continue Reading

IMM Spring Senior Showcase 2019

IMM Spring Senior Showcase 2019

On Friday, May 10th, the IMM seniors showed their thesis projects at the Spring Showcase. The event was catered by Mexican Mariachi Grill and had music by WSTR DJ Ms. Sue Ms. Sue throughout the evening.   Later in the evening, there was an IMM alumni panel followed by an elaborate dessert/candy bar reception. This… Continue Reading

Welcome to VR, Nintendo Style!

Welcome to VR, Nintendo Style!

Professor Warren Buckleitner and an excited group of IMM students took a field trip to the Nintendo Lab Press Event in New York City in March 2019. On April 12, Nintendo released a set of cardboard VR “Labo” kits powered through the Nintendo Switch. IMM students were given a rare advance opportunity to test out… Continue Reading

TCNJ alumni visit IMM tea

TCNJ alumni from the classes of 2017 and 2018 visited IMM tea on Thursday, March 14th. Joey Ratner and Dustin Guillemin spoke about their experiences in the digital work force and shared about their jobs at Critical Response Group (CRG). Afterward, they chatted individually with interested students about internship and employment opportunities. Continue Reading

John Kuiphoff featured in Make Magazine

John Kuiphoff featured in Make Magazine

TCNJ Associate Professor of Interactive Multimedia John Kuiphoff recently presented his work at WorkbenchCon, a conference for leading “makers” and content creators. As a result, Make Magazine highlighted Kuiphoff’s Data Visualization project in a featured article on their popular website. Congratulations! Professor Kuiphoff’s Data Visualization project video is also available on his youtube channel. Continue Reading

TCNJ Ranked #3 in Animation Career Review 2018

TCNJ Ranked #3 in Animation Career Review 2018

TCNJ’s Interactive Multimedia department is always on the forefront of technology, teaching students about topics such as animation and game design. In 2018, all the hard work of the students and staff was publicly recognized by the Animation Career Review’s college rankings. TCNJ was ranked the #3 in both animation and game design in the state… Continue Reading