Interactive digital communications is an essential part of the business, education, and entertainment industries. This has led to entry-level employment opportunities for an individual designer who can create interactive information services through a combination of sound, graphic arts, text, and video. The Associate of Science degree program in Web Design & Interactive Media was created to prepare today’s students for entry-level careers in this field.
Coursework begins with drawing and design, digital image manipulation, interactive media design, scriptwriting, sound, video, and animation, then progresses to interactive information and Web design, all under the guidance of faculty members, many of whom are recruited from this fascinating industry. At graduation, students have an individualized digital portfolio to showcase for prospective employers the practical skills and technical expertise they have acquired.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to:
• Use industry-specific computer software programs within the context of producing concrete projects including the technical aspects of pre-press, output, and quality reproduction, as well as Web design.
• Develop solutions for complex design problems.
• Create effective information structures appropriate to a specific audience.
• Design user-center interfaces appropriate to a specific audience.
• Create and adhere to style guides.
• Design and produce effective identity packages for both print and screen.
• Demonstrate professional presentation, and articulate knowledge of animation and visual problem-solving skills.
• Seek entry-level career opportunities as Web page designer, Web site designer, or production artist.
To receive an Associate of Science degree in Web Design & Interactive Media, students must: receive a passing grade or credit for all required coursework; earn a minimum of 90 quarter credits; achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; meet portfolio or other requirements as outlined by the program; and satisfy all financial obligations to The Art Institute.