The Web Design & Interactive Media program prepares students for careers designing and developing Web sites and interactive/multimedia software products. Design for the Web and interactive media is a dynamic and rapidly evolving multi-billion dollar industry that includes products running not only on conventional computers, but also on devices such as kiosks, museum displays, MP3 players and cell phones. Web Design & Interactive Media is an essential part of businesses worldwide, as well as the education, scientific and entertainment industries.
In the capstone project of the bachelor’s degree program, students plan, design, and develop substantial projects, often for real clients. Students also produce professional-quality digital portfolios as interactive media presentations of their own work and abilities. Students who complete the associate’s degree program are prepared to seek entry-level positions such as interface Web site designers or graphic artists developing interactive media products. Students who complete the bachelor’s degree program have by graduation completed more advanced coursework and have developed and managed larger and more complex projects.
Many students also gain professional experience through internships, freelance work and/or real-life projects pursued through coursework, and are prepared to enter the workforce at a higher level. They pursue entry-level positions as digital media producers, webmasters or creative directors, and project coordinators in fields such as law, medicine, education, corporate communications, film, and advertising, or might even start their own companies. Faculty members are experienced professionals and educators who bring their knowledge of the field and practical experience into the classroom.
The mission of the Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science degree program is to prepare students to work effectively both individually and in a team creating aesthetically compelling and effective content to be presented and interacted with on the Web and multiple interactive media platforms.