The program in Web design & interactive media prepares students for careers designing and developing Web sites and interactive/multimedia communication. Design for the World Wide 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, personal digital assistants, and cell phones. Web design and interactive media are an essential part of businesses worldwide, as well as the education, scientific, and entertainment industries.
Throughout the program, students have access to industry-related technology and work with faculty who are experienced professionals in various aspects of the Web design & interactive media field and bring their practical experience and their own projects into the classroom. Throughout the program students learn to give, receive, and respond to critique of their work by industry professionals and faculty, as well as their classmates.
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Digital media producer
Bachelor of Fine Arts
In advanced courses in the bachelor of fine arts program, students focus on conceptual problem solving, content and usability research, accessibility principles, and design of interactive communication solutions. They expand their understanding of the structure and technologies of Web and interactive media projects, and learn techniques for designing and managing large projects. They develop these projects, often for real clients from the non-profit sector. Finally, students produce their own professional-quality, digital portfolios as interactive media presentations of their work and abilities.
Students gain professional experience through internships, freelance work, or communityservice projects. Students with a bachelor of fine arts degree are prepared to enter the workforce in such positions as interface designers, Flash designers/ developers, usability evaluators, Web developers, media integrators, creative directors, digital media producers, or project coordinators in fields such as marketing, corporate communications, or advertising. Some graduates start their own companies, and many continue to freelance in the field.