Web design and interactive media is the integration of audio, video, still images, animation, text, and data for the creation, storage, and delivery of interactive content. This program provides competency-based instruction to prepare students for entry-level multimedia and Web design employment in a variety of industries. Through direction and instruction by a team of industry professionals and educators, the student is guided toward career opportunities with corporations, organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, entertainment, and advertising industries. The graduate will be able to direct his or her career path with practical interactive media design skills and knowledge. Following completion of this program, the graduate will be prepared to meet prospective employers with confidence.
What You’ll Study
The creation of interactive Web sites continues to be one of the fastest growing fields in business today. Web Design & Interactive Media students learn to use the Web to communicate effectively and to develop interfaces showcasing creativity, innovation, usability, and technical expertise. Students begin with art foundation skills in visual and color theory. The associate’s degree program progresses through various aspects of graphic design, interface design, media production, information architecture, team project, and Web technologies. In the bachelor’s degree program, students learn to use an even larger variety of techniques, including project management, interface design, creative media production, and development technologies and tools to communicate a message. As part of their coursework, all students create an interactive CD and a Web site to show prospective employers.