Digital Media: Interactive Design and Media

Interactive Design and Media integrates the creative and technical disciplines of design, human-technology interaction, digital media, and information technology. Design, as a process of conceiving, planning, and making of products, is central in this concentration. Through hands-on experiences in classes and with real-world clients, students:

  • Design and prototype websites, mobile apps and interfaces.
  • Design interactive experiences that include locative media, wearable electronics, interactive narratives, extended or augmented reality.
  • Evaluate product usability.
  • Optimize media.
  • Apply interactive design processes and standards.
  • Create database-driven dynamic content.
  • Develop interactive client-side interfaces.

Graduates are prepared to begin career paths in areas such as User Interface (UI) Design, User Experience (UX) Design, Digital Strategy, Interactive Digital Media, Web and Mobile design and development, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design (IxD), design research, usability and product evaluation. Graduates work across all industries and disciplines including business, marketing, publishing, healthcare, and education. Glassdoor ranked front-end designer-engineer (#1), user experience (UX) designer (#38) and design manager (#48) in the "50 Best Jobs in America" in 2020.

Digital Media Arts Major - Interactive Design and Media (36 Credits)

DEPARTMENT CORE (12 Credits)
MDIA 140 Media Literacy
MDIA 260 Media Design
MDIA 465W Media Ethics
MDIA 473 Media Law
 
INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND MEDIA CORE (24 Credits)
DMA 226 Interactive Media and Design
DMA 308 Interactive Design Studio (Methods)
DMA 318 Interactive Design Studio (Process)
DMA 331 Web and Mobile Design
DMA 464 Human Computer Interaction
DMA 462 Elements of User Experience (UX) Design
DMA 472 Dev. Studio I (Creative coding)
DMA 475 Dev. Studio II (Cross-Channel Experiences)

Minoring in Digital Media Arts