University of Southern Indiana
ARTD 381 Interactive Web Design

Interactive Media Design Emphasis

Art majors with interactive media design emphasis will earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. At USI, the difference between the two degrees has to do with the University Core 39 Curriculum.

Find class descriptions and major/minor requirements on the University Bulletin.

Why study Interactive Media Design?

The Interactive Media Design emphasis focuses on designing technology based on the needs of end users for mobile devices and web applications. Students build skills in design system, media products, and web design to integrate into the expanding areas of animation, immersive artworks, web-based and platform-specific apps, game design, motion design, user interface (UI) design and user experience (UX) design. Students will learn design processes and the methods involved in aesthetics, motion, sound, space, and technology-mediated experiences. These skills allow students to design and create participatory user experiences through a range of digital and computer-based interfaces.

Cohort-Based Learning:

  • Knowledge of UX history/Interaction Design, practices, methodologies, and project-based applications
  • Creative solutions to complex problems, and understanding the importance of the user and user experience for service design
  • Design and prototyping for a range of platforms including mobile, web, and tangible systems such as wearables and connected products
  • The Interactive Media Design emphasis seeks to provide students a curriculum in which they may focus on the conceptual, formal, and technical development of their work while building strong, technologically relevant portfolios.

Potential careers in interactive media design fields include:

  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Modeler
  • Animator
  • Creative Director
  • Digital Artist
  • Front-End Web Developer
  • Game Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Interactive Art Director
  • Information Architect
  • Instructional Systems Designer
  • Mobile/Responsive Designer
  • Motion Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • User Interface (UI) Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Visual Designer
  • Video Producer
  • Web Designer

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