The Interactive Design B.F.A. seeks to prepare students for the expanding and exciting field of Interactive Design, a specialized application of Graphic Design. The program emphasizes visual problem solving through emerging media and technologies. Student experience is primarily focused on the areas of Web Design, Motion Graphics, UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) Design, Mobile Application Design, and Digital Storytelling.
With its solid foundation in formal design theory and history, a curriculum sensitive to both academic and industry expectations, and access to exciting technologies, Interactive Design is distinct and well suited for students interested in art, animation, design, creativity, film, music, or games.
The B.F.A. is an intensely focused professional degree structured to facilitate the development of a mature, diverse and competitive portfolio. It is an undergraduate course of study that consists of 132 credit hours, 90 of which are in art and design foundations, graphic and interactive design, and art/design history. The interactive design curriculum is sequential in nature. (See curriculum guide for recommended sequencing.)
This program prepares students for full participation in the professional interactive design community. Like all of the Art & Design programs, it is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).