May 09, 2021
The Interactive Design B.F.A. program prepares students for professions that create or implement interactive media. Graduates will meet the growing demand placed on the graphic design, advertising and marketing industries for designers with advanced expertise in the visual, creative and technological components of interactive media. The program incorporates graphic and interactive design (multimedia production and scripting, web design, animation, video production, motion graphics, sound and 3-D modeling) to primarily focus on the production of rich digital applications for education, business, and entertainment.
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, art/design history and interactive design workshops. 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).
Art & Design Core Requirement:
Interactive Design, B.F.A. Requirements:
(17 - 3 credit courses, 3 - 1 credit courses, 1 - 6 credit course)
General Education Requirements for Art & Design Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences:
Skills/Processes for Literacy
- Fine Arts - Music, Music History, Music Appreciation or Aesthetics (3)
- Literature/Language - ENGL or Foreign Language (3)
- Philosophy (3)
- Psychology (3)
- History or Government (3)
- One course selected from the following disciplines:
- ECON, GEOG, HIST, PSCI, PSYC, SOC
Natural Science/Quantitative Reasoning
- Science Course - BIOL, CHEM, ENV, PHYS, SCI (3)
- Math or Science Course (3)
Electives from College of Arts and Sciences
(except ADXX listed courses) (2 courses total)
- Elective #1 (3)
- Elective #2 (3)
Of the 132 credits required for the this program, one half of the required major courses and the last 30 credit hours must be taken at Maryville to satisfy requirements for graduation.