Web Design &Interactive Media

I want the world to see what I can do.

As the web has become more and more a part of our lives, it’s expanded far beyond desktops. And the need for creative minds with the right blend of design and technical skills is expanding too. If you’re thinking of a future where you design everything from websites to mobile apps that keep people connected, explore our Web Design & Interactive Media degree programs. It’s where you can learn to design content for traditional and mobile web devices, including responsive design websites, mobile apps, and e-books. We’ll help you plug your creativity into the ever-changing interactive media industry. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be and pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’s every bit as competitive and demanding as the real world. And really, isn’t that what you’re looking for?

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty & instructors.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media

Quarter Credit Hours:
180
Timeframe:
12 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media

Outcomes

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/201 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

  • Professional Presentation: Graduates demonstrate the mastery of concept and execution of web design and visual problem solving, and integrate industry standards, professional practices and ethics in a cohesive body of work.
  • Design: Graduates evaluate and incorporate aesthetics and formal concepts of interactive design, including communication legibility and effectiveness, and interrelationships among applications, imagery and text.
  • Technical Skill: Graduates demonstrate and apply competencies in interactive development through effective and efficient implementation of integrated functionality with authoring systems and/or web scripting.
  • Problem Solving: Graduates apply advanced web design skills to document and produce designs and business solutions appropriate to a particular client or target audience while developing a professional portfolio.
  • Concept: Graduates integrate theory of design concepts with historical and contemporary trends in interactive media.

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Associate of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media

Quarter Credit Hours:
91
Timeframe:
6 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Associate of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media

Outcomes

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/202 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

  • Professional Presentation: Graduates demonstrate professional layout, integrating media elements and employing industry standards and professional practices.
  • Design: Graduates apply the vocabulary and concepts of interactive design, including communication effectiveness, and interrelationships among imagery and text.
  • Technical: Graduates demonstrate competencies in interactive development using authoring systems and/or web scripting.

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Associate of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media

Quarter Credit Hours:
91
Timeframe:
6 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Associate of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media

Outcomes

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/202 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

  • Professional Presentation: Graduates demonstrate professional layout, integrating media elements and employing industry standards and professional practices.
  • Design: Graduates apply the vocabulary and concepts of interactive design, including communication effectiveness, and interrelationships among imagery and text.
  • Technical: Graduates demonstrate competencies in interactive development using authoring systems and/or web scripting.

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Diploma in Web Design

Quarter Credit Hours:
45
Timeframe:
4 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Diploma in Web Design

Outcomes

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/206 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

  • Demonstrate professional visual communication skills through the use of graphic illustrations, photography and typography.
  • Integrate composition and design in support of concept
  • Demonstrate the ability to program and code to functional requirements of media project(s).
  • Apply critical thinking and needs analysis to concept design and in developing media marketing.
  • Apply presentation and communication skills to produce design and business solutions appropriate to a particular client or target audience.

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Classroom Experience

I'm ready to roll up my sleeves.

In our Web Design & Interactive Media degree program, you’ll start by honing your fundamental design and user skills like drawing, design, audio, digital imaging, and web technologies. You’ll apply what you’ve learned to such disciplines as media authoring, video technology, motion graphics, sound applications, and project management. You can learn several programming languages to create rich, interactive content for front-and back-end development. And you’ll explore different approaches to create new interactive experiences, including mobile apps. You’ll focus on interface design, interactivity, visual design, database design, dynamic web content design, technology, and information design and come up with creative solutions across all web-related media. See our gainful employment pages for possible careers that match the program that interests you.

What Will I Study?

Study Section

Help me connect my creativity to a dynamic industry.

Our Web Design & Interactive Media curriculum keeps pace with an exciting industry—to help you hit the ground running when you launch your career. You’ll have the opportunity to build skills and understand the design principles you need to develop graphics, media, software, and programming as you study:

  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Color Theory
  • Typography
  • Image Manipulation
  • Programming Logic
  • Introduction to Audio
  • Design Concepts
  • Introduction Scripting Languages
  • Design Layout
  • Introduction to Authoring
  • Intermediate Authoring
  • Digital Illustration
  • Introduction to User Centered Design
  • Usability Testing
  • Project Management
  • Designing for Dynamic Web Sites
  • Designing for Server Side Technology
  • Integrated Information Design
  • E-Learning Design


I'm looking for my proving ground.

At The Art Institutes system of schools, creativity is our core, our calling, our culture. Web Design & Interactive Media is built on that creative foundation. It’s also built on our knowledge that a creative career is not for the faint of heart. Because it’s tough out there, it’s tough in here. But we temper the tough with the support you need to make your creativity marketable. We provide the mentoring and real-world experience you need to prevail, with faculty* who’ve worked in the field and internship possibilities at successful businesses. Here, you’ll be encouraged and expected to be bold. To take risks. To push yourself and the people around you. So if your heart is telling you that you belong in a creative field, you belong here. It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever love.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty & instructors.

 

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta alumni Harlen Capen Photography is an extremely fast-paced career when it comes to new technology. Harlen Capen
Digital Photography, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, 2015