Art Institutes

Instructional Technology& Design

I have just what the education field needs.

There’s an art to education. To taking facts, figures, and methods and turning them into knowledge. Today, as elementary schools to giant universities move to online education platforms, that transformation demands a bold, creative mind. Like yours. With our Instructional Technology & Design degree program, you can make creativity your career. You’ll have the opportunity to utilize design technology to create innovative education experiences. You’ll explore the educational and instructional strategies to engage, educate, and train learners. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be challenged and pushed harder than ever before by experienced faculty* who will also support you all along the way. It will be your biggest test yet. But you’re ready for it.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Instructional Technology & Design

Quarter Credit Hours:
12 Quarters

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Bachelor of Science in Instructional Technology & Design

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to:
  • Technical: Graduates utilize industry-specific computer software programs to create and present concrete projects demonstrating mastery of technical aspects of prepress, output, and high quality reproduction.
  • Design: Graduates will analyze and incorporate aesthetics and formal concepts of layout and design. This includes spatial relationship; communication legibility and effectiveness; interrelationships among imagery and text; balance; typography; and color theory.
  • Conceptual: Graduates demonstrate design concepts integrating historical and contemporary trends and social context by producing successful visual solutions to assigned problems.
  • Communication: Graduates demonstrate the interdependence of content and visual expression; evaluate and critique their design concept; articulate the vision behind their creative work, and defend their creative solutions.
  • Professional Presentation: Graduates integrate knowledge of industry standards, professional practices and ethics in their work and self-presentation.

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Classroom Experience

Everything's changing. And that's fine by me.

As online education platforms have grown, there’s a need for fearless, creative minds to build, enhance, and reimagine those platforms. Here, you’ll have all of the tools you need to hit the ground running in a diverse marketplace that may include education and corporate settings such as business, health care, government and the military. You’ll have the opportunity to work with the same types of hardware and software the professionals use. You can gain an understanding of learning management system design, curriculum development, and implementation of emerging technologies. And you can hone your creative problem solving skills in user experience design. See our gainful employment pages for possible careers that match the program that interests you.

What Will I Study?

Instructional Technology

I'm ready to show what I'm made of.

The Instructional Technology & Design curriculum is rigorous, all-encompassing, and designed by experienced industry and education innovators. It emphasizes the creative development of education resources through the integration of multi-media technologies. And it employs creative and visual problem-solving throughout the process. You'll study:

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Image Manipulation
  • Digital Color Theory
  • Mobile & Social Game Design
  • Applications & Industry
  • Introduction to Layout Design
  • Typography—Traditional
  • Information Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Web Design
  • Interface Design
  • Introduction to Writing for Interactive Media
  • Intermediate Web Design
  • Interactive Motion Graphics
  • Server-Side Scripting
  • Instructional Technology Integration
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Learning Theories & Strategies
  • Foundations of Instructional Design
  • Curriculum Design
  • Developing Instructional Materials
  • Evaluation, Assessment & Analysis of Learning
  • Advanced Instructional Design
  • Interaction Management
  • User Experience Design
  • Foundations of Game-Based Learning
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Instructional Technology & Design Project Management

I'm looking for my proving ground.

At The Art Institutes system of schools, creativity is our core, our calling, our culture. Our Instructional Technology & Design degree program is built on a foundation of our success in design, technology integration, web and interface design, mobile/social game learning, and motion graphics. 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. That’s why 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. You’ll be encouraged and expected to be bold. To take risks. To push yourself and the people around you. It will be the hardest thing you’ll ever love.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.