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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
X

Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media

Outcomes

Program Objectives

  • Utilize the visual language of design
  • Utilize and select various media and styles to achieve desired results
  • Create graphics using image manipulation software
  • Apply interface design principles
  • Perform fundamental Internet functions
  • Use authoring software
  • Create and critique moving and static images that convey thematic meanings
  • Describe needs analysis as it pertains to usability
  • Use basic scripting commands
  • Write HTML code
  • Demonstrate a variety of scripting techniques
  • Utilize typefaces appropriate for screen-based media
  • Develop and present a professional portfolio
  • Create databases for delivering dynamic content
  • Use server-side scripting to deliver database content to a web page
  • Work in a team to execute a web-based concept
  • Qualify methods and explain how usability impacts a company’s bottom-line and business objectives
  • Employ the role of design in branding/corporate identity
  • Design and produce identity design for multiple formats including print and the Web

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/553 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Associate of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media

Quarter Credit Hours:
93
Timeframe:
6 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes
X

Associate of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media

Outcomes

Program Objectives

  • Utilize the visual language of design
  • Utilize and select various media and styles to achieve desired results
  • Create graphics using image manipulation software
  • Apply interface design principles
  • Perform fundamental Internet functions
  • Use authoring software
  • Create and critique moving and static images that convey thematic meanings
  • Describe needs analysis as it pertains to usability
  • Use basic scripting commands
  • Write HTML code
  • Demonstrate a variety of scripting techniques
  • Utilize typefaces appropriate for screen-based media
  • Develop and present a professional portfolio

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/554 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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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 and instructors.

 

Miami International University of Art & Design alumni Marlon Munoz I'm challenged by the opportunity to take my ideas and bring them to life. Marlon Munoz
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Miami International University of Art & Design, 2008