Interactive Design and Development

About the Program

Digital technology has changed the way we visualize, conceptualize and express our ideas. Interactive Design is a fusion of multiple disciplines: computer science, graphic design and product design. The balance of these core ideas creates a field of study which focuses on meaningful communication and interaction between people and technology. Interactive Design & Development graduates are equipped with the knowledge to enter many career fields, such as:

  • Web Design
  • Front End Web Development
  • Interactive Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Mobile Application Design
  • E-commerce
  • Multimedia Design
  • Game Design

For interactive designers to succeed in today’s workplace, professionals require a diverse combination of skills, including the understanding of basic design principles, the capacity to plan and develop a great strategy, the ability to harness the latest digital technologies and techniques, and experience working in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment.

Program Success

Recent graduates have found themselves in creative positions at a diverse range of companies from small to medium businesses and larger companies such as Comcast Interactive Media, QVC, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Adidas and the Philadelphia Eagles. Many graduates also find themselves seeking a fast-paced career in an agency environment. Rosetta, One Trick Pony, Inverse Paradox, Tonic Design, Mantra Design, 160over90, Red Tettemer, AYC Media and Doner are just a few of the notable agencies where PhilaU graduates have established their careers.

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