Interactive Design and Development


First Year (31 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Mathematics I
  • Mathematics II

DEC Process

  • Integrative Design Process

Major Courses

  • Design Essentials 
  • Drawing Essentials
  • Design II: Intro to Graphic Design 
  • History of Western Art I 
  • Principles of User Experience 

Second Year (32 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication

DEC Core

  • Systems: Scientific Understanding
  • Framework: Business Models

Major Courses

  • Design III for Graphic Design 
  • Design IV for Graphic Design 
  • Foundations in Web Design & Strategy
  • Fundamentals of Web Programming

Business Core

  • Marketing Foundations
  • Management Foundations

Third Year (27 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • American Diversity
  • Global Citizenship
  • Debating Global Issues

DEC Methods

  • Integrative Seminar: Ethnographic Research Methods

Major Courses

  • Advanced Web Design & Strategy 
  • Media Production
  • Theory of Electronic Communications Seminar 
  • [2] Specialization Courses (6 credits)

Fourth Year (30 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • Capstone Folio Workshop

Major Courses

  • Capstone Project Preparation 
  • Interactive Design Capstone 
  • [3] Specialization Courses (9 credits)

For complete course descriptions, please visit the Philadelphia University Undergraduate Course Descriptions here.

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