Interactive Design and Media

About the Program

Formerly known as the Digital Design Program, the Bachelor of Science in Interactive Design & Media prepares you to work in the rapidly moving field of Interactive Design (IxD).

What is Interactive Design & Media?

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. Graduates from our Interactive Design & Media are equipped with the knowledge to fulfill many careers, such as:

  • Web Design
  • Front-end Web Development
  • Game Design
  • Mobile Communications & App Design
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Motion Graphics & Rich Media

To succeed as an interactive designer in today’s workplace, you need 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 in 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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