M.S. in Interactive Design and Media

About the Program

The Master of Science in Interactive Design & Media is a 2-year, 42 credit program which prepares working professionals and recent college graduates to expand their careers into the rapidly moving fields of Interactive Design (IxD) and User Experience Design (UX).

Throughout your graduate career at Philadelphia University you will:

  • Develop skills in planning, organizing and executing an interactive visual design.
  • Practice critical thinking skills and problem-solving for complex interactive design projects on both a formal and conceptual level.
  • Gain a competence in digital technologies, analytics, information design, strategy and methods of usability.
  • Learn to collaborative on interdisciplinary work, fundamental to the success of in digital design.
  • Learn best practices in visual communication and information literacy.
  • Expand development, production and post-production knowledge.

What is Interactive Design?

The role of Interactive Design expands as digital technology allows for more and more innovative applications. We must create aesthetic, engaging and dynamic experiences for users to interact with in order to take full advantage of current and future technologies, and immerse users in media. As a graduate of the Master of Science in Interactive Design & Media program, you will be prepared with the various skills necessary to evolve the standards through which we communicate and interact.

To compete in today's growing market, you must have the tools to approach each task effectively, including practical interactive knowledge, technological skills, development, production & post-production knowledge, visual communication skills and information literacy.

With a Master of Science in Interactive Design & Media degree, you will be equipped with the knowledge and expertise to fulfill many possible careers, such as:

  • Creative Direction
  • Digital Project Management
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Front-end Web Development
  • Mobile Communications & App Design
  • Motion Graphics & Rich Media
  • Web & Multimedia Design

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, Disney ABC Television Group, SAP, and NBCUniversal. Many graduates also find themselves seeking a fast-paced career in an agency environment. Rosetta, Digitas Health, Night Kitchen Media, Red Tettemer, AYC Media and Razorfish are just a few of the notable agencies where PhilaU graduates have expanded their professional careers.

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