Interactive Design Certificate Curriculum

Art 4220  Interactive Design
Course Description: The advanced study and design of computer-based interactive media - as distinguished from traditional graphic design for print - for the effective organization and communication of ideas.  Includes history of interactive design; development of technology, including color capability and web-based languages; how HTML works; design criteria, with emphasis on design concerns for interaction and user experience; and cascading style sheets.  Students will learn by first-hand experience, and reflective practice through making interactive projects. 

Art 5220  Advanced Interactive Design (Consent of the Instructor Required)
Course Description:  Design, production, and dissemination of advanced computer-based interactive media to achieve creative and conceptual goals.  Areas of  concentration include color on the computer; cross-platform compatibility; file types; scripting; extended web functions available through HTML 5; and setting up a host.

Art 5030  Advanced  Problems in Design (Consent of the Instructor Required)
(Can be re-taken one additional time for credit)
Course Description:  Independent research applied to interactive design, allowing students to explore areas such as:  aspect ratio, screen resolution, and use of the frame in computer design; motion graphics, use of text, and keyframe transformations over time; composing, layers, particle systems, cycles, focus/depth of field, 3D space, and incorporating video and sound; and other areas of specific interest in advanced design.

Art 5981 Independent Study
(Consent of the Instructor Required)
Course Description:  Independent study of advanced design topics in the field of interactive media, with an emphasis on case studies, as determined in consultation with a faculty sponsor; includes regular meetings with faculty sponsor, and often a final report or project to showcase the student’s learning.