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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interactive Design, B.S.

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Department of Digital Writing and Media Arts
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Marietta Campus-Atrium Building, J333
470-578-7202 or

The Bachelor of Science in Interactive Design provides students with an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to developing the technical, theoretical, and creative skills needed to serve in the field of interactive design as visual designers, user interface designers, and data visualization designers. This approach to design merges technical knowledge and aesthetic creativity with an ultimate focus on the human needs of end users. Students will cross-pollinate a strong foundation in creative expression through courses in the School of Art and Design with theoretical and technical approaches to front-end digital design and culture. The emphasis here is on creating well-rounded designers that are suited to meet the growing marketplace need for interactive design.

 Student Learning Outcomes for Interactive Design:

  • Explain “design thinking” through reading, writing, and discussion.
  • Design creative and technical work for your professional portfolio.
  • Defend your creative and technical work though written and oral critiques.
  • Assemble a professional portfolio for your creative and technical work.

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements. 

Related Studies (12 Credit Hours)

Select 12 hours of upper division course work (3000 - 4000 level) outside of the Interactive Design Major. These hours do not have to be taken in a single discipline, but should relate to a particular interest or career goal.

Students should determine prerequisites for Related Studies courses and take them as free electives.

Completion of a Formal Minor or Certificate Program would also satisfy the Related Studies requirement.

Students must pass with a C or better.

Free Electives (11 Credit Hours)

Select 11 credit hours of courses in the university curriculum. This includes any course (1000 - 4000) in the university curriculum (including Interactive Design) passing with a D or better. Students may combine 1 or 2 hour courses to total 11 hours total in this section.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)

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Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)

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