Majors & Minors (Undergraduate)

Interactive Arts (Major)

As an Interactive Arts student at MICA, you will improvise, innovate, experiment, and play.

Interactive Arts majors learn how to integrate art with technology, build robots, make games, work with mobile technology, and create sound art, all in a variety of media and materials. Through a process of creative inquiry based on learning by doing, you will become comfortable with new and emerging technologies and prepare for careers in the field of interactive design or as fine artists who work with interactive media.

Program Overview

The curriculum gives specific attention to interface and user experience design, interactive exhibit design, and physical computing methodologies. Our students work in areas ranging from interactive installations to gram design, mobile technology, and social networking.

Students create portfolio projects in all of the department's classes, and in addition to developing media specific skills, learn how to document, write about, present, and exhibit their works. You are free to select from a wide range of electives to complement their studies and achieve their creative goals.

Career Opportunities

You can gain professional experience through internships, and some of our majors have recently landed at CODE2040, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underrepresented minorities find professional and entrepreneurial success in technology; at Discovery Communications; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and a range of design firms and agencies. One student turned an internship at Bully!Entertainment in Baltimore into a full-time job after graduation.

Featured Course

Soundscape

Interactive Art's newest course, Soundscape, provides an introduction to field recording and field recording composition (phonography), acoustic ecology and concepts of deep listening through the exploration of multiple acoustic environments throughout Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.

Playing a Interactive Arts game at the Commencement Exhibition

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Artist
Michael Shillingburg, Sluke Martin, and Katie Salvi
Date
2017

Interactive Arts Commencement Exhibition

Playing a Interactive Arts game at the Commencement Exhibition

Interactive Arts Commencement Exhibition

Credit

Justin Tsucalas

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Exhibition Reception

Reception: Slow Growth

Control and release. Rules and improvisation. Nature and mimicry. Fine Art and Craft. Macro and micro. Christine Wolfe Strong’s crocheted sculptures ride the line, defying categorization. They explore science, nature, experience, and belief. The artist…