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.
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.
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.