Interactive Design Option

Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual/Society From Area 2 3
Introduction to Mass Media VMA111 satisfies Area 3 requirement 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Scientific View of the World From Area 5 4
Drawing I VMA104 satisfies Area 6 requirement 3 ENG095 or placement
VMA Freshman Seminar VMA100 satisfies LCS requirement 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Visual Design: Composition and Color VMA102 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Digital Publishing with InDesign VMA131 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Typography VMA132 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Digital Imaging w/Photoshop VMA105 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Visual Design:Form and Time VMA103 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
History of Graphic Design VMA114 Spring 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Drawing II or Graphic Design Internship VMA207 or VMA299G-see note* 3 VMA104; VMA232
Digital Illustration with Illustrator VMA231 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Design Communication I VMA232 Fall 3 VMA131
Interactive Design I VMA275 3 VMA105
Interactive Design II VMA276 3 VMA275
Career Elective see note** 3
Career Elective see note** 3
Total Credits 64

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*Note: Transfer track students must take VMA207. Career track students must take VMA299G.

**Select the career elective from VMA courses.

Option Overview

This program introduces students to the aesthetics, materials, interactive applications and platforms, and methods of effective visual communication for commercial art and design. The program combines theoretical elements with practical experience, up-to-date technologies, and professional equipment to give students a complete knowledge and understanding of career options, requirements, and responsibilities. Students may take elective courses in options other than their own, as scheduling permits. Because courses are offered sequentially, students must take courses in the appropriate semester.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify for job opportunities in graphic design for online and interactive media, advertising, communications, marketing, packaging, publishing, and in companies using printed, online, interactive media, and electronic materials in their product or in the promotion of that product.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic visual design skill and production skills. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer operation and page layout software applications. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in drawing and image software applications. 
  • Use the Internet and integrate Internet text and images in media. 
  • Demonstrate their understanding of online and interactive media graphic formats, creation and optimization graphic images for those applications, and the distribution or delivery process. 
  • Demonstrate an ability to use design processes and principles to create visual products that convey a specific message to a targeted audience. 
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the varied career paths within the graphics industry including, but not limited to, art direction, illustration, project design, production art, gaming, interactive development, graphic design and media direction.