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Interactive Media
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
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Interactive Media

Those adept at the art of digital communication thrive in the career marketplace—today, tomorrow, and well into the future. Secure your place within the scope of this ever-evolving technological landscape by enrolling in Fisher’s interactive media program.

As a interactive media major, you are part of a creative and collaborative community that analyzes the effects of emerging media and computing on society. More than that, you will be at the forefront of digital innovation as you put what you’ve learned into practice through the creation of web and mobile experiences, video games, multimedia narratives, and more.

Program Overview

A total of 43 credits are required to achieve your B.A. in interactive media. Required elements include:

  • Courses in web programming, graphic design, and web development.
  • An upper-level track in web or video game design.
  • One course each in data science, social media or technical writing, and physical computing or new media art.
  • Two courses that cover the cultural side of the discipline.
  • A senior project on a related topic of your choosing.

While there are no formal concentrations in the interactive media major, you may choose to focus on one of the following areas:

  • Interactive media
  • Game design and production
  • New media art and physical computing
  • Analytics and data visualization
  • Digital cultural studies

A focus on networked journalism and interactive documentary is available to students who double-major in media and communication.

Life After Fisher

Careers open to interactive media graduates are as plentiful and varied as the program’s areas of study. Job titles in this field include:

  • Interactive media (web) designer
  • Interactive exhibit designer
  • SEO specialist
  • Social media manager
  • Blogger/tech writer
  • Programmer
  • Game designer

You also may decide to pursue graduate work in fields such as:

  • Communication
  • Media study
  • Information technology
  • Information science
  • Interactive telecommunications
  • Video game design
  • Law or business

I value this department and my major because it's all about the future. Media management takes what we know about talking to each other, and looks towards the future with the new technologies that surround us. I think that my favorite part of the program are the professors. The educators not just at Fisher, but especially in this program are always willing to help, extremely intelligent in their field, and are open to talking about your ideas instead of shutting you down. ”

Kyle Cataldo
  • Kyle Cataldo
  • Digital Cultures and Media Management Double Major

Fascinated by the effects of new digital technologies on society, students consider questions of design and meaning, while learning coding, web design, video game development and exploring the new disciplines of data science and physical computing. ”

Jeremy Sarachan
  • Jeremy Sarachan
  • Director, Digital Cultures and Technologies Program