Graphic Design: Web and Interactive Media

Program Description

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The Graphic Design: Web and Interactive Media awards provide the fundamentals for a career in Web design. You will gain technical and design skills using current industry-standard software and techniques, getting hands on training from experienced professional instructors who give you plenty of one-on-one attention.

Advantages

  • Our college is located in downtown Minneapolis, which has one of the largest creative and advertising industries in the country.  
  • Students become part of a tight-knit community that develops a lasting network which can sustain them throughout their design career.  
  • With our innovative teaching and curriculum, faculty members combine years of industry experience with their strong academic backgrounds.  
  • Our advisory committee includes representatives from major ad agencies, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and local design firms.
  • Our graduates have gone on to successful careers at organizations such as: Adobe, Target, Best Buy, Periscope, General Mills, Clockwork, and 3M. 

Program Details

Occupational Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statics, Graphic Designers with Web site design and animation experience will be especially needed through 2018 as demand increases for design projects for interactive media—Web sites, mobile phones and other technology. Growth in Internet advertising, in particular, is expected to increase the number of designers.

Potential Job Titles

  • Web Designer
  • Content Strategist
  • User Experience Designer
  • User Interaction Designer
  • Front-End Developer
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • SEO Specialist
  • Digital Project Manager
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Creative Director
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Content Manager
  • Account Manager

Where You Could Work

  • Advertising agencies
  • Animation companies and studios
  • Corporate creative departments
  • Graphic design firms
  • Marketing and public relations agencies
  • Web design studios