This minor is interdisciplinary across departments and colleges.
We welcome students from any major.
The Interactive Media Minor (IMM) provides students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills applicable to various forms of interactive/digital media. Focusing on internet-based technologies, the required courses teach skills in web programming, interaction design, writing and project management. These courses are designed as a sequence, with each augmenting and accelerating student development, in conjunction with their major.
Courses are taught by faculty from across the University, representing Computer Science, Art & Design, Communications and English. IMM faculty are committed to providing a relevant and engaging educational experience for IMM students by entwining their individual scholarship and research into their teaching. IMM faculty represent interdisciplinary excellence at the University of Delaware.
The IMM complements study in any subject by giving students an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they are developing throughout their major, by way of elective courses. The list of approved electives continues to grow as more University courses are engaging with interactive and digital media.
New Graduate Program in Interaction Design is now available from the Department of Art & Design.
The Department of Art & Design at the University of Delaware has launched a new Master of Arts in Interaction Design (MA IxD) degree program and are offering discounted tuition and early admission to qualified applicants. This one-year MA program will help train students to get a job as an Interaction Designer, which includes User Experience Design, Interface Design, Product Design, Industrial Design and the majority of design-related jobs available today and in the future.
Key Points about the UD MA IxD Program:
- Qualified applicants may come from any major in the University of Delaware.
- We focus on the creation of physical prototypes and digital systems, utilizing resources across the University including Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Computer Science and Art/Design.
- Students will have direct access to 3D Printers, 3D Software, Laser Cutters, CNC Routers, Physical Computing, and other digital fabrication tools – in addition to traditional art & design facilities, (computer labs, wood shop, metal shop, letterpress, printmaking, photo/video, and ceramics/casting).
- IxD students have a dedicated, 24/7 accessible IxD studio space, allowing for in-depth experimentation with technologies, materials and ideas.
- The program offers one-on-one relationships with UD faculty, plus Professors and Professionals from around the world. These individuals are sources of inspiration and information to help guide students on their own path of personal interest into the multi-dimensional field of Interaction Design.
- Discounted tuition and early admission is currently available to qualified applicants.
Contact Professor Ashley John Pigford to learn more.