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Media and Communication Arts – Interactive Web Media Program

For me, the most important and distinguishing property of new media is interactivity.
-Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

What is Interactive Web Media?

Interactive media is a user-centered design process in which program output wholly depends upon user input. It engages and interacts with the user, calling for an action on their part. Click here. Register now. Find out more. Interactive media refers to products and services on digital computer-based systems which respond to the user's actions by presenting content such as text, moving image, animation, video, audio and video games.

Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts – Interactive Web Media Program

In Macomb’s Interactive Web Media Program, you will be introduced to interactive web design and animation with an emphasis on user-centered design. Courses will build and develop fundamental, as well as advanced skills, in preparation for the interactive design industry. You will gain experience and demonstrate these skills by creating interactive web pages, sites, and animation.

Media & Communication Arts – Interactive Web Media Courses at Macomb

In the Interactive Web Media Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your elected major, including:

  • Introduction to Photography
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Digital Layout Adobe
  • Previsualization
  • Digital Illustration
  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Introduction to Digital Video
  • Typography & Spacial Development
  • Design for Web 1
  • Advanced Digital Layout
  • Flash Multimedia 2
  • Advanced Photoshop
  • Design for Web 2
  • Design for Web 3

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Design & Layout

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Design & Layout, you will be qualified for positions that include art director, graphic designer, website designer, web developer, web master and computer programmer.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree  

The credits earned in Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts –Interactive Media Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts – Interactive Media Program?

For more information about the Media & Communication Arts – Interactive Media Program, contact one of the Interactive Media Program advisors: Professor Michael Crumb, 596.445.7435, or Professor Brian Sauriol, 586.445.7435.

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