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The Interactive Media degree provides students with interdisciplinary, theoretical, and application knowledge in the design, development, and production of interactive media, including web-based and other emerging media, to create interactive design solutions for a variety media such as web sites, digital interfaces, and applications. This degree program consists of a minimum of 64 credits in program requirements, program electives and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Graphic Design, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: GRDSN.AAS.MEDIA

Program Requirements
GRDSN 1100Drawing for Design3
GRDSN 1101Digital Graphic Applications3
GRDSN 1102Graphic Design 13
GRDSN 1104Typography3
GRDSN 1105Graphic Design 23
GRDSN 2200User Experience Design3
GRDSN 2201Graphic Design 33
GRDSN 2202Web/Interactive Design 13
GRDSN 2206Web/Interactive Design 23
CIS 1120The Internet2
CIS 1310HTML and CSS3
CIS 1400Programming Logic and Technique4
CIS 2320JavaScript Programming
Program Electives
Select two of the following:6
Web Design Software
Graphical User Interface Programming
Introduction to XML
Adv Graphical User Interface Programming
Introduction to Motion Picture and Television
Editing for Motion Pictures and Television
Motion Graphics and Special Effects I
3-D Animation I
Motion Graphics and Special Effects II
General Education
Select 19 to 22 credits. 1, 219-22
Total Credits61-64

In addition to the courses listed above.


NASAD accreditation requires a three credit Art History course to fulfill the Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. It is strongly recommended that students choose one of the following courses: ART 2211 Art Histories Before 1400 CE, ART 2212 Art Histories 1400 to 1950, ART 2213 Art Histories Since 1950, ART 2214 Non-Western Art.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
GRDSN 1100 Drawing for Design 3
GRDSN 1101 Digital Graphic Applications 3
GRDSN 1102 Graphic Design 1 3
CIS 1310 HTML and CSS 3
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
Second Semester
GRDSN 1104 Typography 3
GRDSN 1105 Graphic Design 2 3
GRDSN 2200 User Experience Design 3
CIS 1120 The Internet 2
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdMathematics 3
Third Semester
GRDSN 2201 Graphic Design 3 3
GRDSN 2202 Web/Interactive Design 1 3
CIS 1400 Programming Logic and Technique 4
ElectiveProgram Elective 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 4
Fourth Semester
GRDSN 2206 Web/Interactive Design 2 3
ART 2211
Art Histories Before 1400 CE
or Art Histories 1400 to 1950
or Art Histories Since 1950
or Non-Western Art
CIS 2320 JavaScript Programming 4
ElectiveProgram Elective 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Total Credits65

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural, or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.