Web Development & Interaction Design
The Web Development & Interaction Design major is for students who want to be catalysts for social change by shaping the behaviors and activities of people in their everyday lives. These students champion the needs and desires of people who use software applications, products or services daily. Web Development & Interaction Design majors hone their creativity and skills to foster meaningful and engaging communication and experiences.
The program exposes you to the best practices in web design, dynamic web and mobile phone application development, information architecture, interface design, service design and experience design. You learn the design and development process through a hands-on, user-centered approach and practical application.
What makes us different: a focus on shaping people's everyday behaviors and activities
The BFA in Web Development & Interaction Design promotes empathy, research, ideation, prototyping, user testing, analysis and creativity. In this curriculum, you'll be exposed to concepts in visual design, interface design, information design, sound design, data programming, human-computer interaction, electronics, business and sustainability so that you can determine which path you'd like to focus on for your career. You'll learn about choosing appropriate technologies that work on a variety of platforms such as computers, TVs, cell phones and tablets. You'll be able to participate in multiple internships and work on various freelance projects. And you can take advantage of the many minors that the University offers, such as Game Design, E-music, Typography and many others.
Students learn from award-winning faculty in small seminar and studio classes. Among the many honors, awards and inclusions our faculty has earned are the Art Directors Club Silver Pencil (Advertising), Webbies (web), PRINT magazine's annual (design), Communication Arts magazine's annual (design), I.D. magazine's "Forty Designers Under 30 to Watch" (international design), and HOW Design magazine's "Best of Interactive."
Where do Web Development & Interaction Design alumni work?
Many Web Development & Interaction Design alumni pave their own paths as entrepreneurs or freelancers, while others have a wide variety of careers in advertising, web design, dynamic web and mobile phone application development, motion graphics, interface design, interaction design, game design, and social media. Our alumni businesses include P’unk Avenue, a leading web design firm in Philadelphia, and Web.illish.us, which webcasts live events. Our graduates also work for such nationally renowned firms and institutions as Tumblr, Urban Outfitters, HTC, Frog Design, Comcast Interactive Media, Big Spaceship and QVC.