Every technology interaction you experience in a day—from using mobile apps to playing games to wearing smart accessories to engaging with other digital environments—has been designed to maximize user experience (UX). By pursuing a bachelor’s degree in interaction design at ArtCenter, you will gain strategies and skills for creating person-first interactive environments and prepare to enter a burgeoning field of highly sought-after professional digital designers.
At ArtCenter, the interaction design major draws on interdisciplinary expertise in graphic design, transportation design, entertainment design, industrial design, media design, and interactions across multiple technologies. In this way, coursework sparks creative innovation and inspires new styles of leadership by collaborating with other programs and departments at ArtCenter.
Here, you’ll learn new processes and establish versatile skills for mastering the technologies of the future—technologies that will go on sale next year, that will be in development in the next decade, and that are still just whispers in the minds of up-and-coming creatives. The interactive design degree equips you with core methods and tools to lead design teams and impact user experiences throughout your career.
Get First-Hand Experience With User Experience
ArtCenter takes you far beyond the classroom. In courses on everything from data visualization to interface design, you’ll study how real people think, feel, and behave while interacting with products, environments, and systems—and you’ll use that data to design new user experiences. Equipped with knowledge of human factors, cognitive sciences, and psychology, you’ll learn to develop cohesive systems that are evident, meaningful, and impactful in the lives of real users.
Careers in Interactive Media
Interaction design majors at ArtCenter go on to pursue engaging careers and achieve great strides in the tech world. We host active recruiters from global corporations like Facebook, NASA, and Microsoft, and our graduates hold leading positions at Apple, IDEO, Google, and more. Here, you’ll prepare for careers like:
- Information Architect (IA)
- Interaction Designer (IxD)
- User Experience (UX) Designer
- User Interface (UI) Designer
- Mobile Designer
- Web Designer
- Designer/Developer (front-end or back-end)
- Content Strategist
- Creative Director
- Lead Designer
- Creative Technologist
- Design Strategist
- Exhibition Designer
- Service Designer
- Social Media Expert