Major in Interactive Digital Design

The Department of Fine Arts offers a B.A. in Interactive Digital Design. This interdisciplinary program merges the fields of graphic design and software development.

The mission of the Interactive Digital Design Program is to provide a creative environment in which students can develop skills which will provide the knowledge needed to work and communicate effectively in the digital design profession.

Application development is one of the fastest growing trends among enterprises. This, along with the world's growing dependence on Internet technology, basically guarantees future demand for web design careers. The Interactive Digital Design Program allows students to concentrate on strengths of narrative visual designs, programming, and digital interface design. The coursework enables the student to build the essential skills set needed to create digital resources like web pages, smartphone apps, and social media sites. Students will be equipped with foundational skills in computational thinking and skills to make creative aesthetic decisions when designing digital media.

For more information regarding the Department of Fine Arts at Freed-Hardeman University, please contact Dr. Barbara England at blengland@fhu.edu.


4-Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, 4-year plans for students planning to major in Interactive Digital Design have been created:

2013-2014 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Digital Design (Designer) 



Degree  Requirements

Course of Study for a B.A. Major in Interactive Digital Design (Designer Emphasis)

Program Coordinator:  Dr. Barbara England

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements."

I.  General Education Requirements  46 hours

    (Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display")

    Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 101 College Algebra 

    Limit III. C. 3. Fine Arts to ART 234 Introduction to Creativity


II.  Program Requirements

ART 120  Drawing I              3 hours 
ART 130  2-D Design              3
ART 230  Digital Graphics Fundamentals             
ART 235  Graphic Design I             
ART 270  Introduction to Photography             
ART 332  3-D Design and Sculptural Techniques             
ART 337  Graphic Design II             
ART 370  Digital Photography for Design             
ART 410  Readings in Art History             
CIS 170 Introduction to Computer Programming             
CIS 171  Computer Programming I             
CIS 211  Introduction to Web Design             
CIS 272  Computer Programming II             
CIS/ART 495  Capstone Senior Design Project             
CIS/ART  Electives (must be upper division)              12 
                54 hours 

III.  Electives (including additional Bible) 26 hours