Interactive Digital Design (B.A.)

The Department of Fine Arts offers a B.A. in Interactive Digital Design (Designer Emphasis). 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.


Degree Requirements

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 

I.  Liberal Arts Core Requirements          34 hours 
Listed in this catalog under Academics:  Liberal Arts Display 
   
II.  Program Requirements:          54 hours
ART 120  Drawing I          3
ART 130  2-D Design          3
ART 230  Digital Graphics Fundamentals         
ART 235  Graphic Design I (W)        
ART 201  Introduction to Photography         
ART 332  3-D Design and Sculptural Techniques         
ART 337  Graphic Design II         
ART 370  Photo Arts (W)        
ART 410  Readings in Art History (W)        
CIS 171  Computer Programming I         
CIS 172  Computer Programming II          
CIS 211  Introduction to Web Design         
CIS 311  Advanced Web Design         
CIS/ART 495  Capstone Senior Design Project (W)        
CIS/ART  Electives (must be upper division)          12 
   
III.  Electives (including additional Bible):  38 hours