Art Major: Concentration in Interactive Media

  • Carlow University student working at computer

    What is interactive media?

    Websites, video games, and smartphone apps are three common types of interactive media. Interactive media engage the user and interact with her or him in a way that non-interactive media do not.  Interactive media is the integration of digital media including, but not limited to, electronic text, digital graphics, moving images, and sound, into a structured digital environment that allows people to interact with the data and interface. 

    What can I do with an interactive media degree?

    There are many careers you can go into with a solid interactive media background: media production specialist, front-end and back-end programmer, content creator, technical director, creative director, or project manager.

    What will I learn as an interactive media major?

    The interactive media industry is a very fluid field with many overlaps and blurred lines between itself and other sector. You will learn digital design techniques, methods for gathering metrics, and will learn the tools of project management and project implementation. 

    In today’s ever-changing world, technical proficiency alone is rarely enough for success. Concentrations in interactive media are offered in collaboration with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AIP). They combine the strength of a diverse liberal arts education and a strong art foundation gained at Carlow University with a concentration at the state-of-the-art computer studios of a leading technical arts school. Students in these programs go beyond mere technical proficiency to a well-rounded education.

    Major Requirements: 25 credits + 30 Carlow credit equivalents at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    AR 101, AR 102, AR 111, AR 221, AR 227, AR 240, AR 311, AR 330, AR 421, WS 209, plus 30 Carlow credit equivalents at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, as specified by the program undertaken.  

  • Major:



    Bachelor of Arts


    Main Oakland Campus
    Art/Interactive Media Specialization