Bachelor of Science 2012-2013

Interactive and Social Media

The BS in Interactive and Social Media degree prepares students for the expanding fields of social media and interaction design. The base program integrates technical and creative disciplines such as human-computer interaction, information technology and graphic design. Concepts and skills involve web development languages, interactive scripting, human-centered design and social computing.

A major in Interactive and Social Media prepares students to do the following:

  • Develop well-designed web pages, sites, and interactive applications
  • Implement strategies incorporating social media
  • Design, code and create content for casual games
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of interactive web sites
  • Employ information design principles to express ideas and concepts
  • Create prototypes for interactive displays
  • Consider user needs for designing technologies that support social
  • interactions

The ISM program provides a design concentration and a development concentration. Both concentrations build upon foundational coursework in social media and interaction design. Learn more about admission to this program.

Design Concentration
The design concentration emphasizes coursework in information and interaction design as well as strategies for design of social media. It further prepares students to integrate components for social media and create finished visual designs for website, apps, and causal games.

Development Concentration
The development concentration emphasizes coursework in information technology and interaction scripting. It further prepares students to develop the web sites, mobile apps and interactive displays that they have designed.

Online Learning Options
Many courses are available for review and playback via the CDM Course Online playback system (COL) . If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. Some undergraduate courses are offered online. However, CDM currently does not offer any undergraduate program completely online. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.