Interaction Design

Program Coordinator: Cara Thompson
Office: 32A Lanigan Hall
Phone: 315-312-5623
email: cara.thompson@oswego.edu

Degree Offerings:
BFA Interaction Design
BA Track V - Interaction Design
Graphic Design Minor

Advances and breakthroughs in computer and communication technologies continuously impact modern information delivery systems. Through the marriage of previously disparate art forms, today’s designers are producing long and short form projects and productions that integrate interaction, video and audio with sophisticated graphic involvement in the form of web sites and apps for smart devices such as tablets and phones. Students in the Interaction Design program concentrate on the study and practice of contemporary interaction design theory, techniques and application with a focus on motion, interactive, or web design from a user experience perspective. The program includes study of established and emerging media.

Students interested in working in interaction design such as design for apps and web, multimedia, 3-D modeling and animation and other emerging forms can choose to do so through our BFA or BA degrees and their interdisciplinary approach. In addition to undergraduate studies, students can elect to complete a graduate certificate program Graphic Design and Digital Media

BFA Ineraction Design
BFA Interaction Design Degree Requirements can be found in the undergraduate college catalog at this link

Degree Highlights
• Students in the Interaction Design program concentrate on the study and practice of contemporary interaction design theory, techniques and application with a focus on motion, interactive, or web design from a user experience perspective. 
• The program includes study of established and emerging media.
·Students use state-of-the-art computer workstations and peripheral devices in a hands-on studio environment to create a wide range of graphic design projects.
• Students advance from foundation studies to specialize in a medium of their choice. 
• Studies explore long and short form projects and productions that integrate interaction, video and audio with sophisticated graphic involvement in the form of web sites and apps for smart devices such as tablets and phones. 
• Students use the numerous work-study, assistantship or study abroad programs to gain valuable practical experience.
• Prepares graduates for positions in the visual communications industry and UX design

BA: Track V - Interaction Design
BA: Track V - Interaction Design Degree Requirements can be found in the undergraduate college catalog at this link.

Degree Highlights

Students in the BA Interaction Design program concentrate on the study and practice of contemporary interaction design theory, techniques and application with a focus on motion, interactive, or web design from a user experience perspective. The program includes study of established and emerging media. Modeled as a traditional liberal arts degree, the program allows the opportunity for students to earn a minor or second major in another area of interest, such as information science. 

Modeled as a traditional liberal arts degree, the program allows the opportunity for students to earn a minor or second major in another area of interest, such as information science. The degree also allows students the opportunity to study in an area that compliments interaction design, giving them the ability to create new hybrid forms of the discipline.

Minor in Graphic Design
Minor in Graphic Design Degree Requirements can be found in the undergraduate college catalog at this link
This study option is for students interested in studying interaction design as a compliment to their major studies.