Degree Programs

The Department of Interactive Media prepares students to be critical thinkers in a continually evolving field that requires interdisciplinary, theoretical, and application knowledge in the design, development, and production of interactive media.

Animation

The Animation major is ranked as one of the best in the Midwest. Students learn many different styles of animation and emerge with a diverse knowledge of the field that can lead to a career in a variety of media outlets. Scott Cavanah is the advisor and coordinator for the Animation major. His office is GCC 133A and he can be contacted at spcavanah@bradley.edu. Visit the Animation major’s page for more information.

Interactive Media

Our Interactive Media major offers students more flexibility than our other majors in which of the department’s courses they take. It is a good option for students who are transferring into the program from another major or school. Ethan Ham is the advisor and coordinator for the Game Design major. His office is GCC 200 and he can be contacted at eham@bradley.edu. Visit the Interactive Media major’s page for more information.

Game Production Minor

The Game Production Minor is currently available to Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Majors. The Game Production minor provides a complementary path for students to learn about game production techniques. The minor focuses on development processes, development tools, collaborative development, and user centered design. Visit the Game Production minor’s page for more information.

Game Design

Our acclaimed Game Design major is ranked #15 in the nation and #1 in the Midwest by the Princeton Review. Ethan Ham is the advisor and coordinator for the Game Design major. His office is GCC 200 and he can be contacted at eham@bradley.edu. Visit the Game Design major’s page for more information.

Game Design Minor

The Game Design Minor is currently available to Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Majors. The minor contributes to the engagement of users through a highly popular form of interactive media. The Minor focuses on the development of games, including gameplay, storytelling and concepting, visual and audio media, and teamwork among artists, programmers, and storytellers. With the explosion of growth in the game industry, this Minor will allow students to develop skills in the growing fields of both traditional games and non-traditional interactive design positions. Visit the Game Design minor’s page for more information.

Animation & Game Design BFA

The Animation & Game Design BFA combines the curricula of our Animation and Game Design programs. Scott Cavanah is the advisor and coordinator for the major. His office is GCC 133A and he can be contacted at spcavanah@bradley.edu.  Visit the Animation & Game Design BFA major’s page for more information.

User Experience Design

User Experience Design is a young field. Its practitioners are highly sought after and well-compensated. Our major provides students all the tools they need to enter the workforce as a UX professional. User Experience Design majors are required to minor (or double major) in either Graphic Design or Computer Science. Ethan Ham is the advisor for the major. His office is GCC 200 and he can be contacted at eham@bradley.edu.  Visit the User Experience Design major’s page for more information.

Interactive Media Minor

The Interactive Media program offers a minor to assist students interested in expanding their knowledge in the dynamic world of multimedia design and development. It focuses on new media technologies and theories in creative production of multiple forms of interactive digital media. Visit the Interactive Media minor’s page for more information.