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The Interactive Media Technology program is designed for students who want to combine graphic communication skills with marketing and web design skills. Students learn the fundamentals and best practices in graphic design, web design and social media. There are two emphasis areas built into the program: Interactive/Social Media Emphasis and Graphic Design Emphasis. This is a 21-month (seven-term) program.
To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation and information session. The program may be entered at the beginning of the Fall term.
Students meeting all program requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. There is an optional Associate of Arts degree with additional credits.
A laptop computer and associated software is required for this program. Laptop computer and software requirements are available from the department office at (641) 683-5215.
Program Learning Outcomes
Design and produce visually appealing and professional websites utilizing industry standard software.
Manage and maintain an organization’s digital presence.
Utilize various forms of social media platforms and integrate them into the overall marketing strategy of an organization.
Practice digital marketing strategies.
Apply basic design fundamentals and principles to a variety of professional contexts.
Create innovative digital designs utilizing industry standard software.
Write effectively for the web.
Effectively apply general art and design concepts to the process of developing a digital image.
Demonstrate an ability to use a variety of design programs in the development of digital designs.
Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, problem solve and creatively develop a digital design.
Demonstrate working knowledge of current technology advances in digital design.
Produce an online portfolio that showcases individual technical and graphic communication skills.
Develop professionalism as it pertains to a creative work environment including attention to details, meeting deadlines, and using professional communication.
Program Total: 81 Credits Interactive Media Emphasis OR 83 Credits Graphic Design Emphasis