Department Summary

Bradley University’s Department of Interactive Media prepares its learners 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.

Majors

  • Animation 
  • Animation & Game Design BFA
  • Game Design
  • Interactive Media
  • User Experience Design

Minors

  • Game Design (for Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Majors)
  • Game Production (for Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Majors)
  • Interactive Media

Curriculum

The Department’s majors begin working in their disciplines during their very first semester at Bradley University. Our philosophy is that our students should be designing games, creating animations, and designing user experiences throughout their four years at Bradley University, not just during their Junior and Senior years. This allows our students to dive deeper, learn more, and create better work.

Facilities

Bradley Interactive Media students have access to exceptional facilities, labs, studios, stages, and technology. Students can check out from the Department’s Service Bureau state-of-the-art equipment such as Microsoft HoloLens, Oculus Rift and Vive VR kits, Alienware laptops, Cintiq tablets, and a wide variety of mobile devices.

Student Development Grants

The Interactive Media Department provides funding for exceptional student projects. Approximately $40,000 in student development grants were awarded during the 2015-2016 school year.

Internship and Employment Opportunities

Recent student internships include DreamWorks Animation, Dire Wolf Digital Games, Maui Jim, Float Mobile, OneFire Media, Deep Silver Volition Games, Disruption Entertainment, Northerly Creative Research & Development, OSF Hospitals, and more. Our graduates work at Blizzard, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures, Microsoft Game Studios, Google, f84 Games, Deep Silver Volition Games, Converse Marketing, Fuse FX, Williams Interactive, McGraw-Hill Education, Caterpillar, and the list goes on.