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Welcome to Bradley University’s Department of Interactive Media. The Department is composed of three distinct majors. Students have the ability to focus on one of three areas when they come to study at Bradley University’s nationally ranked department.

  • Animation
  • Game Design
  • Web and Application Design

Students that graduate from the department are skilled practitioners that understand the theories underlying their production techniques. Our graduates work at top-tier companies; such as Disney, Sony Computer Entertainment, Volition, Leo Burnett, Caterpillar, and other industry leaders.

Students gain mastery through a combination of experiential learning both in and out of the classroom. An active student body works to collaboratively create exciting interactive experiences as part of their course requirements and also through independent publishing and production efforts.

Small class sizes are a key component of our educational structure with close engagement with faculty and access to the tools needed for success.

Our program is rigorous, but does not have a portfolio requirement. We encourage all potential candidates to consider a visit to campus to learn more about what Bradley has to offer and why the Princeton Review and the Midwest Animation Review have highly ranked the department.

The Department Media Gallery provides excellent insight into just what our students are building here and the experiences they are having. You can also go directly to our admissions page to get more information about how to apply to Bradley and the Department.


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.

Web And Application Design

The Web and Application Design concentration focuses on User Interface and User Experience Design and is a locus of award-winning innovation, nationally awarded interactive performance, and location-based interactive experiences. Ethan Ham is the advisor and coordinator for the Web and Application Design concentration. His office is GCC 200 and he can be contacted at eham@bradley.edu.


Game Design

The Game Design major has garnered national attention and acclaim. In April 2015, the Princeton Review ranked the major as 13th in the country. The major is intended to prepare students for a career in designing games and other interactive media. This technology heavy program emphasizes design and production of games, focusing on the creative process from conception to implementation. Dr. Monica McGill is the advisor and coordinator for the Game Design major. Her office is GCC 133B and she can be contacted at mmcgill@bradley.edu.