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 BS/BA

Students learn many different styles of animation and emerge with a diverse knowledge of the field. 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 BS/BA

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 BS/BA

Our acclaimed Game Design major provides a theoretical and practical understanding of game development with a strong emphasis on game design, level design, and technical design. 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 BS/BA

User Experience Design is an exciting new field. Our major provides students the conceptual, aesthetic, and technical tools needed to excel in the field. Heather Ford is the advisor for the major. Her office is GCC 321 and he can be contacted at hjford@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.