Web and Interactive Media
The Bachelor of Science in Web and Interactive Media at Penn College exposes students to the evolving and converging discipline labeled “Interactive Media”. Simply stated, interactive media deals with products and services which have been digitally created and respond to user actions. As an Interactive Media student at Penn College, you will learn how to integrate skills in web design/development, interactive marketing, social networking, digital communications, audio and video production, digital publishing, and production to create interactive, user-defined products and services.
- Application/Major Code: BIM – view in catalog
- School: Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications
- Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
About the curriculum
This is an interdisciplinary program. You'll have access to industry standard software and hardware, and will learn from faculty experts in Web design, audio and video production, graphic design, digital photography, typography, media writing, animation, graphic communications, marketing, e-commerce, and device development.
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual wages for graphic designers were $42,400 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $32,600 and $56,620. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,110, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,660.
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Specialized Design Services||28,100||$24.17||$50,280|
|Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers||25,670||$20.00||$41,600|
|Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services||23,450||$23.18||$48,210|
|Printing and Related Support Activities||17,960||$19.68||$40,940|
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services||8,700||$26.51||$55,150|
*Statistics reported in May 2009
The B.S. degree in Web and Interactive Media is a transfer-friendly program. Students seeking entrance through transfer should strive to take courses at their respective institutions that provide competency in the following areas:
- Web technologies
- Digital photography
- Audio/video production
- Digital media editing
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
It is recommended that students purchase a laptop computer (preferably a Macintosh) to provide a personalized learning platform as they develop and practice their skills outside of class . Other related equipment and software may be required. Specifications
Clubs & Activities
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Web and Interactive Media Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.