Web and Interactive Media
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

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.

Program Specs

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Web and Interactive Media
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About the curriculum

Classes

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.

 

After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for web developers was $63,160 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,320.The top 10 percent earned more than $110,350.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer Systems Design and Related Services26,350$33.50$69,680
Other Information Services6,580$33.52$69,720
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services5,820$31.59$65,710
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services5,540$32.19$66,960
Management of Companies and Enterprises5,450$35.66$74,180

Statistics reported in May 2013

Performance Standards

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Transfer Procedures

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
  • Typography
  • Art/design
  • Digital photography
  • Audio/video production
  • Digital media editing

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

View transfer agreements with other colleges.

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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

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store and Penn State Computer Store

Clubs & Activities

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

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Web and Interactive Media Advisory Committee

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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.

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