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.

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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

Career Opportunities

Positions in Web and multimedia development include website design and development, social media marketing, instructional technologies, mobile development, app development, and digital publishing.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for web developers was $66,130 in May 2016. The top 10 percent earned more than $119,550.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer Systems Design and Related Services27,870$35.04$72,890
Other Information Services9,040$36.99$76,940
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services6,830$35.82$74,510
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services6,820$33.67$70,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises6,370$38.99$81,090

Statistics reported in May 2016

Performance Standards

Students must maintain a 'C' or greater in all BIM/BWM courses. The Web and Interactive Media major uses an A, B, C, and F grading scale in all BIM/BWM courses.  Students should work closely with their advisers and with the program faculty to ensure that they are meeting all criteria for satisfactory progress in the program.

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

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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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 & Interactive Media Advisory Committee

  • Mr. James Carpenter, Director of Technology, MoJo Active Inc.
  • Ms. Elizabeth Greenaway, Marketing and Communications Strategist, Mojo Active, Inc.
  • Mr. John Parsons, Special Projects Manager/Database Analyst, Associated Press
  • Mr. David Steele, Partner, Intrada Technologies, Inc.
  • Mr. Joseph Tertel, Jr., Manager, eCommerce and Email Marketing, Rite Aid

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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