Combined Major in Interactive Design
As an interactive design major at Merrimack College, you will develop a significant portfolio of interactive projects while learning the best practices for design, marketing, and development.
What is Interactive Design?
Interactive design is the study of design between users and products that best serve the users’ needs and intentions.
You can learn to design and develop effective and useful products that can change peoples’ lives. You will improve your professional skills such as collaboration, writing, oral presentations and project management.
What You’ll Learn
Learn from professors in both the Computer Science department and the Graphic Design program. Our interactive design major provides each student with the perfect intersection of graphic design and computer science.
Interactive design internships will expose you to the professional environment of product design and software development.
As an interactive design major, you will:
- Understand and perform various types of industry-related research
- Write for a broad range of applications
- Develop the capacity to collaborate successfully, both online and in-person
- Motivate yourself and manage interactive projects
- Develop ideas that stand the test of critical analysis
- Deliver effective oral presentations to students, professors and outside clients
- Develop skills in computer programming, UX/UI design, web and mobile application development, software design, and interactive product development
- Brand and market yourself by creating a professional identity and portfolio
- Become proficient in relevant industry software, hardware and social media
- Be accountable, responsible and ethical in your work
What can you do with a major in interactive design? Earning this degree at Merrimack will provide you with the preparation to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. While some students choose to pursue a master’s degree in graphic design or computer science, others will enter the workforce working for private companies.
Employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Potential career paths for interactive design majors upon graduation include:
- Web Designer/Developer
- Mobile Application Developer
- Graphic Designer
- UX/UI Designer
- SFX Artist
- Scientific Graphic Designer
- Commerce Designer