Profiles of Interactive Design Programs & Schools

Degrees Offered: BS Digital Media, Major in Digital Art, Digital Marketing or Post-Production; AAS Game + Interactive Media, Film + Broadcast, Animation + VFX, Design + Viscom, Digital Media, and Recording Arts

Tuition Information:  $25,990 for the 2016-2016 school year.

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Do you remember a decade ago, when there was a painting software monopoly? When there were only one or two really good programs to choose from and no competition at all? It sure is nice being a digital artist today, with tons of new software options flooding the market. With so many to choose from now, which are the best of the newcomers though? There’s plenty names to debate, but Krita’s incredible power and impressive speed is quickly making it my favorite new 2D art software. The fact that it’s free and open source only make it even more exciting!

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Alverno College

Degrees Offered:  B. A. Interactive Media Design

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate $21,576 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.  Tuition does not include fees of $550 per year.

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University of Washington

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Design (B. D.) Interaction Design, Visual Communication Design; Master of Design (M. Des.) Interaction Design, Visual Communication Design; Ph. D. Digital Arts and Experimental Media

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $10,740, nonresidents $27,561; graduate residents $11,709, nonresidents $24,069 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.  Tuition does not include undergraduate resident fees of $1,623, undergraduate nonresident fees of $2,355, graduate resident fees of $1,191 or graduate nonresident fees of $1,701 per year.

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Champlain College

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Creative Media with Specialization in Game Media, Interaction Design, B. F. A. Graphic Design and Digital Media, B. S. Game Art and Animation, Game Design; M. F. A. Emergent Media

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate $29,765, graduate $23,256 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.

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Commercial enterprises in the state of Wyoming currently issue a fast-growing economic need for business-related mobile applications.  Apps are used for every conceivable digital purpose.  There's even a mood app that allows users to create their own visual patterns and uniquely random melodies.  Due to a globally viral demand, Wyoming tech professionals by the score are lately landing lucrative local gigs as mobile app developers.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin

The city of Green Bay, Wisconsin is lately inundated with opportunities for tech professionals seeking local employment as mobile app developers.  Apps are used for coordinating travel arrangements, playing video games, sending photos, scanning interactive maps and innumerable other assorted purposes.  There's even an app that recommends not only flirtatious pick-up lines, but clever replies to the humiliating rejections that are sure to follow.  Green Bay businesses currently issue a continuous economic demand for skilled tech professionals in the field of mobile app design.

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Mobile apps are used for sending messages, altering photos, tracking progress, making friends and many million more assorted purposes.  There's even an app that issues gift ideas for every occasion, based on personal info supplied by the user.  Wisconsin businesses currently maintain a vigorous economic demand for experienced app developers.

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 West Virginia

Lately, corporations in the state of West Virginia maintain an intense, ongoing demand for fresh new mobile app designs.  Apps are used for watching movies, betting at online casinos, calculating auto depreciation and many million more unrelated digital functions.  West Virginia tech professionals currently enjoy a sharp increase in employment opportunities for local app developers.

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Tacoma, Washington

The city of Tacoma, Washington features a thriving commercial economy with many businesses in need of mobile apps.  Apps are used for finding friends, playing music, drawing diagrams, comparing costs and just about every other function you can imagine.  There's even a conversation starter app featuring intriguing, provocative remarks designed to avoid those unwelcome moments of awkward silence.  Already, Tacoma tech professionals by the thousands have landed lucrative local gigs as mobile app developers.

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