Interactive Design – Program Features
Project Based Learning
The intensive BFA program consists of 132 credit hours that merges a foundation in formal design theory and history with an industry targeted multifaceted curriculum, and access to exciting technologies.
Students will be immersed in modern technologies such as video, animation, 3-D modeling, mobile devices and Internet in addition to learning popular mediums such as HTML5 and AfterEffects.
Interactive design graduates are sought after professionals. They are employed in all design, advertising, and marketing related industries as well as working in specialized areas such as filmmaking, gaming, information design and eLearning.
Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.
Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.