The University of Maine at Farmington Interactive Media program combines the conceptual and visual strengths of an education in Art with the skills needed to work with database systems, networking and computer languages that UMF’s Computer Science program provides.
Small class sizes and well-equipped computer labs give students access to the resources they need to develop a strong body of work for graduation and future employment.
Classes in the Interactive Media program provide conceptual, problem solving, and visual skills that can be applied to any visual media. We believe that form and function cannot be separated, and that in order to understand how to make something visually, students must first be able to construct meaning visually.
Our Computer Science program features classes in web development, database systems, networking, computer languages, algorithm design and analysis, and computer graphics, among others. Students take on increasingly challenging projects throughout their coursework, ranging from traditional to cutting edge technologies.
Interactive Media offers a choice of an Art or a Computer Science concentration. Both of these concentrations offer direct, hands-on experience seated in a rich liberal arts environment that combines the discovery of new perspectives with the acquisition of core knowledge and transferable skills, thus empowering students to be successful in a rapidly changing world.
Graduates are prepared for careers as interactive media artists and developers as well as for graduate studies.
Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies – Interactive Media
What Courses Might You Take?
Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student – in every major – will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to this program, such as:ART 234A Interactive Web Media
ART 244A Creative Imaging
ART 320A Contemporary Art Practice and Theory
COS 120 Internet Computing
COS 142 Data Structures
COS 355 Computer Graphics
Note: This program qualifies for a tuition discount of nearly $4,900 for residents of NH, RI and VT through the New England Regional Student Program.