Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies – Interactive Media
The UMF Interactive Media degree 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 the 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.
Graduates are prepared for careers as interactive media artists and developers as well as for graduate studies.
The Art program at UMF is content driven, teaching the techniques of art making as they are applied to complex stories, concepts and forms. Art 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.
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: