Web Design & Interactive Media

Our Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media program can provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to act on your creative ideas to design and deliver engaging interactive experiences.

Enhance your Web Design & Interactive Media skills

In this program, you can:

  • Learn how to integrate a variety of elements to create compelling interactive content
  • See how using professional-grade technology can make your work stand out
  • Start by focusing on drawing, digital image manipulation, multimedia systems, scriptwriting, sound, video, and animation before moving to more complex topics like interactive information design and web development
  • Build a portfolio to showcase your skills and share with potential employers
  • Receive one-on-one support from instructors with industry experience and knowledge

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you could pursue entry-level roles in communications departments, web development firms, interactive media companies, and more—including these positions:

  • Digital Media Producer
  • Webmaster
  • Website Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Project Coordinator

Our Career Services team can support you in preparing for and finding the career opportunity that’s right for you.

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The Art Institute student portfolios

Our students, alumni, and faculty are invited to join The Art Institute Portfolio Gallery — an exclusive network — to gain broader exposure for your work, connect with fellow students and alumni, and make it easier for potential clients, recruiters, and creative enthusiasts to find your work.

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Course listing

The courses in the Bachelor’s in Web Design & Interactive Media are designed to prepare you to pursue a career in your chosen field. All of our courses are built to engage and challenge you through text, video, animation, chat, and more, while also helping you learn relevant industry knowledge and skills.

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Faculty overview

The faculty members at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division are devoted to empowering you for your future career. Their guidance and mentorship can help you to focus your creative energy and vision toward the skills that matter most in your field—and, as an online student, you’ll be in constant contact with your instructors via email, video, phone, and even chat.

Jenna Setticasi

Mrs. Setticasi received a Bachelor of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in Computer Information Systems. She also received a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. At the Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division, Mrs. Setticasi serves on the curriculum committee and tutors students in the help forum in addition to teaching. Before joining the Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division, she taught for National American University and the University of Phoenix. She has also worked as a Web developer, utilizing technologies such as PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and HTML/CSS.

Erikk Ross

Mr. Ross graduated from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale with a Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from American Intercontinential University. He has worked for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division for more than six years and joined the fulltime faculty in 2009. Erikk has been a developer for over a decade and has worked as an software engineer and program manager in the private and public sectors. Erikk utilizes a highly interactive and hands-on approach in his classes. Erikk’s students benefit from video tutorials, as well as real-world insight and resources.

Katherine Humphreys

Katherine Humphreys lives with her husband Joe, and twin toddlers Charles and Frances, in Tierra Verde, Florida.

Her experience includes working as a visual journalist, multimedia art director, game producer, graphic artist and animator for such clients as Quark, 3M, Nabisco, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, and Acme Filmworks. Her work has received honors, including the Children’s Software Review award and an ADDY Award for Illustration. She also provided post-production work on the Academy Award-nominated short, “More.”

When not working on a digital project, she pursues fine art interests such as painting, mosaics, and drawing. Katherine has exhibited in various galleries including The Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s Annual Faculty Show.

Katherine has a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Web Design & Interactive Media degree requirements

As a prerequisite for admission to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division, students must be a high school graduate with a minimum, cumulative, final high school CGPA of 2.0 or higher, or hold a General Education Development GED Certificate, or associate's degree or higher.

Online orientation

Before you start your first course, you’re encouraged to complete an online orientation that introduces you to different features of the online classroom and prepares you for your role as an active learner in our online classes.

Classroom demo

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Software requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional (Version 10 or higher)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (Version 10 or higher)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign and Fireworks) (Version CS6 or higher)
  • Adobe Flash (Version 10.0 or higher)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro (Version CS6 or higher)
  • Apple QuickTime Prop (Version 7 or higher)
  • Audacity 2.0.3
  • Autodesk 3ds Max (Version 2010 or higher)
  • Microsoft Office Professional (Version 2010 or higher) or Microsoft Office University 365
  • Norton Antivirus Version 10.2 or higher
  • QuickTime Compatible Video Editing Software (Recommended: Adobe Premiere Elements or Apple iMovie)
  • Windows Media Player (Version 12.0 or higher)

Minimum technology requirements

  • PC: Users should have systems with the following specifications: Intel Core®2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor with 64-bit support, Windows 7 Professional with SP 1 (64-bit), 4 GB RAM, 40 GB available hard disk space recommended, 1280x900 display with 16-bit color, 512 MB VRAM, OpenGL 2.0–capable system, Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft WDM//MME and Direct3D 10 technology, Direct3D 9, or OpenGL-capable graphics card.
  • Mac: Users should have systems with the following specifications: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support, *Mac OS X v10.7, 4 GB RAM, 30 GB available hard disk space recommended, 1280x800 display (1280x1024 recommended) with 16-bit color, 256 MB VRAM, and OpenGL 2.0–capable system.
    *Mac users must have a minimum of OS 10.7 in order to run Adobe Creative Cloud.

Web browser requirements

Windows Users: The two latest releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.

Hardware requirements

  • Color Inkjet Printer
  • Color Flatbed Scanner
  • Digital Camera
  • Mouse

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