Interactive Media & Worldwide Web

Interactive Media & Worldwide Web
    Overview

    As technology continues to rapidly expand and be integrated into our daily lives, critical thinkers and creative makers play a vital role now and in the future. When you major in Interactive Multimedia, you will learn a spectrum of digital design in the interdisciplinary environment. You will be ready to excel not only in creative fields but also in business and other non-arts and design-related territories. Our resources including state-of-the-art facilities, performance studios, extensive equipment, gallery, College library and Media Center will foster and showcase your imagination.

    Please review the recommended sequence of courses.

    As technology continues to rapidly expand and be integrated into our daily lives, critical thinkers and creative makers play a vital role now and in the future. When you major in Interactive Multimedia, you will learn a spectrum of digital design in the interdisciplinary environment. You will be ready to excel not only in creative fields but also in business and other non-arts and design-related territories. Our resources including state-of-the-art facilities, performance studios, extensive equipment, gallery, College library and Media Center will foster and showcase your imagination.

    Please review the recommended sequence of courses.

    You could be …

    An interaction designer: Median pay $79,767 per year. Interaction designers develop web-based platforms, including smartphone apps that companies use to interact with and engage consumers.

    An interactive media specialist: Median pay $79,767 per year. Interaction designers develop web-based platforms, including smartphone apps that companies use to interact with and engage consumers.

    An interactive media specialist: Median pay $44,386 per year. Using digital technologies, interactive media specialists plan, execute and measure the results of a company's digital marketing initiatives.

    A visual effects artist: Median pay $78,471 per year. Visual effects artists create in-game effects or post-production effects for movies, games, TV shows and commercials.

    A web developer: Median pay $66,130 per year. Web developers design and create websites and are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity.

    A user experience (UX) designer: Median pay $72,338 per year. UX designers create designs for end users that are attractive and functional. It’s all about solving problems and creating efficiency.

    (Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)

    Interactive Multimedia & Worldwide Web

    Division

    Creative Arts and Technology

    Program Type

    Major

    Additional Information

    Many courses have prerequisites which are listed in the course description. Please be sure that necessary prerequisites have been taken before enrolling in any course.

    Interactive Multimedia & Worldwide Web Recommended Series of Courses

    NOTE: AT BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE EACH COURSE UNIT IS EQUIVALENT TO 4 CREDITS, .5 COURSE UNIT IS EQUIVALENT TO 2 CREDITS.

    *TWO OF THE ELECTIVES ABOVE MUST BE CAT COURSE UNITS AT THE 100 LEVEL OR HIGHER

    TWO (2) WRITING INTENSIVE COURSES REQUIRED

    FOUR (4) GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE UNITS MUST BE NUMBERED 200 OR HIGHER.

    REMINDER: WRT 102 = 2CUS, WRT 105 = 1.5 CUS, WRT 108 = 1.5 CUS. STUDENTS COMPLETING ANY OF THESE COURSES WILL COMPLETE FEWER ELECTIVES. FOR EXAMPLE, IF STUDENTS COMPLETE WRT 102 AND WRT 108 ONLY 1.5 CUS WORTH OF ELECTIVES ARE REQUIRED INSTEAD OF 3CUS

    yuichiro nishizawa
    yuichiro nishizawa
    Coordinator of Interactive Multimedia, Division Chair, Interim Coordinator of Expanded Media, Interim Coordinator of Graphic Design, Professor
    Year Joined: 2006
    • M.F.A.
      School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • B.F.A.
      Rhode Island School of Design
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1555
    Office: Center for Technology and Creativity, Room 102
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    yuichiro nishizawa

    yuichiro nishizawa is an associate professor and the chair of the Division of Creative Arts & Technology.

    Professor nishizawa attended Rhode Island School of Design (BFA in Film/Animation/Video) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and MFA in Art and Technology). He has completed a Certificate in Design Leadership for Business at Parson School of Design - The New School, and a Certificate in Effective College Instruction: Promoting Active Learning Online, and a Certificate in Effective Instruction from ACUE (Association of College and University Educators).

    Working with the diverse population of students and like-minded peers at Bloomfield College fuels nishizawa. He regards his position as a privilege. He is “committed to the practice of knowledge as trans-disciplinary, teaching/learning as non-hierarchical, experiential and collaborative, and education as critical reflection, liberation, and social action.”

    He has enjoyed teaching regularly the following classes:

    • Design Thinking & Practice
    • Interaction & Interface: Introduction to Physical Computing
    • Process && Interaction: An Introduction
    • Japanese Culture & Language
    • CAT Foundation Studio

    nishizawa, born in Tokyo, is interested in the complexity of the technological influences on and beyond everyday experience. He employs a wide array of media and methods in his work and inquiry. His hope is to provide an experience that brings the viewer to questions, furthers their own spirit of inquiry, engages their curiosity, and prompts them to imagine. His innate interest in function and form, conjoined with his investigation, has also led him to pursue furniture design and fabrication.

    Subject(s): Expanded Media, Graphic Design, Interactive Multimedia & Worldwide Web
    Academic Committee(s): Tenure & Advancement

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