Interactive Arts and Media

Programs of Study

By learning how to create games, mobile apps, sound designsinteractive media and dynamic interfaces, students in IAM become creative technologists, able to design meaningful experiences in the worlds of entertainment, art, education and industry. 

LIST OF MAJORS

LIST OF MINORS

 

Who are you?

I AM AN ARTIST.

  • Creative maker with an aesthetic eye and an impulse to innovate
  • Visionary thinker
  • Experimental risk-taker
  • Interactive storyteller
  • Multimedia producer
  • Character modeler
  • 3D composer
  • Digital figure drawer
  • Online content creator

Sample Careers

 

Median Salary

Game Art Director

 

$107,206

Interactive Creative Director 

$93,500

3D Model Builder 

$57,500

2D Texture Artist 

$58,500

2D Conceptual Artist

$58,500

3D Character Builder 

$58,500

3D Character Animator 

$58,500

Interactive Art Director 

$77,500

Lead Artist/Tech artist

$60,887

Interactive, New Media or Net Artist 

$45,000

Mobile and Web Designer/Artist 

$45,000

Teaching New Media Artist 

$45,000


Sources: 2012 Game Developer’s Salary Survey and Creative Group 2012 Salary Guide

I AM A DESIGNER.

  • Imaginative with an eye for detail
  • Sensory, perceptive and aware
  • A maestro of multiple screens
  • A conceptual thinker and problem solver
  • Interested in immersion
  • A creator of user experiences
  • Thirsty for knowledge
  • Always in ideation mode
  • Critical analyzer and problem solver
  • Collaborator and team-player

 

    Sample Careers

     

    Median Salary

    Creative Technologist

     

    $77,000

    Game Tester

    $50,000

    Innovation Strategist

    $70,800

    Interactive Creative Director

    $93,500

    Lead Game Designer

    $80,000

    Level Designer

    $57,500

    Social Media Strategist

    $73,000

    Sound Designer for Games

    $77,500

    User Experience Designer (UX)

    $71,750

    User Interface Designer

    $77,500

    User Interface Developer

    $78,500

    Web Analyst

    $73,000

    Web Designer

    $45,000

    Web Developer

    $78,500


    Sources: 2012 Game Developer’s Salary Survey and Creative Group 2012 Salary Guide

I AM A PROGRAMMER.

  • Analytical problem solver
  • Creative coder
  • Builder, developer, inventor
  • Innovative solution finder
  • Early adopter
  • Technologically savvy
  • Systems thinker
  • Self-starter
  • A creative entrepreneur
  • A driver of change
  • Tracking emerging technologies

Sample Careers

 

Median Salary

Mobile Game Developer

 

$78,500

Junior Game Programmer

$55,000

Graphics/Special Effects Programmer

$62,500

Game Programmer 

$93,500

Front end developer

$63,500

.net Developer

$83,000

Mobile application developer

$78,500


Sources: 2012 Game Developer’s Salary Survey and Creative Group 2012 Salary Guide