The SCAD interactive design and game development program prepares students to pursue areas of game art and design or interactive media forms such as Web design, user experience design and digital installation art. Students work on screen-based productions, as well as presentations in physical spaces.
Interactive design and game development is offered in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah and online via eLearning.
Interactive designInteractive design is an interdisciplinary field that merges the skills of graphic design, experience design and programming. Interactive designers specialize in creating meaningful experiences between the user and digital resources like Web pages, smartphones and social media sites. They enhance the user experience by examining user responses to visual catalysts and narrative-driven interactive environments.
Game developmentSCAD offers a well-rounded education in game development comprised of a variety of skills required by the rapidly evolving game industry. These skills include game design theory and a working understanding of game-play systems and mechanics, 2-D game development for mobile devices and rich media sites, as well as 3-D game authoring with a strong emphasis on visually engaging real-time environments.
Interactive design careers
SCAD offers a professional environment, which includes widely used software programs in design for Web technologies and uniquely created student programmed environments. The interactive design program allows designers to concentrate on strengths of narrative visual designs, programming or digital interface design. Interactive design alumni have been placed at top agencies in advertisement, Web design, television networks and social media campaigns.
Game development careers
The game development concentration offers a professionally structured environment where students work closely with experienced faculty utilizing state-of-the-art hardware and software in a creative and collaborative setting. Game development alumni have been placed at the top mainstream game studios, social media development teams and educational game companies in the world.