Interactive gaming design at Harrisburg University hits spotlight

When many think of game design, people picture places like Los Angeles and New York being prime hubs and headquarters of this technologically advanced field.

Yet, interactive game design is being done locally, with Harrisburg University serving as the site.

FOX43’s Drew Anderson hit the scene to get the full scoop on the interactive media.

From gaming to mobile apps to websites, and from entertainment to productivity to instruction, interactive solutions come in all forms. Whatever your passion, a bachelor’s degree with a major in Interactive Media Design from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology can help you harness the technical, artistic, and management aspects of this dynamic career to maximum impact.

The B.S. in Interactive Media at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology includes the concepts of new media, interactivity, interaction design, human computer interaction, digital culture, cyber culture and includes areas such as interactive narrative, videogames, social media, virtual reality, and augmented reality wherein user and machine both take on an active role.  Interactive media is not limited to electronic media, digital media, game design or digital communications.

From needs analysis to deployment, HU’s Interactive Media degree program equips you to deliver interactive solutions throughout the entire development lifecycle of a project. The major exposes you to both the technical and non-technical aspects of interactive development. From mobile, graphic, rich media, web, and interaction design to front-end development, our program combines project management expertise with solid design and technology skills.

Here, you’ll learn what it takes to work with high-performing interactive teams. Our degree program offers hands-on, project-based instruction, and focuses on helping you apply your existing technical skills within high-growth career segments such as training, advertising, and entertainment.

This program also combines media and information technology and platforms, business acumen, and creative expression and prepares students to apply new media theories and practices in a changing digital and media world, combine interactive theory, media production, programming, web design and animation to create multimedia projects and productions, and think innovatively and creatively.

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