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2013-2014 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Web Development & Interaction Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Chris Garvin \ \ 215.717.6585
Program Director


Increasingly, the web as well as other interactive platforms are becoming the de facto medium for communicating and networking with others, sharing and accessing information and knowledge, doing business, and engaging the world. As the sophistication and complexity of levels of interaction continue to increase, designers need to be educated to design and develop applications, products, services, and systems that create experiences for people to communicate and interact. Students in the web development and interaction design major will focus on the parallel areas of research, design and technology, by creating web, mobile & tablet applications, leveraging content management systems, and harnessing client and server side technologies for the web. User-centered design principles will also be a key focus of this major.

Program Objectives

  • To combine research and studio practice through inquiry and iteration;
  • To adapt to constantly changing technological paradigms by learning how to learn; skills acquisition;
  • To clearly and effectively communicate verbally, visually and written;
  • To synthesize interaction design concepts, processes, and skills in order to design for the user experience

Program Requirements (126 credits)

University Common Curriculum (4.5 Credits)

Additional information available on the University Common Curriculum  page.

CAMD College Core (18 credits)

Required CAMD Core


  • Select 1 course from subjects: IMAG or TIME


  • Select 1 course from subjects: OBJT or ENVI


  • Select 2 courses from subjects: IMAG, TIME, OBJT, or ENVI

CAMD School Core (6 credits)

All CAMD students are required to complete 6 credits of School Core coursework during their first three semesters.  Students are free to select courses from any school or cross-college program.  Refer to the CAMD School Core  page for additional information.

Discipline History (12 Credits)

Liberal Arts Distribution (30 credits)

Humanities Seminar (3 credits)

  • Select 1 course from subject HUMS

Period Interpretation (6 credits)

  • Select 1 course from subject LAPI, level 800 (Select 1 course from subject PIPT)
  • Select 1 course from subject LAPI, level 900 (Select 1 course from subject PITC)

Scientific Inquiry Foundation Track (3 credits)

  • Select 1 course from subject LACR, level 200 (excluding LACR 210) (Select 1 course from subject SIFT)

Liberal Arts Electives (12 credits)

  • Select courses from subjects: LAAH, LALL, LAPR, LASM, or LASS
  • Select courses from subjects:
    • AHST (Art History), HIST (History)
    • ARAB (Arabic), FRCH (French), ITAL (Italian), LITT (Literature)
    • PHIL (Philosophy), RELI (Religion)
    • MATH (Math), SCIE (Science)
    • ANTH (Anthropology), PHIL (Philosophy), PSYC (Psychology), SOCI (Sociology)
    • STCU (Cultural Studies), STDA (Dance Studies), STGS (Gender & Sexuality Studies),
      STMU (Music Studies), STPF (Performance Studies)
  • Select courses from  : Art History or LA Elective.

Electives (16.5 credits)

  • Complete 16.5 credits of free electives. This requirement is satisfied by any undergraduate course that isn’t required by the program.