Master's Program in Interactive Design to Launch in August
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 [12:23 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College will
begin a graduate program this fall in interactive design. The
36-hour program -- which will cost about $17,000 and take about 22
months to complete -- will be offered almost entirely online.
The master's degree in interactive design will
help working professionals enhance their skills and open
opportunities to students who want to expand their work in the
profession, according to Professor of Art David Meyers, who is program
"The program's goal is to provide students with leading-edge
training, quality graduate education and professional development
in interactive design, new media and technology," Meyers said.
Meyers said students will "cover a lot of the skills needed to
develop new media for smart phones and tablets, as well as web
Meyers said the ideal student will come from the professions of
advertising, communication, graphic design, journalism or
"The program will focus on the aesthetic, human and technical
sides of design," Meyers said. "We want students to understand that
they need to create pieces that don't only look nice and function
well technically but are also grounded in planning, research and
Meyers said the graduate program was designed to take a little
less than two years to complete so that students could "work while
learning." All of the classes will be taught online, and two
one-week residencies at the liberal arts college's A.P. White
Campus in Columbia will be required.
"During each one-week residency, students will interact with one
another in person and give their final presentations to classmates
and faculty," Meyers said. "We also hope to have guest speakers
from the industry to discuss some of the latest trends and
developments in interactive design."
Meyers said that what makes the Lindsey Wilson interactive
design program especially strong is that it is "on the edge."
"A lot of programs are anywhere from three to five years behind
the curve in terms of what the industry needs, but this program is
right on the edge of what's happening in the profession," he
Meyers has more than 25 years of experience as an artist and
"I've always been an enthusiast with digital media," he said.
"Since 1984, when the first Macintosh computer was released, I was
one of the first guys standing in line to get one. So even though I
have a fine arts background, I've always kept one foot in the
digital world as well."
For more information about the Lindsey Wilson master of arts
degree in interactive design, contact Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 270-384-2126 or go to www.lc4d.com.
Click here to listen to an interview about the
program with David Meyers.