Interactive Media – Evening
Major and Minor
Using technology to communicate
Technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, within groups and in society as a whole. And it will only continue to evolve. Simpson is one of only two schools in the state of Iowa to offer this major, focused on how to combine graphic art, multi-media communication and computer programming to create interactive media to communicate with an audience.
What will I learn?
Interactive Media is an interdepartmental program with the Department of Multimedia Communication, the Department of Graphic Design and the Department of Computer Science. When you graduate, you will have created digital media applications that are aesthetically pleasing, communicate the intended message, react to user input, store, retrieve and process information.
This course introduces computer programming, emphasizing algorithm design and implementation using conditionals, loops, functions, recursion, and object-oriented programming. The course is taught in Python. Prerequisite: one of the following: MATH 105/105T Quantitative Reasoning, Math ACT of 22 or higher, or Math SAT of 530 or higher. (QUANT). 4 credits
This path is part of Simpson College's convenient and flexible evening program, which enables you to complete four to eight credits every eight weeks.
By attending class just one to two nights a week, you may earn an average of 30 credits in one year and complete your bachelor's degree in four years. You can go as fast or as slow as your schedule and learning style requires: Study one night a week, two nights a week or even faster.
Classes are available online and in the evening at the Simpson College West Des Moines Campus.
A major for the modern era
An interactive media degree will equip you to understand the fundamentals of web design and communications. The variety of courses will make you a well-rounded student with a strong liberal arts education. A very marketable combination.
Find Your Success
We're committed to making sure our undergraduate programs are accessible and affordable for all students.
Students in this program are eligible for federal financial aid, and we allow an interest-free grace period for students receiving employer reimbursement.
We accept transfer credits from other accredited institutions. Transcripts are evaluated to determine how many credits will transfer, as well as how a student’s former coursework meets Simpson’s degree requirements.
Take Advantage of Every Opportunity
Save up to $9,000 on tuition
We value the work you've already done and think it should count toward your degree. If you’re at least 25 years of age and classified as a freshman or sophomore at Simpson, you can submit a Life Experience Portfolio during the admissions process. The LEP can earn up to 24 credits free of charge.
Employer Reimbursement Cuts Interest Costs
Many employers reimburse their employees’ tuition after a class has been completed, and we offer the chance to delay payment until 45 days after the term ends. You won’t have to pay until after the course ends.
We're transfer friendly
During the application process, you'll submit transcripts of previous undergraduate work from other accredited institutions if applicable. Transcripts are then evaluated to determine how many credits will transfer, as well as how your former coursework meets Simpson’s degree requirements.