Art & Design

Interactive Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Envision the next era of digital design.

Robots haven’t dominated the planet. Yet. Which means behind every experience with technology, there’s a designer who envisioned every detail.

Here, you’ll discover that even the simplest interactions require deep research. You’ll probe user behavior, design, and systems thinking. You’ll draw from these to execute digital projects, including apps, games, and websites. You’ll ensure technology remains human by creating experiences that help people connect—to information, services, and each other.

It all begins by learning how to speak the language of design. Starting your first year, immerse in a professional studio environment. Explore the skills, processes, and methods that serve as a foundation for all design work. Build thinking and making habits that result in thoughtful design concepts and solutions.

With this groundwork in place, take a user-centered approach to design. Solve complex challenges that affect real people. Taking creative, technical, psychological, and business factors into consideration, discover what makes user interfaces successful in digital and physical spaces. Then, learn how to research, prototype, test, and refine your vision to ensure that it engages, excites, and creates a meaningful impact on your audience.

Throughout the program, apply your skills to real-world internship experiences in Greater Boston. Develop a strong portfolio that shows off your knowledge of visual thinking, interactive design, and industry tools and technologies. Graduate prepared for a career designing digital interactions that serve people and a greater purpose.

Interactive Design
Rafael Rodrigues ’16
Rafael Rodrigues is a Design graduate from the College of Art and Design and has been working extensively in the User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) industry in the Boston area for several years. His professional experience has spanned print and web design, and most recently software design. Rafael works at GrabCAD based here in Cambridge, and also the United Kingdom and Estonia.
The app that changes how people interact with the world. Design it.
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Faculty

Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Interactive Design
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Department Fee
    $500
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Department Fee
    $500
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017–2018 academic year.
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