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Interactive and Game Design

Interactive design has the ability to connect users with the digital world — including web, mobile, and gaming environments.

Incorporating the artistic and technical aspects of interactive media prepare you to work anywhere innovative thinking is required — from game development to marketing agencies.

Design Your Future

Playful and interactive experiences make up the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry. Combining artistic practice and expression with new media technology prepares you to work in this $18 billion industry.

Top Reasons to choose Interactive and Game Design at florida southern college

Design Your Future

Playful and interactive experiences make up the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry. Combining artistic practice and expression with new media technology prepares you to work in this $18 billion industry.

Build a Foundation

Students often engage in the study of drawing, literature, art history, and acting, allowing them to bring greater understanding to their work.

Become a Better Designer

Good designers understand user needs. Courses in Usability and Media Analytics will provide insight into user behavior and help you to understand the metrics that inform good design decisions.

Put Your Skills to the Test

Apply the theory you’ve learned through a semester-long senior project. Create a game, an art installation, or interactive story.

Explore the Virtual Reality

In Art 4320 Simulation and Cinematic VR, you’ll explore topics involved in the transition from linear cinematic film to immersive cinematic Virtual Reality experience, such as conceptualization, design, and formation within 360 simulated experiences.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • BFA
  • Minor

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Additional Admission Requirements for Interactive Design

Talent-based scholarships for students intending to pursue an Interactive and Game Design degree are available through the submission of a portfolio for review. Portfolios are only required for scholarship consideration.

Portfolio Requirements

In order to be considered for an arts-based scholarship as an Interactive and Game Design (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts) major at Florida Southern College you must submit a portfolio for review.


We prefer that you upload images of your best work to a folder on Google Drive or Dropbox and share the link in this registration form. Please do not send physical artwork in the mail.


If you would like to set up a virtual portfolio review, one or more of our professors would be happy to go through your portfolio with you.

 You should select fifteen to twenty of your best creative works to submit. We suggest that you include in your portfolio works from the general categories and from as many of the subcategories as possible:



General
  • Digital Media
  • Modeling/Value Drawing
  • Perspective
  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Interactive / Game Elements
  • Prototype or wireframe samples
  • 3-D models
  • Motion graphics
  • Character design or concept work
  • Game development narratives
  • Creative coding examples
  • Stop motion samples




Although our portfolio requirements are prescriptive, rather than creating new or additional work to fill in specific categories, we encourage you to send images from your existing work that matches our requests as best you can. We like to see variety and quality.

Deadline for portfolios is March 15.

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Interactive and Game Design Program Contact

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Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

William Allen, MFA

Associate Professor of Digital Media
863.680.4979

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