Digital Art / Game Design Interactive Media

Overview

Digital Art is an evolving field for artists who use the computer as the primary medium for exploring, creating, and distributing their works of art. The Digital Art major at Northeastern University comprises the three principle technologies of dynamic and static image generation – photography, animation and video. Students have the option of either focusing on one of these areas or creating their own path by exploring courses from all the areas. An intensive studio-based program, the curriculum provides students with knowledge in the efficacy of digital media in conjunction with critical theory. Extensive computer facilities enable students to become highly proficient in the leading-edge skills necessary to produce their work.

Game Design and Interactive Media are a combined major called the Creative Industries Program. Balanced between academics and experience, creativity and logic, individual expression and team process, the Creative Industries Program prepares students to integrate creative content with technology in a wide variety of venues and projects.

Job Titles

Advertising Artist News Editor
Animator On-line Editor
Commercial/Industrial Engineer Prepress Technicians
Computer Graphic Artist Product Designer
Desktop Publisher Product Developer Engineer
Drafter Sound Technician Fashion Designer
Video Editor Film Maker/Editor
Videographer Game Designer/Tester
Video Technician Illustrator
Website Developer Mobile Applications Designer

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.

Employers

Advertising Firms Medical Imaging Companies
Apparel/Textile Manufacturers Movie Production Firms
Art Publications Newspapers
Design Firms Photography Studios
Film Companies Printing Companies
Freelance Production Studios
Game Design Companies Publishing Companies
Greeting Card Companies School/Universities
Hospitals Television/Radio Shows
Interior Design Firms Theater Companies

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Advertising Intern
  • Graphic Design Intern
  • Technology Intern – Eduventures Inc.

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Careers

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Career & Job Websites

Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click here.

*For additional student activities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: