To students who are concerned about taking online classes, a note from the Chair of
the Art, Media & Design Department, Gene Burleson:
As Faculty in the Art, Media & Design Department, we know this stay-at-home period
can be challenging at times. Many students need the traditional in-class instruction
that our Faculty provide under normal circumstances. Since our current situation has
required us to move all classes online for a period of time, please don't be afraid
of taking an online class. Our Faculty has been teaching online classes for many years
and can help you, direct you, assist you with assignment questions or issues you may
have, it's just not face-to-face. We want to work with you to keep you moving forward
to help you graduate on time with all the knowledge you need to be successful. Go
ahead, sign up for Summer Semester classes and let us work with you, keep you on track,
you'll be surprised at how successful you can be in an online class, it is fun!
Interactive media provides new and exciting frontiers for artistic exploration, expression
and communication. Images, both moving and static, text and audio can be brought together
to provide an experience that is different from any other medium. The quality that
distinguishes 'digital' publishing from traditional linear forms is 'interactivity'.
Program content need no longer be constrained. An individual can now be an active
participant in a program in ways that determine and alter the course of events.
Interactive media has many practical applications including educational and self-paced
learning projects on a CD, installations such as displays and information kiosks,
the design of web sites, computer games and simulations, through to interactive art
and DVD development.