Web and Multimedia Environments | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Web and Multimedia Environments

Shape the Future of Digital

Explore and experiment with emerging technologies in media arts in combination with traditional practices. In the MCAD Web and Multimedia Environments major, students investigate four central topics from various vantage points—the network, multimedia, interactivity, and generative practices. From galleries to stadiums, practitioners design for virtual environments and digitally interactive platforms to engage participating audiences.

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Hear about the student experience

As a Web and Multimedia Environments Major, you will:

  • Learn how to code, develop applications, design websites, and more in new and inventive ways.
  • Gain foundational skills in a variety of creative media, including the internet and screen-based installations.
  • Explore the role of interactivity in digital programs.
  • Create projects in a multitude of mediums with aesthetic and intellectual significance.
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge for a professional career in your chosen field.

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Class Highlights

This Bachelor of Fine Arts program emphasizes a collaborative process of working on teams with students from all MCAD majors. Required classes include: 

  • Web and Screen
  • Graphic Design
  • Coding Concepts
  • Sound

After MCAD

There are many paths to explore with a degree in Web and Multimedia Environments. Potential careers include:

  • Game Developer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • 3D Modeler
  • Broadcast Designer

See what web and multimedia students are making

“Don't be shy to really lean into what you WANT to do and make it work with what you HAVE to do. I had a lot of fun merging my interactive work into my typography homework and I think it was pretty engaging and inspirational for the other designers in the class as well.” –Alex Carlson ’16, Senior UI Engineer for Target