Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Our Bachelor of Science in Media and Instructional Technology degree prepares you for an exciting career in developing websites, designing interactive multimedia corporate training programs, producing training videos, and creating 3D animations. We offer a practical comprehensive curriculum that is flexible to meet student's individual career goals. A strong emphasis is on technical skills in the innovative use of computers and multimedia as well as on teamwork skills necessary to manage people and projects.
IDT Bachelor of Science Degree in Media and Instructional Technology
The revised Bachelor of Science degree in Media and Instructional Technology consists of a unified major that combines the areas of multimedia and Web-based development; instructional animation, games, and simulation; and corporate and organizational training. Students follow a diverse core that prepares them for employment in a wide range of positions in the field of media production and instructional technology.
The curriculum contains a range of core courses that set down a foundation in designing advanced technology applications and media. Each student is allowed the flexibility to further his or her career objectives and special interests by choosing a variety of directed elective courses. There is also an excellent student-to-teacher ratio, and students will have many chances to interact with their instructors as they progress through the program. The program is focused around hands-on experiences. Career preparation is provided through the development of projects, personal portfolios, and resumes. The Senior Portfolio and Resume Preparation course helps students search for jobs and develop their job interviewing skills. Currently, job placement is high in the field. The occupation of Instructional Designer has been listed by CNNMoney as one of the "Top 100 Jobs in America."
It is also possible to continue on and earn a post-baccalaureate certificate or a master's degree in IDT as well, with most of the graduate degree classes offered online. There are also graduate weekend courses that focus on advanced production skills and instructional design. The master's degree can be completed entirely online.
IDT Minor Programs
Minors in web design, digital media, and photographic media are also offered to complement majors in related fields.