Education Summit

Case Study: Interaction Design Programs in Community Colleges and the New Opportunities They Offer

February 4, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

With the changing landscape in higher education, what is the future of Interaction Design education? What are the challenges of teaching the next generation of interaction designers? Four-year degrees are incredibly expensive. The student demographic is becoming increasingly non-traditional. The field of Interaction Design doesn’t reflect the diversity of our communities. And more!

This case study will delve into these issues as it highlights how degree programs at community colleges can go a long way toward solving them as well as the challenges that programs like this face. We’ll take a close look at the Interaction Design Bachelor of Science degree at Santa Monica College, one of the first baccalaureate degrees approved by the California Community College system and the first Interaction Design Bachelor’s degree in the United States to be offered at a community college.

SVA 136 – Fifth Floor
136 W 21st Street, New York, NY 10011