Academics

Media and Instructional Technology

The 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.  The program is focused around hands-on experiences.  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."

The Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) department seeks to develop the ability to apply and achieve training and instructional goals in a wide variety of instructional settings, including corporate, higher education, and numerous other settings. Students will accomplish these objectives by learning to design, develop, and evaluate effective, efficient, and appealing instruction, instructional materials, and informational resources. 

Possible Careers

  • Web Content Manager
  • Flash Developer
  • Training SpecialistWeb Designer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Project Leader/Manager
  • Online Course Developer
  • Multimedia Content Designer
  • Instructional Game Designer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Training Project Coordinator
  • VideographerInstructional Developer
  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • eLearning Coordinator

Instructional Games and Simulations

Why Choose Instructional Design and Technology at WIU?

" The IDT program at WIU is fantastic. Since my freshman year, I have grown from knowing next to nothing about the principles of instructional design and applicable technologies to having having a very elaborate and practical knowledge on the subject matter. The professors are highly experienced and provide genuine insight and care in their teaching.  Moreover, I find my the knowledge gained from the program to be useful in both the corporate and educational settings.  I could have not chosen a better program!"  - Carlo Daniels

At A Glance

  • Degrees Available: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science
  • Minor Available? Yes
  • Graduate Degree Available? Yes
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities: GradTrac, Honors, Graduate Studies, Post-Baccaulaureate Certificate

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