[[en]]The architectural design major is a combination of art, science, math and business. Architectural design students need to have passion for designing terrain and architecture, and also they need to have the skill in analysis, planning and communication. In this major the students will learn professional softwares, and the ability to implement the architecture rationally with limited budget.
[[en]]Digital media art is commonly used in animation, game and film industries. There are a variety of positions in the industries, like concept artist, 3d modeler, animators.
[[en]]Concept artists are the important roles that are responsible for the styles and looks of movies, animations, or games. They need to draw characters, environment and\or props according to the game ideas, thus creativity, imagination, solid art foundation, and knowledge in different aspects are the crucial abilities of the concept artists. They also need to be a teamplayer, since their sketches are used to help 3D artists, animators, producers, programmers and publishers understand how the game will look.
[[en]]3D modelers need to create assets according to the concepts accurately, so it is really important to capture the structure of one moving being or object. Modeler to learn softwares like Maya, Blender, Zbrush for modeling,and Substance Painter, 3D Coat or Photoshop for texturing.
[[zh]]3D 建模师需要将原画创造的人物、环境、道具等用3d的形式精确地还原出来。因此对于人物动物或机械等等的结构理解是必要的。建模师除了会使用Maya, Blender以及Zbrush等软件来制作模型，还需要用Substance Painter等软件进行模型上色。
[[en]]Animators need to have a keen eye for the surroundings and capture their movement. They also need to have strong art skills and aesthetic, and passion and patience. Animation programs will introduce the pipeline of the animation industry. There is quite a difference between 2d animation and 3d, like the softwares used in the two are completely different. 2d animations are mostly hand drawn, while 3d needs to create a model for manipulation.
[[en]]Illustrations are commonly seen in printed and digital products, likebooks, newspapers, cards, posters and advertisements. An illustrator needs to create inspiring illustrations with different material that can convey messages to the audience. As an illustration major student, you need to have aesthetic, creativity, comprehension and communication, and keep thinking critically about the world and our society.
[[en]]Visual Art Major will allow students to get in touch with different aspects of art, like painting, photography, ceramics, sculptures, architecture, interior design, printing, graphic design. Graduating from this program students can work as artist, art instructor, gallery/museum guide, photographer, architect, interior designer, & etc. Qualities like artistic aesthetic, artistic skills, knowledge of different artistic material and art culture is required for this program.
[[en]]Interior designers design beautiful, comfortable, safe, functional, rational interior spaces. Measurement, placement, colors, lighting, and materials all need to be considered. Interior design students need to have the ability in creativity, aesthetic, time management, responsibility, an eye for noticing problems, and follow the universal accessibility standards.
[[en]]In NA, Interactive Art generally refers to working through technology to create art. There are two main branches to this area of study, interactive fine arts and user experience (UX).
[[en]]Students pursuing interactive fine arts learn to use programming to create responsive artworks. This sometimes means the artwork responds differently depending on the viewer's inputs and sometimes means a program will use an algorithm to generate the artwork. Interactive art is different from digital art because digital artists focus on using software to make art, but interactive artists make both the art and software through programming.
[[zh]]互动美术是指用电脑编程来创建会对互动有反应的艺术作品，所以互动美术和 digital art 也少有差异，digital art 会使用软件来制作数字艺术作品，而互动美术不但包括制作艺术作品而且也包括作品背后的程序。
[[en]] On the UX design side, students learn to design and refine the interactions within an artificial system like websites or apps. Students learning UX generally learn less programming but are expected to learn more about the psychology of interactions behaviours, often referred to as Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Over the past decade, more company are looking for UX specialists to develop more user-friendly software.
[[zh]] 另一方面，用户体验（UX）设计是指使用软件来设计和完善人工系统（如网站或 app）中的交互。相比之下，UX 并不需要太了编程，但需要了解更多有关交互行为的心理学方面的知识，通常被称为人机交互（HCI）。近几年北美对 UX 设计师的需求在逐渐增长，许多公司正在聘请UX设计人员来开发更加人性化的软件。