Interactive Media students are world-changers – and this starts while they are in the program. In January, all students enroll in the class Interactive Project for the Public Good. Working in small, cross-functional teams, they put their new design and production skills to work to support the work of non-profit organizations. This immersive and authentic work experience ensures every student will gain competencies in collaborative work within diverse teams, project management, and communication with diverse stakeholders.

  • The 2022 Interactive Media Project for the Public Good class is required for all MA students, including low-residency, and is scheduled for January 2022.
  • The client location and on-site work typically require international travel for 7-10 days, and teams may leave as early as January 2.
  • Flight, baggage fees, and housing are included in tuition. If international travel is not logistically feasible, teams will work with regional clients. Students will receive a tuition refund for avoided direct travel costs.

Previous classes have worked with clients in many locations, including:

  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Recent Public Good Projects

Screenshot of the Arte de la Finca website

Arte de la Finca

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One of our two groups that traveled to Cuba created an interactive storytelling site for a farm in Cuba called La Finca Coincidencia. On this farm, ceramic art and sustainable farming practices coexist. The project includes photos and videos that capture the life and mission of Héctor Correa and his family as they live and work on their farm.

Screenshot of the Bermuda Heart Foundation website

Bermuda Heart Foundation

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Team Bermuda worked with the Bermuda Heart Foundation to rebrand, redesign and further their mission of promoting heart-healthy lifestyles.

Screenshot of the Medpal CNN website

Medpal CNN

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Team Ecuador

Screenshot of the Proyectos Tecnovo website

Proyectos Tecnovo

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Team Colombia

Screenshot of the Afro-Atenas Project website

The Afro-Atenas Project

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The Afro-Atenas project team worked throughout the city and Province of Matanzas to meet with prominent figures in the Afro-Cuban religion and culture. Their interactive site takes you through the history of the Afro-Cuban religion through dance, art, and tradition.

Screenshot of the Visionary Heart website

Visionary Heart

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Team Cuba