Bradley University Department of Interactive Media

About Bradley

Bradley University, a mid-sized private university in Peoria, Illinois, offers more than 185 academic programs throughout its undergraduate and graduate schools. Thanks to the school’s size, students at Bradley are able to be involved in hands-on learning and large research projects that at larger universities would be reserved for graduate students.

At the festival

Monday 10/2110AM – 11AMAcademic Game Show

Bradley University Interactive Media Degree Programs:

Game Design
Game Art
User Experience Design

Our classes are taught entirely by professors (not Graduate Assistants) who present students with industry knowledge, research opportunities, and internship connections. Due to our small class sizes, faculty are always willing to provide additional clarification and assistance to help students gain a better understanding of materials. “My professors regularly check up on me to make sure I am eating, sleeping, and happy,” says one student of the “fantastic mentors” at Bradley.

IM majors blend storytelling with digital tools in art and technology giving  them the technical skills for today’s marketplace, the aesthetical insights of great artists, and the flexibility to adapt as technology evolves. Outside the classroom, they are involved in a variety of organizations that further their academic development and connect them to professional opportunities.

Bradley’s student body is a diverse population who push each other to consider other viewpoints during classroom discussions. over 240 clubs and organizations, there are great networking opportunities and one of the best career centers in the nation.

With so many organizations on campus, students tend to fill their time with “volunteering, going to meetings for different clubs, and hanging out with their Bradley family.” Students rave about the “perfect size” of Bradley, which “feels like a small hometown in the middle of a big city.” It is “large enough to have lots of major programs, extracurriculars, and internship connections,” but not so large where one feels lost in the sea of students. Instead, “you are comfortable to go out of your comfort zone.”

About FUSE

FUSE represents the creative process behind the entire Department of Interactive Media at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Combining art and technology, media and community FUSE brings to the public the best of our majors, showcasing what it means to be a student in the growing field of Interactive Media. From its ideation, FUSE is meant to bring the public and industry professionals alike closer to the artists and developers found at Bradley University. Hosted at the Peoria Riverfront Museum with activities for all ages, it’s a great way to get family and friends immersed into a world of cutting edge technology. Filled with games, interactive exhibits, video presentations, conversations with students, and engaging learning environments, FUSE is an event you won’t want to miss.

Thousand Year Old Vampire


Casual Networking Chat with Tim Hutchings on “Itch for
Digital and Analog Games”
Livestream of game play on the main twitch stream with
Walter of Once Upon a Die. Simultaneous AMA (see below).
Doing an AMA on /rpg during the livestream.
Anja Keister livestreams TYOV on Twitch.

Animation and UX at Bradley

The animation major at Bradley University is ranked as one of the best in the midwest United States. Students learn many different styles of animation and emerge with a diverse knowledge of the field that can lead to a career in a variety of media outlets.

Check our some of our student animation projects:
And for more on our UX program, please visit

Download additional animation/UX program information here: