Web Design (certificate)

Credits Required: 24

(2016-2017 Academic Year)

The Visual Communications Web Design certificate supplements educated working designers who are interested in adding new media web design to their portfolio and resume. Students will create original interactive media with a strong visual style and the level of web programming that is appropriate to the new media project’s concept and goals. With the emphasis on new media design skills, the certificate addresses the ever-evolving nature of visual communications within the new media environment. Students will gain project and goal-oriented skills in design creation, layout and presentation involved with all the major new media formats, including mobile broadcast and dynamic web site programming. The interdisciplinary project based coursework focuses on the creation of a variety of interactive media tools that include gaming, entertainment, and other types of media. 


Students interested in the Visual Communications–Web Design certificate must have solid computer skills (CIST100 Introduction to Information Technology can be taken for this Certificate). Students must also have a strong design background, an interest in web-based technologies and have an aptitude for problem solving in an individual and collaborative group setting, excellent aesthetic judgment, and the ability to meet deadlines and project specifications.

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First Semester - 12 Credits

CIST 170Web Dev with Adobe Dreamweaver 3.00
CISW 101Client-Side Script Language (day only)3.00
FINE 210Two Dimensional Design 3.00
CISW 205Programming in C# 3.00

Second Semester - 12 Credits

VISC 115Digital Imaging 3.00
CISW 206Server Side Programming Languages (day only)3.00
VISC 122Web Design 3.00
VISC 220Digital Photography 3.00