Web Design (degree)

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 60/61 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Visual Communications Web Design program will prepare students to become capable new media web designers creating 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 program 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 curriculum 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 program must have a strong 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.

The Visual Communications Web Design program curriculum prepares graduates for entry-level employment in this rapidly changing field. Employment is typically found in gaming, entertainment media, virtual reality, corporate, design, and academic interactive departments. Companies that specialize in new media, such as website development, computer animation and interactive media are also sources of employment for graduates of the Visual Communications Web Design program. 

Entry-level job titles are multimedia designer, interactive designer, web page designer, animator, freelance media artist, media designer, or interactive media producer.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates will be able to


  1. Present an oral presentation meeting design industry standards.
  2. Create a professional website meeting design industry standards.
  3. Create and present a professional interactive web-based graphics portfolio.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
CISW 101Client-Side Script Language (day only)3.00
FINE 210Two Dimensional Design 3.00
VISC 115Digital Imaging 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15/16 Credits

BUSC 220Team Development 3.00
VISC 122Web Design 3.00
VISC 220Digital Photography 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech 3.00
MATH 110Mathematics of Business 3.00
 TAOC Category Three 
BIOL 110Human Ecology & Heredity 3.00
CHEM 105Principles of Biological Chemistry 3.00
PHYS 110Introduction to Astronomy 3.00
 TAOC Category Four 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15 Credits

CIST 170Web Dev with Adobe Dreamweaver 3.00
CISW 201Object Oriented Programming I (day only)3.00
VISC 130Digital Video I (day only)3.00
VISC 208Digital Animation (day only)3.00
PSYC 105Social Psychology 3.00
 TAOC Category Five (PSYC OR SOCI) 3 

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

CISW 206Server Side Programming Languages (day only)3.00
CISW 210E-Commerce Applications 3.00
VISC 201Interactive Design (day only)3.00
VISC 240Digital Portfolio 3.00
VISC 260Visual Communication Internship 3.00
VISC 218Media Design Entrepreneurship 3.00