WEB DEVELOPMENT DEGREE - WEB DESIGN AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Program Overview

This 60 credit-hour web curriculum prepares students for various positions in the field of web design and interactive media. Students will learn the technology behind today’s Internet and website design protocols by producing professional communications, innovative interactive web solutions, and understanding the technical aspect of interactive web design. This course utilizes graphic rich media, web and multimedia design technologies and standards while learning front-end development. This degree path provides solid design and technology skills for an industry relevant experience.

Program Requirements

FIRST SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
ENG 101 Composition 3 Communications
GRA 101 Introduction to Graphic Arts Technology 3 Program Requirement
Mathematics1 3 Mathematics
WEB 110 Internet Fundamentals 3 Program Requirement
WEB 150 Web Foundations 3 Program Requirement

SECOND SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
ENG 102 Composition or
SPE 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 Communications
GRA 103 Digital Imaging I 3 Program Requirement
GRA 145 Wordpress and Mobile Technologies 3 Program Requirement
Natural Science, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science+ 3 Natural Science, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science
WEB 170 Web Graphics and Prototyping 3 Program Requirement

THIRD SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
Natural Science, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science+ 3 Natural Science, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science
MKT 180 Strategic Writing for a Digital World 3 Program Requirement
WEB 180 Web Multimedia 3 Program Requirement
WEB 200 Web Scripting Foundations 3 Program Requirement
WEB 240 E-Commerce Strategies/Technologies 3 Program Requirement

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits Course Category
Natural Science, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science+ 3 Natural Science, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science
WEB 190 Web Authoring Tools 3 Program Requirement
WEB 210 Web Accessibility 3 Program Requirement
WEB 235 Interactive Scripting 3 Program Requirement
WEB 299 Web Management Capstone 3 Program Requirement

1 - Students must take at least three credit hours in a mathematics course at the level of MTH 103 or above.

+ - Students must take nine credit hours in a minimum of two of these areas; three hours must be in a course that meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation. ART 110 or ART 121 recommended as a Humanities elective.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate professional and effective communication and presentation skills in a visual communication industry.
  • Apply best practices of Web design.
  • Develop graphic rich media utilizing web and multimedia design technologies and standards.
  • Create interactive and responsive prototypes through sketching and wire framing.
  • Code and publish standards-compliant, accessible Web documents using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Evaluate Web sites for accessibility compliance and usability.
  • Describe e-commerce business concepts related to information technology, promotion and marketing, international issues, legal implications and ethical issues.
  • Complete a project to design, build, implement, and maintain a web site that meets client requirements.