The Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts, area of study in Web Design and Development and prepares students for careers in web development and design fields.
This program is structured to compliment the revolutionary changes in interactive design that have catapulted the primarily print media area of graphic design into new arenas that combine audio, video, text, graphics, animation and commerce for the web world.
The program starts with an overview of the digital media field with introductory courses in web design (HTML/CSS), video production and 3D animation enabling them to gain a full understanding of platforms in the digital media field.
Students completing the program will have acquired knowledge as web designers and web developers. Their skills will include designing a functional website for multiple devices, scripting, programming, Search Engine Optimization, dynamic content, social networking and usability.
Students must complete all course requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree: Graphic Design as well as Introduction to Digital Media courses of Term Four. In the second academic year, the students will specifically concentrate on disciplines of Web Design and Advanced Web Design. As is the case with the Associate Degree programs, a student is required to take 4 credits in each of four disciplines: Art, Mathematics / Science, Social Sciences / Humanities, and English / Language. Students may select from the below offerings. In no case, may the same credit be used for the Associate and the Bachelor of Science Degree. In addition, students will be enrolled in PP200, Portfolio Project.
The program prepares students for entry-level positions such as web graphic designer and web developer.