48 Credits, Four 12-week quarters, or 48 weeks
The Web Design & Interactive Communications diploma program teaches students how to create the look, feel and functionality of World Wide Web pages for client Web sites with a specific emphasis on professional standards and practical deployment. This course of study extends foundation principles in visual communications and interactive media as related to dynamic delivery through multiple channels including mobile technologies. Students will develop abilities in computer languages, usability principles and information architecture in a team oriented environment that prepares them for the professional world. Students will also be trained in current web technologies and in project management on assignments that will enhance their personal portfolio. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Web designers and developers need to stay current on industry trends for continued success, and increasing knowledge level and skills is important in maintaining a career advantage.
The general objectives for the program are:
• Demonstrate the use of appropriate visual elements and visual communication skills for interactive media.
• Create applications that solve specified problems through a variety of scripting techniques.
• Critique and evaluate appropriate design solutions.
• Design and develop media marketing and business plans.