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Web and Interactive Design - Visual Arts Professional (A.A.S.)

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Title of Major: Visual Arts Professional - Web and Interactive Design, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.


Total Credit Hours: 60

Web and Interactive Design

Purpose:  Prepares students for a career in the field of web design. For those already working in the industry, this concentration enhances and updates their knowledge and skills with the latest developments in web design. The Visual Arts Professional AAS Web and Interactive Design Area of Concentration also allows professionals in a related industry such as graphic design to make a career change or supplement an existing degree.

Upon completion of this degree, students will have obtained a solid foundation in design and art while developing a user-centered approach to web design. Students will be able to plan and complete interactive web designs by creating wireframes, flow diagrams, user personas, standards-compliant HTML and CSS, and compelling visual designs. Students will have gained professional experience working on simulated and actual client projects and completing a design internship.

This is not intended as a transfer degree. Students who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Web and Interactive Design should contact the Visual Arts department chair. A Certificate in Web and Interactive Design is also available. Related degrees/certificates are the Visual Arts Professional AAS in Graphic Design and the Certificate in Graphic Design. The Visual Arts Transfer AA Visual Design (Web and Graphic) Area of Concentration is available for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 21-27 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 3 credits

  • 3 credit hours
  • (ART 100 is one of the four courses listed under the Program Requirement courses and satisfies the Arts and Humanities general education requirements.)

Biological and Physical Sciences: 3-4 credits

A lab science is acceptable. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Biological and Physical Sciences, Computer Technology or Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  for a list of approved courses.

Recommend CTP 115 - Introductory Object-Oriented Program Analysis and Design  4 credit hours

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits

See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Program Requirements: 10 credits

Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better.

Area of Concentration: 26-32 credits

Required courses: 18 credits

Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better. 

Choose two to four courses from the following: 6-14 credits

Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better. 

Electives: 0 - 5 credit hours

No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Computer Competency Requirement

ART 106  meets this requirement.

Diversity Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Web and Interactive Design Concentration, students will be able to:

  • Create designs that take advantage of the principles and elements of design to communicate content in a visually compelling, user-centered manner;
  • Effectively and professionally present concepts to clients both verbally and in written form;
  • Apply user experience techniques to the design of interactive projects;
  • Design for the requirements of multiple screen sizes and unique user contexts;
  • Use appropriate image file formats, resolutions, and expert parameters;
  • Incorporate industry-standard tools to write standards-compliant, efficient, and content-focused HTML and CSS code;
  • Create a professional portfolio of work to present at job and client interviews.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.


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