Sep 21, 2021
Official Title of Major: Visual Arts Professional - Web Design, A.A.S.
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.
Total Credit Hours: 60
About the Web Design Program
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 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 by 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 Design should contact the Visual Arts department chair. A Certificate in Web 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 Graphic and Web Design Area of Concentration is available for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
Visual Arts Professional Degree Core Courses
The following courses make up the core for the Visual Arts Professional degree programs: ART 100 (satisfied by the Arts and Humanities general education requirement listed below), ART 106 , (satisfied by the Technology requirement listed below), ART 250 and ART 275 (satisfied by the Area of Concentration requirement listed below).
Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better.
English Composition: 6 credits
Arts and Humanities: 3 credits
Wellness Requirement: 3 credits
All students in Associate Degree programs must satisfy the Wellness requirement. See Wellness Requirements for a list of approved courses.
Area of Concentration: 39 credits
Required courses: 16 credits
Technology Requirement: 3 credits
Choose three to four courses from the following: 12 credits
Electives: 8 credits
Students are recommended to consult with Visual Arts faculty when selecting electives. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.
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.
Satisfied by ART 106 .
Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
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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