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

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.

Honors Program Courses

If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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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.

General Education Requirements: 21 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 3 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits

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

Mathematics: 3 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.

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

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.

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. 

Technology Requirement

Satisfied by ART 106 .

Wellness Requirement

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.

Program Outcomes

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

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

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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