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

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

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


Total Credit Hours: 60

Web Design - see www.aacc.edu

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 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 Graphic and Web Design - Visual Arts Transfer (A.A.) Area of Concentration is available for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Wilfredo Valladares

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours    
Mathematics GER   
3 credit hours    
ART 100 - Two-Dimensional Design  
(Arts & Humanities GER)
3 credit hours     
ART 106 - Introduction to Digital Design  
This course satisfies the Technology requirement. 
3 credit hours     
Must select from list of approved general education wellness courses.
3 credit hours    

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours     
Biological & Physical Science GER  
3 credit hours    
ART 170 - Web Design 1   3 credit hours     

Choose one of the following:
ART 166 - Graphic Design 1 
ART 262 - Image & Design  *
ART 264 - Fundamentals of Typography  
CTP 115 - Introductory Object-Oriented Program Analysis and Design  
CTP 135 - Programming in JavaScript and jQuery  *
CTP 136 - jQuery  *
BPA 127 - eMarketing 
BPA 162 - Business Communications  *
ENG 207 - Writing for Professionals  *

* = courses with an asterisk have a prerequisite

3 credit hours    
ART 268 - User Experience Design for the Web   3 credit hours     

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Social & Behavioral Sciences GER      
3 credit hours    
Choose two additional courses from list in Term 2.  
6 credit hours    
ART 269 - Responsive Web Design  
3 credit hours     
Students are recommended to consult with Visual Arts faculty before selecting electives. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.
3 credit hours    

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ART 250 - Digital Portfolio Development  
1 credit hour     
ART 275 - Digital Arts Internship  
If available, a student may substitute a capstone or practicum course for ART 275, pending approval of department chair.
3 credit hours     
ART 270 - Web Design 2  
3 credit hours     
Choose one additional course from list in Term 2. 
3 credit hours    
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.
5 credit hours    


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