Web Design Degree

BA Degree - Web Design Major

In addition to the essential education requirements, majors in Web Design must complete 38-42 s.h., to include the following courses:

  • ARTS1210 2-D Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS1680 Computer Graphics for Art & Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS1710 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS3620 Illustration and Imaging 3 s.h.
  • ARTS3630 Systems in Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS3640 Interactive Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS/CSIT4100 Systems Development Project 1-3 s.h.
  • CSIT1060 Introduction to Web Page Programming 3 s.h.
  • CSIT1100 Principles of Computing 3 s.h.
  • CSIT2100 Intermediate Programming 3 s.h.
  • CSIT3200 Systems Analysis and Design 3 s.h.
  • CSIT3300 Database Concepts and SQL 3 s.h.
  • One of following three courses:
         BUAD/CSIT3600 Electronic Commerce 3 s.h.
         ENGL3530 Digital Filmmaking 3 s.h.
         Approved Upper Division Elective (Course to be approved by CSIT or ARTS coordinator for Web Design major.)
  • One of following two courses:
         ARTS4450 Graphic Design Internship 3 s.h.
         CSIT3700 Internship in CSIT 1-3 s.h.

 

Web Design Minor

The requirements for a minor in Web Design are 18 s.h., to include:

  • ARTS1210 2-D Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS1680 Computer Graphics for Art & Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS1710 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS3620 Illustration and Imaging or
      ARTS3630 Systems in Design or
      ARTS3640 Interactive Design
  • CSIT1060 Introduction to Web Page Programming 3 s.h.
  • CSIT1100 Principles of Computing 3 s.h.
  • One 3 s.h. CSIT course that is required for the Web Design major, excluding internships.
Support Courses for Web Design Major

ARTS1210 2-D Design 3 s.h.
Introduction to the visual arts which explores the elements of art and principles of 2-D design while focusing on creativity, idea development, formal criticism, and the understanding of visual language. Through the use of various media, tools, materials, and processes, emphasis will be placed on comprehending contemporary art, non-literal visual problem solving and presentation. Additional fee required. Goal 2A, ELO5 Arts - Innovation

ARTS1680 Computer Graphics for Art & Design 3 s.h.
A technical course exploring the digital tools used in the graphic design industry. Students are exposed to the function, theory, and use of industry-standard computer hardware, software, and basic digital design principles utilized in the production of graphic design. Additional fee required. Goal 2A

ARTS1710 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 s.h.
Covers basic principles of typography, such as type anatomy, type fonts and families, communication with typography and an introduction to layout and grid structures. Typography as medium and message and conceptual solutions are emphasized. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS1680 Computer Graphics for Art & Design. Goal 2A

+ ARTS3620 Illustration and Imaging 3 s.h.
Exploration into image making and visual story telling with an emphasis in illustration, blending digital and traditional technology. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARTS1210, ARTS1680 and ARTS1710.

ARTS3630 Systems in Design 3 s.h.
Study of the integration of type and image through multi-level designs, such as multi page layouts, and identity systems. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS1680 and ARTS1710.

ARTS3640 Interactive Design 3 s.h.
Introduction into the principles of interactivity through interface, web, and information design. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS1210, ARTS1680 and ARTS1710.

ARTS4100 Systems Development Project 1-3 s.h. (Also CSIT4100)
In-depth project in consultation with the sponsoring faculty member. Students will complete a project that requires design, interactivity and creativity. The project will include some technical aspects and complete documentation of the project is required. The project requires a formal presentation at completion. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

ARTS4450 Graphic Design Internship 3 s.h.
Advanced work intended for graphic design experiences in a real world environment. The majority of graphic design internships will occur off-campus in organizations such as advertising agencies, commercial art studios, commercial printing art departments, corporate in-house art departments or any site deemed appropriate by the instructor. Some internships may be available on campus in the CMC. Repeatable once for credit. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: At least two courses from the Graphic Design offerings.

+BUAD3600 Electronic Commerce 3 s.h. (Also CSIT3600)
Exploration of the technologies and business environment surrounding the emergence of electronic commerce. There will be both a technical and non-technical track option for students, however, all students will be introduced to technical skills for implementing an electronic commerce website. Prerequisite: CSIT1010 or CSIT1040 or CSIT1060 or CSIT1100.

CSIT1060 Introduction to Web Programming 3 s.h.
Basics of how the World Wide Web works and web site construction using HTML and CSS. Related technology skills will be covered.

CSIT1100 Principles of Computing 3 s.h.
An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming through extensive practice developing software in the Python language. Fundamental terminology and topics such as integrated development environments, variables, data types, control structures, functions, and objects will be covered.

CSIT2100 Intermediate Programming 1-3 s.h.
Intermediate-level programming using a specific programming language, tool-set, methodology, or genre such as COBOL, C++, PHP, Ajax, debuggers, etc. May be repeated for credit if the content is different. Scheduled course title and transcript listing will include the programming language or topic; e.g. Intermediate Programming - C++. Prerequisite: CSIT1100.

CSIT3200 Systems Analysis and Design 3 s.h.
A study of current strategies and techniques to analyze and model information system requirements, covering managerial, behavioral, and technical components of the system’s analysis and design process. Object-oriented software design will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CSIT2010.

CSIT3300 Database Concepts and SQL 3 s.h.
A study of the concepts and structures required to implement a database system including the logical design and physical organization of the database. Emphasis is given to the design and development of database systems that includes understanding and applying entity-relationship models. Implementation of a database using SQL on a database system is included. Prerequisite: CSIT1010 or CSIT1040 or CSIT1100.

CSIT3700 Internship in Computing and Information Technology 1-3 s.h.
This internship allows students to work with professionals in career areas relating to computing and information technology. Student will play an active role in identifying internship opportunities and field sponsors. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 semesters hours. (Graded on Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

+ ENGL3530 Digital Filmmaking 3 s.h.
A hands-on introduction to digital film production and editing. Introduces the technical knowledge need to investigate the creative possibilities of composition, light, motion, color and sound in shooting digital film. Examines the fundamentals of nonlinear editing, including continuity development, logging clips, audio tracks, and transitions. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ENGL2510 or instructor consent. Goal 2B