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Undergraduate Certificate in Website Design - Coursework
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 Media Arts & Technology

College of
Media Arts & Technology

Web Design Courses

Through our targeted 10-course curriculum, you can learn to design user interfaces (UI) graphic elements, and code responsive web-based content, and apply animations, videos, and other media used in the creation of websites.

Web Design Course Descriptions

Web Video Fundamentals with Lab

Visual Design Fundamentals

Advanced Design and Rapid Visualization

Digital Imaging Fundamentals

Information Design

Web Design

Web Animation

Advanced Web Design

Responsive Web Design

Media Portfolio

Web Video Fundamentals with Lab

GMD311 Web Video Fundamentals with Lab
Students in this course learn to enhance web presentations through video and audio integration. Technical aspects such as linking files, streaming media and embedded video are covered. Prerequisite: MDD310, or admission to the website design or website development undergraduate certificate programs and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 5-4

Visual Design Fundamentals

WGD201 Visual Design Fundamentals
In this course students examine the foundation of visual design. Topics include the design process; elements of design, such as line, color, form, function and space; and combining elements for enhanced visual design. Students explore these topics through various projects and by applying concepts using appropriate software. Prerequisite: COMP100 , or admission to the website design undergraduate certificate program and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 3-3

Advanced Design and Rapid Visualization

WGD205 Advanced Design and Rapid Visualization
Students in this course develop skills in creating graphic media. Students explore design and use of type, and the process of using rapid visualization for design concept and idea formulation, as well as create media that enhance user understanding. Prerequisite: WGD201 / 4-4

Digital Imaging Fundamentals

WGD210 Digital Imaging Fundamentals
Students in this course learn concepts of digital imaging, including editing, optimizing and preparing images for web-based delivery. Topics such as color, special effects and compression formats are examined. Prerequisite: WGD201, or admission to the website development undergraduate certificate program and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 4-4  

Information Design

WGD229 Information Design
This course addresses principles of analyzing, explaining and communicating instructions, as well as ideas and information used in integrated text and graphics. Using a collaborative approach, students use real-world examples to explore user-centered design. Prerequisite: WGD205, or admission to the website development undergraduate certificate program and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 4-4

Web Design

WGD232 Web Design
This course introduces fundamentals of web design principles and web content management. Topics include the user interface, web page conceptualization, page structure, extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML), cascading style sheets (CSS), WYSIWYG editors, scripting and web accessibility standards. Prerequisite: WGD229, or admission to the website design undergraduate certificate program and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 4-4

Web Animation

WGD235 Web Animation
This course focuses on design and production of animation within the constraints of web applications. Topics include file-size optimization, timing, formatting requirements and scripting. Automated animation techniques as well as user-mediated animation are addressed. Prerequisite: WGD232 / 4-4  

Advanced Web Design

WGD242 Advanced Web Design
In this course, students work in teams to develop a web design for a fictitious company. Students research the company’s industry, evaluate competitors’ web designs and explore emerging web development tools that enhance production capabilities. Prerequisites: WGD232 and WGD235; or admission to the website design or website development undergraduate certificate programs and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 4-4

Responsive Web Design

WGD251 Responsive Web Design
This course focuses on advanced web design techniques using hypertext markup language (HTML), cascading style sheets (CSS) and other scripting methods. Topics include current trends in web design and development, and planning and producing digital projects for various types of devices. Prerequisite: WGD242 / 3-3

Media Portfolio

WGD260 Media Portfolio
This capstone course culminates in a professional portfolio that showcases students’ web graphic products, including component examples and web designs. Prerequisite: WGD251 / 3-3