Media Arts Courses.

Are you engaged by interactive and digital media? Learn to design websites, develop databases or program multimedia applications with DeVry’s media arts courses. Our classes cover the fundamentals and latest industry standards. Certain courses also let you practice real-world simulations in our hands-on labs. You can learn web design, graphic design for various digital media, gaming, programming and more.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Undergraduate Media Arts Courses.

Graphic and Multimedia Design

COURSE COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
GMD311 WEB VIDEO FUNDAMENTALS WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

In this course, students learn to enhance web presentations with video and audio. Technical integration includes:
• Linking files
• Streaming media
• Embedded video

PREREQUISITE(S): Corequisite: WGD260
GMD341 ADVANCED IMAGING WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course explores advanced techniques to achieve sophisticated visuals and imagery. Students use Adobe Creative Suite and other software to:
• Enhance designs
• Maximize creative capabilities
• Streamline workflows

PREREQUISITE(S): MDD310 and WGD210
GMD371 ADVANCED ILLUSTRATION WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

In this project-based course, students develop skills in vector-based illustration. Multimedia tools are used for:
• Advanced drawing and line art techniques
• Blending tools, gradients and transparency effects
• Web illustrations and animations

PREREQUISITE(S): MDD310
GMD411 3D MODEL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course focuses on dimensional model design and construction. Students learn a managed approach to model construction, and:
• Work from concept sketches to completely articulated models
• Discover ray-traced illustration, rendered video and print
• Complete projects that emphasize reusability of constructed assets

PREREQUISITE(S): MDD310
GMD451 ANIMATION WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course focuses on the pre-production and production phases of animation design. Students use multimedia tools to:
• Develop classical animation studio techniques
• Convert elements of an animated movie into a storyboard
• Refine animations for digital production and delivery

Classes offer an integrated design environment.

PREREQUISITE(S): GMD411 and MDD310

Multimedia Design and Development

COURSE COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
MDD310 MULTIMEDIA STANDARDS*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course focuses on usability and accessibility standards. Using these global, industry-wide standards, students:
• Develop practices and policies for multimedia
• Learn to effectively manage multimedia projects and assets

PREREQUISITE(S): WGD242
MDD340 BUSINESS OF GRAPHICS*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course focuses on business issues critical to leading successful multimedia projects. Students develop a media project plan, and also explore:
• Scoping work for clients
• Management principles for creative production
• Legal considerations and financial aspects

PREREQUISITE(S): WGD229
MDD410 EMERGING MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course explores emerging and advanced topics in multimedia. Students learn about advances in technology, and implications for design and development.

PREREQUISITE(S): WGD260
MDD460 SENIOR PROJECT I*^

CREDIT HOURS: 2

In the senior project, students begin a real-world case study or professional project. Students work in teams and apply:
• Multimedia design skills
• Project management methods
• Knowledge and skills
The course must be taken at DeVry, and is the first in a two-course sequence.

PREREQUISITE(S): CIS363B or MDD310; and ENGL216
MDD461 SENIOR PROJECT II*^

CREDIT HOURS: 2

In the senior project, students complete a real-world case study or professional project. Students work in teams and apply:
• Multimedia design skills
• Project management methods
• Knowledge and skills
The course must be taken at DeVry, and is the second in a two-course sequence.

PREREQUISITE(S): MDD460

Web Game Programming

COURSE COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
WBG310 INTERACTIVE WEB PAGE SCRIPTING WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

In this course, students learn to program dynamic, interactive web pages and games. Topics include:
• Basic programming fundamentals
• Object handling techniques
• Game design fundamentals
Students use a scripting language to build basic interactive web page components and examples of web-based games.

PREREQUISITE(S): Corequisite: CIS336 or WGD260 or CEIS236
WBG340 PROGRAMMING MULTIMEDIA FOR THE WEB WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

Students in this course use multimedia authoring tools and techniques. Lab exercises include creating web-based games and dynamic web pages. Other techniques and topics include:
• Integrating and controlling multimedia assets
• Movie clips and sound effects
• Images and animations

PREREQUISITE(S): CIS363B or MDD310 or WBG310
WBG370 GAME DEVELOPMENT WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course introduces basics of game design and development. Hands-on lab experience helps students develop skills to:
• Use object-oriented game engines with libraries
• Apply game design principles to develop game examples
• Review industry best practices and technical considerations

PREREQUISITE(S): CIS363B or WBG340
WBG410 DYNAMIC WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT AND DATABASE INTEGRATION WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course introduces advanced techniques to design and develop dynamic websites. Techniques and tools include:
• Cascading style sheets (CSS)
• Database integration
• Server-side scripting
• Large site management

PREREQUISITE(S): CIS363B or WBG340
WBG450 MULTIPLAYER ONLINE GAME DEVELOPMENT WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course explores design, development and play characteristics of multiplayer online games. Classroom and lab work help students:
• Install, configure and maintain game server software
• Deploy a simple multimedia game using the server
• Manage and audit servers
Students use ActionScript to configure server functionality.

PREREQUISITE(S): WBG340 and WBG370

Web Design and Development

COURSE COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
WDD420 WEB ACCESSIBILITY WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

In this course, students learn to apply industry standards and legal requirements for web accessibility. These requirements ensure the web can is available to users with a variety of needs. Topics include:
• Assistive technologies
• Creating accessible content
• Industry standards and regulatory acts

PREREQUISITE(S): WBG410

Web Development and Administration

COURSE COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
WEB320 PRINCIPLES OF E-COMMERCE*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course provides comprehensive coverage of e-commerce principles, models and practices. Topics include:
• Internet marketing and retailing
• Payment and order fulfillment
• E-commerce models including business-to-business (B2B) and consumer-to-consumer (C2C)

PREREQUISITE(S): CIS407A
WEB375 WEB ARCHITECTURE WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course introduces students to web architecture and connectivity. Topics build on networking concepts and principles, including:
• Internet protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, smtp, http and ftp
• Internet or intranet infrastructure design that meets specific needs

PREREQUISITE(S): NETW190
WEB460 ADVANCED WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT WITH LAB*^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course expands skills needed for web-based applications. Coursework reinforces existing and introduces new concepts:
• Design, coding, scripting and database connectivity
• Data interchange
• Message exchange
• Web application components
The lab uses a programming language such as Java, C++.Net or Visual Basic.Net.

PREREQUISITE(S): CIS407A

Web Graphic Design

COURSE COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
WGD201 VISUAL DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS^

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines the foundations of visual design.
Students explore the design process using software to complete projects. Topics include:
• Elements of design, such as line, color, form, function and space
• Combining elements for enhanced visual design

PREREQUISITE(S): None
WGD205 ADVANCED DESIGN AND RAPID VISUALIZATION^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course helps develop skills in creating graphic media.
Students create media that enhances user understanding through:
• Design and use of type
• Rapid visualization for design concept and idea formulation

PREREQUISITE(S): WGD201
WGD210 DIGITAL IMAGING FUNDAMENTALS^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

Students in this course explore the fundamentals of digital imaging. Key elements include:
• Editing, optimizing and preparing images for web-based delivery
• Color, special effects and compression formats

PREREQUISITE(S): None
WGD229 INFORMATION DESIGN^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course addresses principles of information design. Real-world examples explore concepts that focus on users. Using a collaborative approach, students explore:
• How to analyze, explain and communicate instructions
• Using text and graphics to convey ideas and information

PREREQUISITE(S): Corequisite: WGD205 or WGD210
WGD232 WEB DESIGN^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course introduces the fundamentals of web design. Principles and content management are discussed. Students explore key concepts and topics, including:
• User interface
• Web page conceptualization and structure
• Extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML)
• Cascading style sheets (CSS)
• Scripting and WYSIWYG editors
• Web accessibility standards

PREREQUISITE(S): Corequisite: WGD229
WGD235 WEB ANIMATION^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

This course focuses on design and production of animation developed for web applications. Topics include automated animation and other techniques. Other subjects include:
• Timing
• File-size optimization
• Formatting requirements
• Scripting

PREREQUISITE(S): WGD232
WGD242 ADVANCED WEB DESIGN^

CREDIT HOURS: 4

In this course, students work in teams to develop a web design for a fictitious company. Students apply skills and knowledge from previous coursework to complete the website. Phases of the project include:
• Researching the company’s industry
• Evaluating competitors’ web designs
• Using emerging web development tools

PREREQUISITE(S): WGD232 orWGD235
WGD251 RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN^

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course focuses on advanced techniques associated with responsive web design. Students explore:
• HTML, CSS and other scripting methods
• Current trends in web design and development
• Planning and producing digital projects for a variety of devices

PREREQUISITE(S): WGD232
WGD260 MEDIA PORTFOLIO^

CREDIT HOURS: 3

At the end of this capstone course, students have a professional portfolio. It showcases a student's web graphic products, including component samples and web designs.

PREREQUISITE(S): WGD251

Additional Online Courses


*Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require successful completion of required math and English transitional studies courses. Required transitional studies coursework may affect program length and cost.
^Courses marked with a caret (^) are licensed in New Jersey; students whose enrolled location is in New Jersey may enroll in these courses in the onsite, online and blended modalities.
+Courses marked with a plus sign (+) are available as honors courses (restrictions apply).
Note: To enroll in a course with a corequisite, students must have either successfully completed the corequisite course during a prior session or concurrently enroll in the corequisite course.