Web designers work to shape the visual and interactive aspects of user’s experience with websites, web applications and mobile apps. They are responsible for color, typography, layouts, images and graphics, and other elements of design systems, as well as outlining behaviors and interactions. They work closely with web developers and content creators. Students will learn the foundational skills necessary to start their careers in this rapidly developing field.
Upon completion of the Web Design Fundamentals program, students will be able to effectively apply appropriate skills and methodologies to all stages of a web design project, and develop an effective portfolio for entry-level employment in the industry.
The Certificate of Achievement in Web Design Fundamentals program is a comprehensive study of the skills necessary to apply graphic design skills to the interactive Web-based media. The program expects students to have the basic understanding of computer-based graphic design tools and principals. Web Design 1 introduces students to the concepts, tools, methods, and vocabulary of web design, as well as constraints and affordances of the Web as an expressive medium. Web Design 2 expands the students' proficiency with the prototyping tools and introduces them to the systematic approach to the web design. Web Design 3 shows the possibilities of the Web as a multimedia platform and explores the emerging applications of web design. Mobile Design 1 focuses on information architecture and teaches students to design within the constraints of existing design guidelines. The main goal of the program is to help students familiar with graphic design to quickly acquire the fundamental skills necessary to adapt to working with the Web as the primary medium.
(Y1 or S1)
|Design 24||Web Design 1||3||S1|
|Design 35||Mobile Design 1||3||S2|
|Design 34||Web Design 2||3||S3|
|Design 44||Web Design 3||3||S4|