This curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in web design and development, creative coding, front-end web and mobile application design, interaction design or UX (User Experience) design. The program stresses the design thinking process as well as the professional and production methods used currently in industry. Projects will encompass content management, user interface, interactive behaviors, information design, web and mobile application tools, programming, and selection of appropriate form factors for user experiences in the Internet. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.
All courses in this certificate require literacy and proficiency in writing and math. Projects require written, oral, and visual presentations as well as the application of basic math principles and skills.
A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.
The program is expected to produce 20–25 certificates per year after it is fully established.
This previously approved curriculum is being updated because our Design/Media Arts department is transitioning from the ART catalog code to a new DMA catalog code. Course sequences, numbers, and names have been updated for clarity and student-friendliness.
(Y1 or S1)
|DMA 010||Digital Art: Design Foundation||3.0||S1|
|DMA 012||Digital Art: Painting & Drawing||3.0||S1|
|DMA 050||Web Design & Development||3.0||S1|
|DMA 032||Interaction Design||3.0||S2|
|DMA 034||User Experience Design (UX)||3.0||S2|
Creative Coding for the Internet
Creative Coding for Mobile Devices
|DMA 098||Design/Media Art Incubator||3.0||S3|
This course ensures that students start with basic digital design skills with an introduction to HTML/CSS and then progress to more challenging topics like Interaction Design/User Experience and coding.
We feel this sequence will improve student success and ensure that by the time they reach our more difficult coding courses they will be prepared.
Our capstone course is consistent across most of our certificates and will bring a diverse array of Design/Media Arts students together to work with industry professionals and in teams.