Art and Design: Design for the Web Career Program A.A.S.

Program Description

This Design for the Web program serves to introduce students to the concepts, principles and techniques of Web Design by incorporating the theory and practice of Graphic Design and Web development. The degree program incorporates foundation courses in art, design, and programming with a strong liberal arts background. The program provides the academic framework to facilitate entry-level employment in the field.

Students should work closely with their faculty advisor to choose electives that best meet their goals.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Use graphic design elements, principles, and procedures to create appropriate visual communication;
  2. Develop user-interactive and functional websites;
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with industry-standard manual and digital tools;
  4. Identify and model business processes within an internet commerce site;
  5. Use critical, analytical and aesthetic thought processes, as well as industry-standard vocabulary; and
  6. Gain industry experience through an internship (optional).
 Requirements (60-63 Credits)
 College Core Requirements (21-23 Credits)
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra 4 credits (or higher level math 3-4 credits)
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits*
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits*
 Major Requirements (39-40 Credits)
 ART 111 Drawing I 3 credits
 CST 153 Web Development and Design I 4 credits
 CST 252 Web Development and Design II 4 credits
 GRA 151 Graphic Design I: Skills and Principles 3 credits
 GRA 202 Typography 3 credits
 GRA 231 Digital Imaging: Adobe Photoshop 3 credits
 GRA 236 Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator 3 credits
 GRA 241 Digital Page Design: Adobe InDesign 3 credits
 GRA 252 Graphic Design II: Process and Presentation 3 credits
 GRA 261 Web Design I: Adobe Dreamweaver 3 credits
 CSC 262 Programming Mobile Devices I 3 credits
 GRA 290 Portfolio Preparation I 1 credit
 GRA 296 Graphic Design Internship I 3 credits OR 200-level ART, GRA, CSC, or CST course 3-4 credits**
 Recommended Sequence of Study
 Semester 1
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra 4 credits (or higher level math 3-4 credits)
 ART 111 Drawing I 3 credits
 GRA 151 Graphic Design I: Skills and Principles 3 credits
 Semester 2
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 CST 153 Web Development and Design I 4 credits
 GRA 202 Typography 3 credits
 GRA 236 Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator 3 credits
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 Semester 3
 GRA 231 Digital Imaging: Adobe Photoshop 3 credits
 GRA 241 Digital Page Design: Adobe InDesign 3 credits
 CST 252 Web Development and Design II 4 credits
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits*
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits*
 Semester 4
 GRA 252 Graphic Design II: Process and Presentation 3 credits
 GRA 261 Web Design I: Adobe Dreamweaver 3 credits
 CSC 262 Programming Mobile Devices I 3 credits
 GRA 290 Portfolio Preparation I 1 credit
 GRA 296 Graphic Design Internship I 3 credits OR 200-level ART, GRA, CSC, or CST course 3-4 credits**
 Note:

* One of these courses needs to be an IDS ELE  Interdisciplinary Elective. See Program Advisor for course options. 

** GRA 296 can be taken in any semester, including summer, after completing 30 credits of the program, of which at least 12 credits are ART/GRA requirements, being in good academic standing, and the recommendation of the Department Chair or Program Coordinator.