Web Designer and Multimedia

Certificate Program

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Department of the Arts
Hicks Art Center • Phone (215) 968-8425
Curriculum Code No. 3147

The Web and Multimedia Designer certificate will train students to design and create multimedia applications for the World Wide Web or DVD.   This program will include courses covering the skills necessary to apply design techniques as well as information management concepts to the development and design of these projects.  The content has been selected and continues to be developed with employment in this growing field as a primary goal.  Students will work with and learn to use software applications that are employed by professionals.  Employment opportunities would be in entry-level positions such as multimedia designer, training designer, web designer, web graphic designer, and interactive application designer. 

Note:  Students who enroll in web design courses must be experienced in computer use including fluid skills in file saving, management, and retrieval.  These skills will not be taught in web design courses.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • use software tools and visual design concepts to create assets for WWW pages and sites;
  • apply color theory, screen design, and artwork development techniques appropriate to Internet sites;
  • successfully understand and use scripting languages appropriate for Web page construction; and
  • understand and use content hierarchy, advanced navigation tools and additions from multimedia applications.

Note: Software required to complete assignments can be expensive. Students may need to plan extra time to use campus computing labs to complete course projects.

Certificate Course Requirements*

Course Credits
VAMM100
Digital Imaging
3
VAMM110
Web and Interactive Design
3
VAMM120
Interface Design
3
VAMM130
3-D Modeling Concepts A
3
VAMM209
Multimedia Concepts I A
3
VAGD102
Illustration: Drawing & Digital A
3
Multimedia Electives 6
Total Credit Hours 24

Multimedia Electives (select 2 courses):

Course Credits
CISC113
Visual Basic Programming I
3
CISC118
Media Authoring A
3
CISC224
Web Databases A
3
VACV130
Media Scriptwriting
3
VACV135
Video Studio Production I
3
VACV137
Audio Production
3
MUSC124
Electronic Music Synthesis I
3
VAPH110
Digital Photography Fundamentals
3
VAMM210
Multimedia Concepts II A
3
VAMM230
3-D Digital Animation A
3

A Course requires prerequisite.

*Since the individual circumstances and backgrounds of students vary, all students planning to complete this certificate program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to develop a planned sequence of courses to meet their individual needs.