Design Media Art –Web Design & Development – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

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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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Design implement, publish, and maintain websites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools and a variety of digital media assets.
  2. Research, problem-solve, and organize a consistent and functional website, mobile application, or user experience for a targeted user group or persona using agile and iterative methodologies.
  3. Evaluate and create code that is valid, properly structured, meets industry standards, and is accessible and compatible with browsers, mobile devices and/or operating systems.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work in teams effectively.
  5. Demonstrate project management skills and practices that emphasize content development in all aspects of web design, user interface, interaction design, information design, database design, and front end development.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
DMA 010DIGITAL ART: DESIGN FOUNDATION3
DMA 012DIGITAL ART: PAINTING & DRAWING3
DMA 050WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT3
Semester II
DMA 032INTERACTION DESIGN3
DMA 034USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN (UX)3
Select one of the following:3
CREATIVE CODING
CREATIVE CODING FOR THE INTERNET
CREATIVE CODING FOR MOBILE DEVICES
Semester III
DMA 098DESIGN/MEDIA ARTS INCUBATOR3
Total Units21

Recommended Electives

ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
ART 015SKETCHING FOR DESIGN3
ART 031ACOLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
CINE 026ABEGINNING ELECTRONIC FILMMAKING3
COLL 001FIRST YEAR SEMINAR3
DMA 002HISTORY OF DESIGN AND MEDIA ARTS3
DMA 004HISTORY OF DIGITAL GAMES3
DMA 020AGRAPHIC DESIGN I3
DMA 020BGRAPHIC DESIGN II3
DMA 022ATYPOGRAPHY I3
DMA 022BTYPOGRAPHY II3
SPCH 001FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH3
or SPCH 001H HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
SPCH 010INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree