Web Site and Graphic Design
The Web Site and Graphic Design Associate Degree includes coursework that prepares the student with skills in Web Development, Publishing, Design, Programming, and 3D graphics.
Success StrategiesThis course provides success strategies and support services to entry level students. The strategies and support services are threaded through three critical areas that enhance student success: academic skills, personal life management, and educational navigation
Career Development LectureThe course will provide the framework for the career decision making process. It stresses the connection between the student’s chosen academic field and career objective. Among techniques employed include resume writing, interview skill development and internet research.
Theory and Elements of Design Lecture/LabThis workshop introduces the elements and principles of Design as illustrated by art history and contemporary art as well as natural and man-made environments. This course focuses on color, line, texture, shape and space to achieve a working understanding of harmony proportion and cohesion.
Animation IThis course examines graphic design fundamentals and terminology and introduces the student to 2D computer animation techniques. Students will be instructed in the theory and application of design elements such as storyboarding, frame-byframe animation and shape morphing. Lab included.
Digital Imaging IThis course is an introduction to creation of graphic art for the web using pixel and vector editing software. Topics include the use of bitmapped painting tools, creative use of fonts, and use of layers in graphics layout. Lab included.
Animation IIThis course explores the use of computers to generate three dimensional graphics and animation. Students will be instructed how to create an object in 3D using a coordinate system, apply a surface and then animate the object. Lab included.
Digital Imaging IIDigital Imaging II is a continuation of ” Digital Imaging I” courses. It covers the basics of optics, photography, lighting, photo enhancement and stylized text/font overlays associated with digital photography. Students are instructed how to use scanners as input devices to create digital images. Students discover effective picture taking techniques as they employ digital cameras.
Emphasis is placed not only on photographing a subject, but also on creating effective photo backdrops, and use of diffuse lighting. Students employ a commercial product such as Photoshop®, Lover’s Eye®, ArcSoft®, or similar software to retouch/airbrush their photos, create layers, add textures, text and apply special 3-D effects such as gradients, glows, drop shadows, highlights and vanishing points. Because the students will apply these concepts to Web pages, image compression and Web-safe color subjects are emphasized. Lab included.
Prerequisite:” Digital Imaging I”courses
Applied DesignThis course focuses on computer generated, three-dimensional graphics. The student will be instructed in the creation of 3D scenes and characters with sophisticated 3D rendering software. Lab included.
Prerequisite:”Digital Imaging II”courses
Web Programming IThe course will focus on the design and development of web based applications using a number of currently popular tools and strategies; also to be explored is the use of databases as data repositories for web applications. Topics to be examined include: HTTP, CGI, PHP, Java Servlets, Java Server Pages, Enterprise Java Beans, XML, database connectivity,scalability, security and other bleeding edge web technologies
Web Programming IIThis course is a continuation of Web Programming I. Students are taken further into Web-based programming and will explore more advanced languages and applications. Lab included.
Introduction to Web DesignThis course introduces the student to the basics of designing web pages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). It explores the essential elements involved in good web page
design including content, navigation and incorporation of graphics. Focus is placed on what constitutes a pleasing and aesthetically-designed web site balanced between marketing and download constraints. Lab included.
Electronic PublishingThis course will introduce the student to building a large web project. Students will use a mixture of many media types including text, graphics, animation, and audio, with special
emphasis on tying it all together in a coherent way using a web site builder. Lab included.
Web GraphicsThis course offers students a foundation with vector-based graphics. The concentration will be on design for web based graphics using a vector oriented software package. The student will be exposed to the use of spline curves, gradients, fills and layers to create vector based illustrations that are easily scalable from very large to very small. Lab included.
Implementing and Maintaining WebsitesThis course covers what the student will need to know in order to implement and maintain web sites. It describes the operation and functionality of a web server, the Internet, and how web pages are implemented on the Internet after design and creation. Lab included.
Portfolio Project and Presentation
General Education ClassesThe required general education component must include at least one course from each of the following groups: Humanities,Mathematics and the Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Upon completion of the Website & Graphic Design Associate Degree, graduates will be prepared for careers such as:
- Graphic designer
- Web designer
- Web developer
- Production Manager
- Artist, publisher, among others
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