Below you can find a detailed list of the classes and requirements connected to this program.
The following classes are required for this program.
Note:The classes listed reflect program changes going into effect Fall 2011.
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|GDES 035||Introduction to Computer Graphic Design||3.0|
|GRART 064||Introduction to Adobe Photoshop||3.0|
|GDES 045||Web Page Design with XHTML||3.0|
|GDES 046||Intermediate Web Page Design with Dreamweaver and CSS||3.0|
|GDES 047||Web Animation||3.0|
|GDES 060||Page Layout & Typography||3.0|
|GDES 070||User Experience & Multimedia Design||3.0|
|GDES 085||Professional Portfolio and Design||2.0|
Plus select an additional course (or courses) to complete the required minimum total of 24 semester units
|GRART 062||Introduction to Adobe Illustrator||3.0|
|GDES 055A||Graphic Design - Image and Promotion||3.0|
|ART 034A||Introduction to Digital Art||3.0|
|GDES 037||Intermediate Computer Graphic Design||3.0|
|GDES 072||Information Architecture and Interface||2.0|
|ART 033A||Basic Design: Two Dimensional||3.0|
|ART 037A||Introduction to Computer Animation||3.0|
|BUS 086||Building Business Websites||3.0|
|CIS 043A||Introduction to Java programming||3.0|
|GDES 074||Digital Video Production with Final Cut Pro||3.0|
|MKT 084||Internet Marketing||3.0|
|GDES 048||Intermediate Web Animation||3.0|
This is an interdisciplinary program created to provide the necessary basic technical and creative skills for those planning to enter this rapidly growing field of visual communication.
This program will prepare students to enter the web design field as entry level web designers, graphic designers, content developers, and information architects.
Some examples where students might find employment using their creative problem-solving, design, and illustration skills might include website design and development, design and illustration of electronic magazines and books, design of interactive marketing presentations, interactive learning products, scientific visualizations, etc.
The students, by the end of the program, are expected to understand and apply the basic principles of visual communication along with a working knowledge of appropriate software packages used in web design and content development, which is a specialized aspect of multimedia design.
"The classes not only teach us how to use the programs, but also about the concepts that form the basis of design. We also get a good sense of what it's like to work in such a competitive field."