Web Design & Interactive Media is a growing field of integrated electronic communications that is becoming an essential part of the business, education, and entertainment industries. The advent of multimedia has led to the creation of employment opportunities that require an individual who can combine sound, graphic arts, text, and video or film to improve communications.
By working in classrooms and computer labs, students of this program can develop a strong foundation in drawing and design, digital image manipulation, multimedia system design, web site design, scriptwriting, sound, video, and animation. In later quarters, students become involved in more complex coursework in software applications to integrate text, sound, images, animation, and video to complete a project. Students also have the opportunity to learn about the structure of electronic games, information design, interactive authoring, computers in animation, and video/teleconferencing.
? Identify the requirements of effective Web and interactive media design
? Solve problems in 2-D and 3-D design
? Apply interface design principles
? Identify how businesses use multimedia design
? Ascertain audio requirements for field and studio production
? Capture and compress video
? Develop and maintain a Web site
? Write HTML code
? Discriminate between effective and ineffective animation sequences
? Create graphics using image manipulation software
? Perform fundamental Internet functions
? Use authoring software
? Create and critique moving and static images that convey thematic meanings
? Describe needs analysis as it pertains to usability
? Use basic scripting commands
? Demonstrate a variety of scripting techniques
? Utilize typefaces appropriate for screen-based media
? Develop and present a professional portfolio
? Work in a team to execute a Web-based concept
Entry-Level Career Opportunities
Graduates may pursue entry-level positions as interface designers, graphic artists, digital media producers, Web designers and project coordinators in fields such as law, medicine, casino gaming, education, corporate communications, film, and advertising.