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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_MTW

Campus: Boulder County Campus and Westminster Campus

Web Design

This degree prepares students for entry-level positions as web designers, digital artists, motion graphic artists, and graphic designers. In addition to developing a high level of technical proficiency through the use of multiple software programs, students also develop traditional graphic design concepts and skills within the curriculum.

Core courses focus on assisting students in learning industry standard software in illustration, photo manipulation, web graphics, animation and 3D modeling, and digital video production. Electives allow students to focus on more specific design and software skills.

Students work independently as well as in collaborative groups in the design and implementation of mixed media presentations and applications.

Requirements

This degree requires the extensive use of a computer for prolonged periods of time during class and lab, analytical and creative abilities, and basic computer skills to begin the program.

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at the college level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. A grade of "C" or better must be earned for each course required for the degree.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
MGD 111Adobe Photoshop I

3

MGD 112Adobe Illustrator I

3

MGD 117Introduction to Visual Communications

3

MGD 133Graphic Design I

3

MGD 141Web Design I

3

MGD 143Motion Graphic Design I (Software)

3

MGD 164Digital Video Editing I

3

MGD 241Web Design II

3

MGD 242Web Architecture: Open Source

3

MGD 243Web Motion Graphic Design II

3

MGD 258Web Design Production

3

MGD 268Business for Creatives

3

Total Credit Hours:36

Required Elective Courses

Select 9 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 112Art History Renaissance to Modern

3

COM 115Public Speaking

3

CSC 240Java Programming

3

CWB 110Complete Web Authoring

3

CWB 205Client-Side Scripting: (Software)

3

MAR 216Principles of Marketing

3

MAR 217E-Commerce Marketing

3

MAR 220Principles of Advertising

3

MAR 222Implementing E-Commerce

3

MGD 114Adobe InDesign

3

MGD 116Typography I

3

or

any other MGD class(es)

3-9

Total Credit Hours:9

Required General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 121Drawing I

3

ART 131Visual Concepts 2-D Design

3

Total Credit Hours:6

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

General Studies Elective

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.  

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

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