This program is available at the Springfield - Downtown location.
**THIS IS A NEW PROGRAM THAT WILL BEGIN FALL 2019**
The New Media Web Design Option focuses on teaching front-end interface design skills with the necessary programming skills needed to obtain work as front-end web developers or user experience designers. Graduates in the New Media Web Design option need a balance of technical skills and aesthetic design sense with strong communication and personal skills to interact with clients. Employers in new media need skilled and intuitive, creative problem solvers to help them adapt to this new technological age. Employees in New Media must have strong computer competencies to allow them to work remotely from home.
The New Media program is a two-year computer intensive learning experience focusing on industry-standard practices. Students with little experience with computers should take special note of the scholastic preparation listed below.
Graduating new media students wishing to further build their skills could also receive an Associate of Applied Business in Graphic Design by completing 12 additional courses in the Graphic Design curriculum and an Associate of Applied Business in Computer Software Development by completing an additional 10 courses in the Computer Software Development curriculum.
Outcomes and Curriculum
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Business degree in New Media - Web Design Option, a graduate will be able to:
Design websites with usability in mind.
Work with a team and individually on new media design solutions for clients.
Utilize industry standard software effectively as a digital media editor.
Write computer programs to implement information systems designs.
Note: It is extremely important that students save all work from the first term forward to enable them to build a portfolio in NWM 2210 and NWM 2400.
The program course schedule is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those requiring college preparatory courses, will need additional semesters of study. Students should also consult their academic advisor for help in planning their schedules.
New Media students need a high school algebra background equivalent to CPE 0500 or MTH 0500 Pre-Algebra. Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 Computer Fundamentals, as a preparatory course before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 Beginning Keyboarding.
Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. Some colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.