Visual Communication AAS Degree: Web Design Track
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Credits earned in the Web Design Certificate Level II program may be applied to this degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-University Park (pending THECB Approval at LSC-University Park)
- Partial program offered at LSC-Montgomery, and LSC-Tomball
- Visual Communications Department
The goal of the Visual Communication program is to create a stimulating learning environment for students where they can pursue their specific interest within six areas of professional study: graphic design, multimedia, web design, video and post production, motion graphics and 3-D animation. Design services, publishing, advertising, public relations, computer systems design and related services contain areas of employment for the visual communication graduate.
Courses in the Web Design track focus on implementing design principles and creativity into interactive and digital platform designs. Students learn different aspects of web based software and programming languages, along with web based technologies to generate dynamic, responsive, and artistic user interface designs and visual information.
The Visual Communication Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of 60 credit hours that include a common core of academic and a selection of technical courses. A certificate in Visual Communication is structured to be completed in 2-3 semesters and is designed to provide a core understanding of a specific area.
Please contact the Visual Communications Department for more information.
Credits earned in the Web Design Certificate Level II program may be applied to this degree.
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ARTC 1353||Computer Illustration||3|
|COSC 1336||Programming Fundamentals I||3|
|ARTC 1302||Digital Imaging I||3|
|ARTC 1317||Design Communication I||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|IMED 1316||Web Design I||3|
|IMED 1345||Interactive Digital Media I||3|
|ARTS 1316||Drawing I||3|
|IMED 1301||Introduction to Digital Media||3|
|Third Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|Elective||Math (1314 or Higher; MATH 1332 Suggested)1||3|
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|IMED 2315||Web Design II||3|
|IMED 2345||Interactive Digital Media II||3|
|IMED 1341||Interface Design||3|
|Elective||Creative Arts / Language, Philosophy & Culture1||3|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|IMED 2309||Internet Commerce||3|
|IMED 2313||Project Analysis and Design||3|
|IMED 2349||Internet Server Management||3|
|IMED 2311-or-ARTC 2380||Portfolio Development2-or-Cooperative Education - Commercial and Advertising Art2||3|
|Elective||General Education Elective1||3|
|Visual Communication AAS (Web Design Track) Program Total||60 Credits|
Median wage: $65,8341
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Web Designer2
- Web Developer2
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