(Effective Fall 2011)

This completion degree major is specifically designed for students who have completed an associate's degree and desire to further their education in an online baccalaureate degree program. The online 2+2 program complements the student's associate's degree without duplicating course work. The Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Multimedia increases graduates' marketability for positions and projects that demand skills in designing and building multimedia interfaces, applications, environments, and experiences. The curriculum includes two semesters of foundational courses, based on the vendor-neutral CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster) certification.

Career Opportunities

The graduate is prepared for any of the following positions: Web Designer, Web Developer, multimedia specialist, interactive media specialist, and Internet publishing.

Recommended High School Subjects

This degree is designed for students who have completed an approved associate's degree; however, high school subjects that would be beneficial toward the completion of this degree include English, communication, algebra, and computer technology courses.

Special Admissions Requirements

Acceptance into the online Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Multimedia (BWM) degree requires a completed associate's degree in graphic design or other art-related specialty from an accredited or state-approved college or university. Students possessing associate's degrees in other fields may gain entry upon approval of the school. Students returning to college with a significant work history in an art-related field and an associate's degree would also be eligible for consideration.

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the degree program are expected to meet college standards for mathematics, reading, and English proficiency. Any deficiencies should be remediated during the first semester of the major.

Transfer Procedures

All students entering the major, having completed an associate's degree in graphic design or other art-related degrees will be considered for junior/third year status in the Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Multimedia (BWM) major. Students who have not met bachelor-degree requirements for the first four semesters will be required to do so while completing the BWM degree. Additional credits earned in the associate's degree that meet requirements for the bachelor's degree will be replaced with school-approved web design and multimedia directed elective courses.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • plan, design, and implement Web environments to meet clients needs.
  • create websites that convey information in an organized, logical structure.
  • develop styles to present the information in a pleasing manner according to best practices or industry standards.
  • evaluate functionality of web navigation.
  • evaluate human-computer interaction factors when planning the website.
  • create animation and develop compelling interactive environments.
  • create digital media to be rendered on traditional and mobile devices.
  • evaluate the needs for accessibility when producing web and multimedia components.

Performance Standards

Students must maintain a 'C' or greater in all BWM courses. If a 'D' or lower is earned, the course must be repeated. Failure to achieve a grade of 'C' or above after the maximum attempts allowed by College policy results in withdrawal from the major. Students should work closely with their advisers and with the program faculty to ensure that they are meeting all criteria for satisfactory progress in the program.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits
BWM Web Design & Multimedia Transfer Electives 15  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Second Semester Credits
BWM Web Design & Multimedia Transfer Electives 15  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Third Semester Credits
BWM Web Design & Multimedia Transfer Electives 9  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Fourth Semester Credits
ENL121 English Composition II 3  
or
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
MHI Math Elective (MTH113 or Higher) 3  
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3  
SCI Science Elective 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth Semester Credits
BWM160 Introduction to Scripting and Databases 3  
BWM150 Introduction to Web Page Development 3  
ART Art Elective 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
MKT240 Principles of Marketing 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Sixth Semester Credits
BWM250 Creating Web Applications 3  
BWM252 Mastering Web Design Tools and Technologies 3  
BWM254 Advanced Web Design Practices 3  
MKT330 Advertising 3  
MMM Math Elective (MTH151 or Higher) 3  
OEA Open Elective / Associate 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Seventh Semester Credits
BWM350 Interactive Scripting 3  
BWM355 Interactive Animation 3  
BWM359 Web Project Management 3  Writing Enriched Requirement
MGT311 Electronic Commerce for Business 3  Science, Technology and Society Requirement
SPC301 Organizational Communication 3  Cultural Diversity Requirement
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Eighth Semester Credits
BWM456 Device Development 3  
BWM498 Web and Multimedia Senior Capstone 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
SCL Science Elective with lab 4  
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 16