Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies - Web Media and Design, B.A.

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Interdisciplinary Studies recognizes that academic disciplines do not exist in a vacuum, that to fully understand a subject one must move beyond the silos of the individual disciplines and integrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are to be found in related, complementary academic subjects. Thus the student will study at least two different subjects in the Interdisciplinary program, looking for connections between them.

About the Concentration

The Web Media and Design concentration combines the conceptual and visual strengths of an Arts education with the technical skills needed to develop web-based media. Small class sizes and well-equipped computer labs give students access to the resources they need to develop a strong body of work for graduation and future employment.  Students graduating with this degree will be prepared to start careers in digital product prototyping, web design, user experience (ux) design, web developers, and as artists who explore interactive media as a medium.

Total Major Requirements 43 Credits

Required Computer Science Courses 13 Credits

Required Art History Classes 6 Credits

Math Requirement 3 Credits

Advanced Writing Requirement 3 Credits

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Other Requirements

General Education Requirements

For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements  in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of at least 120 credits and all requirements for this specific program, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000.

Minimum Total Credits for The Degree: 120

Learning Goals and Assessment Criteria

Learning Goals:

  • Students will gain an understanding of user experience design
  • Students will gain an understanding of visual design
  • Students will gain an understanding of basic Computer Science concepts
  • Students will be able to design and prototype digital products

Assessment Criteria:

Students will acquire a coherent and broad-based knowledge of web design and development as well as interactive media. Graduates should develop a reasonable level of understanding of each subject area and of the processes that define the discipline, as well as an appreciation for the interrelationships that exist among them. The areas of study will include:

  • Graphic design
  • User Experience Design
  • Digital imaging and media 
  • Web Design and Development 
  • Software Design and Development
  • Fundamentals of Computational Thinking

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