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Web and Digital Design Advanced Certificate

Study Synchronously Online or On Campus: It's Your Choice

This twelve-credit advanced certificate program provides the candidate with a solid foundation in web and digital design. Candidates are introduced to the key concepts, strategies, and tools needed to develop functional and responsive interactive websites. The program explores the important preliminary design activities of interface development, case studies, research and planning, asset creation, optimization, user testing, buying a website domain and publishing. Then candidates learn how to use SASS, a CSS preprocessor, scripting languages such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3), Bootstrap 4 Library, JavaScript and the Lean UX process to design websites from scratch. Candidates also create interactive projects that explore web, smart phone, tablet, and kiosk navigation, information architecture, user accessibility, metaphor, and user interaction. As a result, the candidate develops a basic, yet professional, portfolio of work without needing to commit to earning a master’s degree.

The candidate will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the basic concepts and current practices of front-end interactive Web design
  2. Engage in competitive research and planning
  3. Obtain, develop, and organize design assets
  4. Prototype and wireframe web site organization
  5. Construct a web site from scratch using current tools and languages
  6. Prototype a variety of design ideas for multiple end-uses
  7. Present design ideas in group settings
  8. Enter the Touro masters level web design program with 12 graduate credits
  9. Compete successfully for entry level web design positions in startup or corporate design settings

Semester 1

WMMN 609

Foundation and History of Design

This course explores the principles and elements of visual design, including the basic vocabulary of visual forms, the various materials used in the field, related technical and computer skills, and important creative problem-solving strategies. A variety of creative projects are designed to challenge students to demonstrate their visual creative skills, their grasp of visual literacy, and their growing technical competence. Students submit their work to class critiques that assess their cumulative understanding of the concepts and skills taught.t
3 Credits

WMMN 611

Foundations of Web Design

This course presents students with the information and skills needed to use HTML and CSS to build responsive websites. Students develop sitemaps, wireframes, and style quides to help them conceptualize an effective web design strategy. They also learn how to create effective email advertising. Students complete the course with the necessary skills and knowledge to jumpstart their career in web design and development
3 Credits

Semester 2

WMMN 602

Intro to Web Development for UX/UI Designers

This foundation course introduces key concepts, tools, and technoloqies needed to design, build and troubleshoot web and multimedia projects, including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Query, and other server-side technologies. The goal is not to make students into full-time programmers, but rather to develop the solid proficiency needed to participate in the web development process and client/server communications. The course also teaches students how to collaborate more effectively with web developers and to continue to learn on their own.
3 Credits

WMMN 603

Responsive Web Development for UX/UI Designers

In this advanced-level web design and development course, students are introduced to the key concepts and tools needed to develop functional and responsive interactive websites. The course explores interface design and user experience, case studies, research and planning, asset creation, optimization, user testing, buying a website domain, and publishing the site to the Internet. Students learn how to use SASS a CSS preprocessor, scripting languages such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3), Bootstrap 4 Library, JavaScript and the Lean UX process for product desian. At the end of the course, students either design a website from scratch or select a website in need of a redesian for their final proiect presentation.
3 Credits

Required Courses that count towards the Web and Multimedia Masters of Arts Degree:

WMMN 603

Elective Courses that count toward the Web and Multimedia Masters of Arts Degree:

WMMN 602

Note:

Touro’s M.A. in Web and Multimedia Design Program consists of 6 core required courses and 5 electives for a total of 11 courses or 33 credits for graduation. Students that complete the Web and Digital Design Advanced Certificate Program will have a 6‐year time limit to apply for the WMM Master’s Programs after certificate completion. Upon completion of the Advanced Certificate Program, students will have to take 5 additional required core courses and 4 electives to finish their master’s degree. That would be a total of 9 additional courses, with the possibility of preparatory courses added based on their background and transcript review. A full listing of all required courses can be found here.