Web Design and Development

Curriculum

First Year (31 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Mathematics I
  • Mathematics II

DEC Process

  • Integrative Design Process

Major Courses

  • Design Essentials 
  • Drawing Essentials
  • Design II: Intro to Graphic Design 
  • Principles of User Experience
  • Theory of Electronic Communication Seminar

Second Year (32 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication

DEC Core

  • Systems: Scientific Understanding
  • Framework: Business Models

Major Courses

  • Typography & Iconography for Digital Media
  • Fundamentals of Web Programming
  • Foundations in Web Design & Strategy
  • Media Production
  • Principles of Marketing

Third Year (27 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • American Diversity
  • Global Citizenship
  • Debating Global Issues

DEC Methods

  • Integrative Seminar: Ethnographic Research Methods

Major Courses

  • Advanced Web Design & Strategy 
  • Javascript Programming
  • User Interface Design
  • Portfolio Development Seminar
  • Marketing in a Digital Environment
  • Web Design and Development Elective

Fourth Year (30 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • Capstone Folio Workshop

Major Courses

  • Capstone Project Preparation 
  • Content Management Systems and E-Commerce
  • Web Performance and Optimization
  • Interactive Design Capstone 
  • Web Design and Development Elective
  • [2] Free Electives (6 Credits)

 

Example Web Design and Development Elective Options
  • Intro to Photography: Digital
  • Studio Photography
  • Illustration
  • Text, Sound and Image
  • Survey of E-commerce
  • Storytelling/Storyboarding
  • Comics & Graphic Narrative
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Animation
  • Motion Graphics I
  • Motion Graphics II
  • Digital Audio Production
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Intro to Mechatronics
  • Special Topic Integrated Project
  • Independent Study
  • Internship

For complete course descriptions, please visit the Thomas Jefferson University Undergraduate Course Descriptions here. To review the program sequence checksheet, a PDF can be downloaded here.

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