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Web Development

The Web Development proficiency educates the student from the ground up in web design and development using industry standard technology, workflow, and principles. Enrolled students will benefit from courses like Web Development I and II, Interface Design, and Content Management Systems. Students will be prepared to design, develop, and publish websites and digital content with a distinct ministry focus. This proficiency can be taken with any concentration.

Course ID Credit Hours Course
GD 221 2

Graphic Design 1

Graphic design is a fundamental skill in media. This course will provide the students with the opportunity to learn to design graphics to enhance print and web media. Graphic design principles and techniques will be studied to learn how to effectively communicate visually. Modern trends and techniques will be studied to keep graphics looking current. PREREQUISITE: None

ID 231 2

Web Development 1

This course is designed to provide the student with skills to design and develop professional websites, teaching the student how to plan, build, and publish for the web medium. HTML and CSS syntax, along with development best practices, will be emphasized throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: None

ID 234 2

WordPress Development

This course is designed to introduce and instruct students in installing, designing, and maintaining WordPress as a content management system. Website frameworks will also be explored, which will enable the web developer to manage larger and more sophisticated websites that can continually expand and develop as ministry needs arise. Prerequisite: ID 231

ID 333 2

Interface Design

This course will enable the student to effectively design the interfaces of websites and mobile applications. Students will learn how people use and consume data and the most effective methods of displaying information to the end user. Interface design methodology will be implemented in a website design that takes advantage of modern technology. Prerequisite: GD 221

ID 335 2

Web Development 2

This course is designed to build on the foundation laid in Web Development 1 with instruction in advanced CSS animation and layout, working with embedded media, developing a long-term web strategy through content, and responsive design and layout. The student will learn to design and build more advanced websites with cutting-edge technologies. Prerequisite: ID 231, ID 333

VA 101 2

Media Foundations

This course is designed to help the students understand how a church as an organization effectively communicates both to its members and to its community in order to further the cause of Christ. The students will learn and understand the basics of creativity and communication, web development, church audio, print design, video production, and technology—all with a ministry-specific emphasis.

VA 102 2

Digital Imaging

Students will learn to use Adobe Photoshop and digital imaging techniques for compositing and stylistic manipulation when integrating imagery into a larger design aesthetic. Emphasis will be placed upon establishing page layout, graphics manipulation, and pre-press skills. Projects will be given to reinforce the use of application features and equip the student to effectively use these technologies in design and in preparation for other media courses. Prerequisite: None

VA 498 2

Visual Arts Portfolio (non-Visual Arts degrees only)

This course is designed to provide the student with guidance in creating visual arts projects for inclusion in a portfolio that could be presented to a potential hiring ministry. This portfolio will showcase the student’s work throughout his visual arts training. Students will receive assignments and instruction in-class and work through the necessary projects given throughout the course. This 2-credit course is taken as part of a visual arts proficiency. Prerequisite: VA 101, VA 102, and GD 221; and GD 223, GD 324, GD 425, ID 231, ID 234, ID 333, ID 335, VP 141, VP 142, or VP 244

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