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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Visual Art & Design - Web Design Emphasis: AAS (CTE)


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Associate of Applied Science | 68 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Department
South City Campus
General Information:
(801) 957-4073
Program Information: (801) 957-3361
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Cindy Clark, SCC, 1.061ME (801) 957-3361
Academic Advisor: Gordon Storrs, SCC, 1.061MD (801) 957-3361

Program Faculty
ADAMSON, Rob - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
CHAMBERS, Sheila - Professor, BA Communications, MFA Illustration
CURRAN, Jessica -Assistant Professor, BFA Graphic Design, MFA Graphic Communications Management, MFA Media Design
EREKSON, J. Chad - Assistant Professor, BFA Animation
GONZALES, Kerry - Associate Professor, BFA Graphic Design
GRAHAM, Rick - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
GRUENDELL, Lana - Professor, AAS Graphic Design, BFA Drawing & Painting, MEd Educational Technology
HYANS, Whitney King - Associate Professor, BS Photography, BFA Photography, MFA Photography
MARTIN, Terry - Assistant Professor, CERT Photography, AAS / AA General & Photography, BFA Equivalent Photography
REILAND, Neal - Associate Professor, BA Business Administration Marketing / Advertising
ROSENBERGER, Ed - Assistant Professor, AS General, BFA Photography
WILSON, Andrew - Assistant Professor, BA Business Administration Visual Technology / Internet Emphasis, MBA Business Administration

Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s)
RICHARDSON, Trudy - Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting

Program Description
Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field. The Visual Art & Design Department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Graphic Communications Technologies.

Students who elect to pursue an AAS degree in Web Design will prepare themselves for entry-level work in the design, creation, and maintenance of websites. Web Design students will obtain both creative and technical skill sets in Web Design, HTML, CSS and JavaScript alongside structural knowledge of web marketing, web animation, e-Commerce, the social and mobile web.

Career Opportunities
Web Design artists find varied careers in the design, creation, and maintenance of websites in the promotion, film, broadcast, visual effects, mobile, and Internet industries.  Job titles may include: Web Designer, Web Project Manager, Media Designer, Web Developer, Content Developer, Front-End Developer, Social Media Strategist, UI Designer, Interaction Designer, Art Director, UX Designer, Web Master, SEO Specialist, Digital Marketing Manager, Content Manager, Web Manager, Web Strategist, Web Marketing Director, Web Animator.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This AAS Degree is currently not transferable to four year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design Department is committed to general and pre-professional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis.

Program Entry Requirements

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Recommended: Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with traditional drawing, computers, and graphic software.

Estimated Cost for Students
In addition to tuition and fees, and depending on chosen electives, web design students may expect to pay an estimated $300 for books, hosting and supplies needed for class projects and portfolio development in this two-year program.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
Demonstrate substantive knowledge of the principles and elements of design. 1, 4, 7
Demonstrate competent application and execution to industry standards of current web page front-end programming technologies. 1, 3, 4, 7
Illustrate competent mastery of current web design and development software. 1, 4, 7
Prove proficiency in social, promotional, and mobile web marketplaces utilizing ethical practices. 1, 2, 6, 7

General Education Requirements


Core Skills:


Composition (EN) 3 Credits


Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits


Communication (CM) 3 Credits


Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits


Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)


Complete one 3-credit hour course from the list of General Education Distribution Areas (BS, FA, HU, ID, PS, SS). See SLCC General Catalog for complete list of approved courses. Students may wish to consult with a Faculty Advisor for assistance when selecting a Distribution Course.

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3
Social Science (SS)  3

Recommended distribution courses


The following are RECOMMENDED distribution courses for Web Design students

Advising Notes:


Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better grade in order to continue in the program. A student may be dropped from a class if the prerequisite has not been completed. If progress is not deemed satisfactory, students will be counseled and/or given probationary status.

Note: Students or professionals wishing to register for a class in which a prerequisite class is required but has not been taken, should contact the instructor about acquiring possible approval to register for the class.

Students should check the semester class schedule on the Internet at www.slcc.edu for availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment. Required departmental classes are not offered every semester. To graduate in two years, students are encouraged to follow the Recommended Sequence.

Not all Visual Art & Design (ART) classes may be audited. This is especially true for any Visual Art & Design class that has a prerequisite (see course catalog for list of prerequisite classes). Auditing a prerequisite course does not guarantee that the student has mastered the required skills needed for the next level class. Some Visual Art & Design classes that have a prerequisite may be audited if the student can demonstrate an appropriate skill level to the instructor before registering for the class. Students wishing to audit any Visual Art & Design (ART) class without officially completing a prerequisite class (with a ‘C’ grade or better) must obtain signed permission from the instructor or email authorization before registering for the class. Visual Art & Design (ART) classes that do not have a prerequisite may be audited as per the Auditing Classes guidelines listed in the SLCC catalog.

For information on clubs or organizations within the Visual Art & Design Department, contact the advisor or instructors in the individual areas of specialization.

Additional Program Notes:


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