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Field of Study: Web Page and Multimedia Design

Introduction

Web page and multimedia design programs prepare people to design websites or images, graphics, and sound for the Internet.

 

Overview

Web page and multimedia design programs include topics such as:

  • Internet theory
  • Web page standards and policies
  • Elements of web page design
  • User interfaces
  • Interactive and multimedia components
  • Specific programming languages

Schools
Many community colleges and 2-year schools offer associate degree programs in web page and multimedia design. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in web page and multimedia design. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

A few universities offer graduate degrees in web page and multimedia design. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

 

College preparation

For this program, schools recommend that you know how to use a computer and the Internet.

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science and Programming
  • Art

 

Typical course work

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

  • Color Theory
  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Graphic Effects
  • Computer Hardware Systems
  • Database Management
  • Digital Audio and Video
  • Digital Photography and Editing
  • Operation Systems
  • People/Computer Interaction
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Theory of Design
  • Two- and Three-Dimensional Design
  • Web Authoring Systems
  • Web Publishing

 

 

Similar fields of study

Careers you may qualify for

Graphic Designers
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Web Developers

 

Resources

International Webmaster Association
http://www.iwanet.org/
Click on "Certification."

Schools that offer program

Click on the school name to see a list of their programs related to this field of study.

Art Institutes International Minnesota - Minneapolis, Located in Metro
Brainco - The Minneapolis School of Advertising, Design & Interactive Studies - Hopkins, Located in Metro
Bravura Training - St. Louis Park , Located in Metro
Center for Professional Development - Edina, Located in Metro
Century College Continuing Education and Customized Training - White Bear Lake, Located in Metro
Concordia University, St. Paul , Located in Metro
Dakota County Technical College - Rosemount, Located in Metro
Dakota County Technical College - Online - Rosemount, Located in Metro
DeVry University - Edina , Located in Metro
Dunwoody College of Technology - Minneapolis, Located in Metro
Hamline University - St. Paul, Located in Metro
Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park , Located in Metro
Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie , Located in Metro
Hennepin Technical College - Online - Brooklyn Park, Located in Metro
Herzing University - Minneapolis, Located in Metro
ITT Technical Institute - Eden Prairie, Located in Metro
Lake Superior College - Duluth, Located in Northeast
Lake Superior College - Online - Duluth, Located in Northeast
Minneapolis College of Art and Design , Located in Metro
Minneapolis Community and Technical College , Located in Metro
Minneapolis Community and Technical College - Online , Located in Metro
Minnesota School of Business - Richfield , Located in Metro
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical - Online - Red Wing, Located in Southeast
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical - Red Wing , Located in Southeast
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical - Winona , Located in Southeast
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Detroit Lakes , Located in Northwest
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls , Located in Northwest
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead , Located in Northwest
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Online - Perham, Located in Northwest
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Wadena , Located in Northwest
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Canby , Located in Southwest
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Granite Falls , Located in Southwest
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Jackson , Located in Southwest
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Online - Worthington, Located in Southwest
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Pipestone , Located in Southwest
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Worthington , Located in Southwest
North Hennepin Community College - Brooklyn Park, Located in
North Hennepin Community College - Online - Brooklyn Park, Located in Metro
Rasmussen College - Blaine , Located in Metro
Rasmussen College - Bloomington , Located in Metro
Rasmussen College - Brooklyn Park , Located in Metro
Rasmussen College - Eagan , Located in Metro
Rasmussen College - Lake Elmo , Located in Metro
Rasmussen College - Mankato , Located in Southwest
Rasmussen College - Moorhead , Located in Northwest
Rasmussen College - St. Cloud , Located in Central
Ridgewater College - Hutchinson , Located in Central
Ridgewater College - Online - Hutchinson, Located in Central
Ridgewater College - Willmar , Located in Central
Riverland Community College - Albert Lea , Located in Southeast
Riverland Community College - Austin , Located in Southeast
Riverland Community College - Online - Austin, Located in Southeast
Riverland Community College - Owatonna , Located in Southeast
Saint Paul College - St. Paul, Located in Metro
Saint Paul College - Online - St. Paul, Located in Metro
Sanford-Brown College - Mendota Heights, Located in Metro
South Central College - Faribault - Fairbault, Located in Southeast
South Central College - North Mankato , Located in Southeast
South Central College - Online - North Mankato, Located in Southeast
University of Northwestern St. Paul , Located in Metro