Minor in Digital Media and Web Design (CHSS)

This minor provides students with opportunities to learn and apply advanced strategies for website design, content development, and user interaction and accessibility in website creation. Students interested in pursuing a career in digital media and web content design and management will develop a portfolio that demonstrates their skills, competencies and products produced throughout the minor.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

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Coursework

Core
Select one course from the following: 3
AVT 217
Introduction to Web Design
Web Authoring and Design
IT 213
Multimedia and Web Design
Design
Select one course from the following: 3
AVT 180
New Media in the Creative Arts (Mason Core)
AVT 215
Typography (Mason Core)
AVT 311
Graphic Design Methods and Principles
IT 415
Information Visualization
User Experience Design or Accessibility
Select one course from the following: 3
AVT 415
Web Design and Usability
EDIT 426
Web Accessibility and Design
SWE 205
Software Usability Analysis and Design
Content Development
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Media Production
Digital Communication
Rhetoric and New Media
Digital Creative Writing
Elective
Select one course not already taken as a required course above from the following: 3
AVT 180
New Media in the Creative Arts (Mason Core)
AVT 215
Typography (Mason Core)
AVT 311
Graphic Design Methods and Principles
AVT 319
Mobile App Design
AVT 411
Motion Design
AVT 415
Web Design and Usability
AVT 420
Advanced Web Design
Introduction to Media Production
Digital Postproduction
Digital Communication
EDIT 426
Web Accessibility and Design
Rhetoric and New Media
Digital Creative Writing
IT 315
Mobile Development
IT 331
Web I: Web Development
IT 332
Web Server Administration
IT 335
Web Development using Content Management Systems
IT 415
Information Visualization
SWE 205
Software Usability Analysis and Design
Capstone
IT/AVT/COMM 479 Digital Media and Web Design Capstone 3
Total Credits 18