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.

Policies

Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must earn a minimum grade of 2.00 in all courses applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: DMWD

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Coursework

Core
Select one course from the following:3
Introduction to Web Design
Web Authoring and Design
Multimedia and Web Design
Design
Select one course from the following:3
New Media in the Creative Arts (Mason Core)
Typography (Mason Core)
Graphic Design Methods and Principles
Information Visualization
User Experience Design or Accessibility
Select one course from the following:3
Web Design and Usability
Web Accessibility and Design
Software Usability Analysis and Design
Content Development
Select one course from the following:3
Online Journalism
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
New Media in the Creative Arts (Mason Core)
Typography (Mason Core)
Graphic Design Methods and Principles
Mobile App Design
Web Design and Usability
Advanced Web Design
Digital Postproduction
Online Journalism
Digital Communication
Web Accessibility and Design
Rhetoric and New Media
Digital Creative Writing
Web I: Web Development
Web Server Administration
Web Development using Content Management Systems
Information Visualization
Software Usability Analysis and Design
Capstone
ENGH 479Digital Media and Web Design Capstone3
Total Credits18