Web Design

Designing and implementing web pages and interactive media, as well as learning the secrets of effective print design and production, are the focuses of Rider's Multimedia major. Students learn about design and visual-communication theory and create portfolios and web-based interactive resumes. In the capstone course, students work with real clients to create a web presence.

Departmental Core (24 credits)

Web Design Major (24 semester hours)

COM-106Writing for the Communication Professions3
COM-212Publication Design3
COM-261Multimedia Production I: Interactive Design3
COM-360Advanced Publication Design (COM 212)
COM-364Multimedia Production II: Web Design (COM 261)

Multimedia Production III: Advanced Interactive Design (COM 364)


Two courses from the following:

COM-201Communication Theory (COM 104 or 290)
COM-204Advanced Speech 
COM-205Theories of Persuasion 
COM-234Audio Production 
COM-253Organizational Communication 

Graphic Imaging for Multimedia
3D Graphic Animation
COM-331Television Production (COM 230) 
COM-363Converging Digital Media 
COM-365Graphic Animation (COM 262 or COM 361)
ADV-311Advertising Copy and Layout (ADV 200 and COM 212) 
CIS-185Information Systems Essentials 
CIS-195Internet Applications Development 
CIS-340Electronic Commerce (CIS 185)

Note: Students may not carry a double major within the department. Communication and journalism majors may declare only one minor in the department. No more than two courses may be used to meet the requirements for both a major and a minor in the department.

If a student receives a grade lower than “C” in a course required in a major or minor in the department, the student must repeat the course. Credit will only be awarded once for a course that is repeated. The student must also repeat the course before enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite.

Disclaimer:  The course information provided above is from the 2014-2015 Academic Catalog and is updated annually as new editions are released.  Prior editions of the catalog are also available online.  The catalog under which the student enters serves as the official record of admission, academic, and graduation requirements.  It is the student’s individual responsibility to be aware of the current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program.  While the University makes reasonable efforts to keep website material current and correct, this information is subject to the University's academic policy committees, relevant accreditation organizations, and (in some instances) state and federal laws and regulations.