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 Web Design 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-106 Writing for the Communication Professions 3
COM-212 Publication Design 3
COM-261 Multimedia Production I: Interactive Design 3
COM-360 Advanced Publication Design (COM 212) 3
COM-364 Multimedia Production II: Web Design (COM 261) 3
COM-460

Multimedia Production III: Advanced Interactive Design (COM 364)

3

Two courses from the following:

6
COM-201 Communication Theory (COM 104 or 290)  
COM-204 Advanced Speech  
COM-205 Theories of Persuasion  
COM-234 Audio Production  
COM-253 Organizational Communication  
COM-262

COM-361
Graphic Imaging for Multimedia
or
Photography
 
COM-265 3D Graphic Animation  
COM-331 Television Production (COM 230)  
COM-363 Converging Digital Media  
COM-365 Graphic Animation (COM 262 or COM 361)  
ADV-311 Advertising Copy and Layout (ADV 200 and COM 212)  
CIS-185 Information Systems Essentials  
CIS-195 Internet Applications Development  
CIS-340 Electronic 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.