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Web Development (formerly Interactive Multimedia Development) Adv. Cert.

Program overview

As interactive technologies advance, the ways in which we communicate change—and the importance of enhancing the communication experience within electronic environments increases. The advanced certificate in Web development provides an opportunity for students to gain firsthand knowledge and expertise in the art and science of interactive multimedia design. In this certificate, students explore  theories of interactive computing, fundamentals of interactive design, Web and multimedia programming, and the impact of networked technologies in Web communications.


Projects include the development of websites and interactive multimedia applications. Students have at their disposal a variety of computer, video, and digitizing equipment in our state-of-the-art interactive media laboratories.

Web development, advanced certificate, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
HCIN-610 Foundations of HCI 3
ISTE-645 Foundations of Web Technologies I 3
ISTE-646 Foundations of Web Technologies II 3
HCIN-636 Interactive Programming 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 12

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in Web development, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

This certificate is intended for part-time, on-campus study; therefore, RIT cannot issue I-20 paperwork.

Additional information


Due to continuing advances in the technologies used for interactive multimedia, knowledge of programming is necessary in this field. Students must have object-oriented programming skills equivalent to one year of study. Bridge courses are available to complete any requirements missing from the applicant’s credentials.

Maximum time limit

University policy requires that graduate programs be completed within seven years of the student's initial registration for courses in the program. Bridge courses are excluded.

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