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Web Development Adv. Cert.

Semester Requirements

Pete Lutz, Graduate Program Director
(585) 475-6162, Peter.Lutz@rit.edu

http://www.ist.rit.edu/

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.

Curriculum

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

Course Sem. 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:

  • Hold a baccalaureate (or equivalent) degree from an accredited institution,
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B average) or equivalent,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) for all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit a resume,
  • Complete a personal statement,
  • Submit two professional recommendations, and
  • Complete a graduate application.

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

Additional information

Prerequisites

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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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

As interactive technologies advance, the forms and approaches to human communication change—and the importance of enhancing the communication experience within electronic environments increases. This certificate provides an opportunity for students to gain firsthand knowledge and expertise in the art and science of interactive multimedia design. In this program, students explore the theories of interactive computing, the fundamentals of interactive multimedia, programming in an authoring language, multimedia design, and the impact of networked technologies in such areas as the Internet.

This certificate is intended for part-time study; therefore, RIT cannot issue I-20 paperwork for it. International students may study part-time through online learning.

Curriculum

Projects include the development of websites and interactive multimedia applications. The curriculum can be completed in as few as three quarters. Students have at their disposal a variety of computer, video, and digitizing equipment in our state-of-the-art interactive media laboratories.

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their graduate program adviser with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Program title change
Effective fall 2013, the program in interactive multimedia development will be renamed Web development. This change will not affect currently matriculated students.

Interactive multimedia development, advanced certificate, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
4004-741 Fundamentals of Web-based Multimedia 4
4004-730 Interactive Media Implementation 4
4004-737 Website Design and Technology 4
4004-745 Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction 4
  Two Web, interactive multimedia, or related electives 8
Total Quarter Credit Hours 24

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

All requirements for the certificate must be completed within the seven years of the date of the oldest course counted toward the degree. Bridge courses are excluded.

Maximum time limit

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

Prerequisites

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 at least one, but preferably two, undergraduate courses. Bridge courses are available to complete any requirements missing from the applicant’s credentials.

Admission requirements

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

  • Hold a baccalaureate (or equivalent) degree from an accredited institution,
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B),
  • Submit official transcipts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit two professional recommendations, and
  • Complete a gradute application.