Web Development Advanced certificate

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Overview

Develop an expertise in interactive multimedia design as you enhance the communication and digital media experience.


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.

Students explore the 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.

Curriculum

Web Development, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
HCIN-610
Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction
Human-computer interaction (HCI) is a field of study concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them. This course surveys the scope of issues and foundations of the HCI field: cognitive psychology, human factors, interaction styles, user analysis, task analysis, interaction design methods and techniques, and evaluation. This course will focus on the users and their tasks.
3
ISTE-645
Foundations of Web Technologies I
This class provides an introduction to internet and web technologies. Topics include an introduction to the internet and basic internet technologies (including, but not limited to: SSH, SFTP, UNIX, XHTML, CSS, Client-Side programming, and website publishing).
3
ISTE-646
Foundations Of Web Technologies II
This course builds on the basic aspects of web page development that are presented in the first course and extends that knowledge to focus on issues and technologies related to the design and development of web sites. Topics include advanced internet technologies (including, but not limited to: AJAX, server-side programming, database use and access, client libraries, server frameworks, and creating and consuming information services).
3
HCIN-636
Interactive Programming
This course teaches students how to program interactive components to create user interfaces and information visualization systems. Students will work with data, information, animation, and digital media to create interactive applications. Students will be introduced to visual layout and design concepts. Programming is required. Students will need to have taken one year of programming in a high-level language to be successful in this course.
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:

  • Complete a graduate application.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college. 
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) for all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a personal statement of educational objectives.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.

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Additional Info

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.

Study options

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