Welcome to the Grace College Art program! A major in Web design and development will enable you to pursue a professional career that utilizes your artistic design and technology development skills. This major focuses on providing you a with a foundational understanding by integrating courses and competencies from both the Art Department and the Management of Information Systems Program.
Uniquely balanced, the purpose of this major is to provide both aspects of design and development. You will be capable of creating an aesthetically pleasing design as well as implementing your design through the development of a functional web product.
Dedicated to setting you up for success, the faculty serves to prepare you for the professional environment. Experienced in graphic design, web development and marketing management, they will guide you in understanding real world applications from a Biblical perspective.
Examples of courses in this major:
An introductory course that uses manual and digital processes to explore visual communication theories and techniques. Relationships between content and social and cultural context will be explored. Prerequisite: ART 2110.
This studio design course explores tools and techniques for digital-based imaging, editing, and layout. Utilizing Adobe software, this course focuses on the development of visual skills through digital photo manipulation, illustrative rendering, and graphics file preparation. Technical processes for digital and print production will be introduced. Prerequisite VCD 2310.
This course builds on the concepts learned in ISM1150. Students will use an object-oriented programming language to build programs that solve given problems.
Students will synthesize topics from a number of previous courses while focusing on the creation and implementation of browser-based client-side applications. The focus of the course will be manipulation of the document object model using a client-side scripting language.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
B.F.A., Indiana University, Fort Wayne; M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion; M.F.A. in Visual Arts, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Kim Reiff has worked as a marketing communications manager, graphic designer and production manager.
B.S. in Computer Science and Business Administration, Grace College; M.B.A., Stetson University
Prior to coming to Grace in 1998, Rick Koontz spent nine years as manager of information systems for Scholastic Book Fairs in Lake Mary, Florida. In addition to his teaching, he is academic director of the Management of Information Systems program and works in the institution's Office of Information Technology. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management of Information Systems at North Central University.
B.F.A. Indiana University, Fort Wayne; M.F.A. The Ohio State University
In addition to his professional career in visual communication design, Richard Wanjema was the recipient of the Outstanding Coleman Fellow Award (2014-15), which was presented by the California State Senate.
Some of the positions you can obtain: