Web Design and Development


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.

Course Requirements for a B.A. or B.S. Web Design & Development


Examples of courses in this major:

ART 2500 Computer Graphics: Design I

This computer laboratory course for the graphic designer concentrates on all aspects of desktop publishing for print and web page design and layout. Software covered includes Adobe InDesign and Adobe Dreamweaver.

ART 2550 Computer Graphics: Design II

A computer laboratory course that focuses on the software used by graphic designers and illustrators to edit images and to utilize innovative illustration techniques for print and web page design. The major software programs explored are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

ISM 2100 Computer Programming

This course builds on the concepts learned in ISM110. Students will use an object-oriented programming language to build programs that solve given problems.

ISM 2700 HTML & Web Development

This course will focus on the creation, modification and implementation of Web pages using HTML and CSS. Coverage will also include some JavaScript and the Document Object Model. At successful completion of the course, the student will be able to design, build, and implement Web sites.

ISM 4100 Advanced Programming

Students will integrate topics from a number of previous courses to create data-enabled Web applications.