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. in Web Design and Development


Examples of courses in this major:

VCD 2310 Visual Communication Design I

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.

VCD 2510 Visual Communication Design II

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.

ISM 2150 Object-Oriented Computer Programming

This course builds on the concepts learned in ISM1150. Students will use an object-oriented programming language to build programs that solve given problems.

ISM 2700 HTML and 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 4110 Client-Side Programming

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.