ART-245: Interactive Design

Liberal Arts
Art (Art History)
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Interactive Design
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
ENG-081/093 Eligible or Higher
ART-107 and CIS-126, or instructor permission

Catalog Course Description

To provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for work in the field of interactive design.Explores designing and developing interactive web designs applications using Photoshop, HTML, CSS, and Dreamweaver. This class meets for six (6) hours a week.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. The principles of design in web related projects.
    • Develop web sites using design principles specific to web development.
  2. Trends in web design and technology.
    • Evaluate current web design trends such as minimalism
  3. Conceptual development and web design methodologies.
    • Practice appropriate methodology in web design: research, site plan, conceptual sketches, prototype in Photoshop, concluding with site production using HTML/CSS and Dreamweaver.
  4. Review HTML and CSS.
    • Construct and format HTML text in web sites, including the use of cascading style sheets.
  5. File management and saving assets for the web using Adobe Photoshop.
    • Prepare graphics and assets in Photoshop for use in interactive projects.
  6. Successful typographic treatments for the web / web fonts.
    • Choose effective typographic choices for web design.
  7. Navigation and an introduction to the heuristics of user experience.
    • Design a logical, and useful, creative user experience.
  8. Introduction to the use of Dreamweaver in web design.

    *Construct a web site capstone web project using both HTML/CSS and Dreamweaver.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Midterm and Final
  • Projects as described in the course syllabus
  • Class Participation includes discussions and critiques
  • Completion of capstone project

To be determined by instructor.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Portfolio Review
Portfolio Review Details

Provide, in writing, a request to the department. Indicate the rationale for requesting credit and describing the type of college-level learning or course descriptions. Portfolio must contain 3-5 pieces of evidence that illustrates competency in all course learning objectives. Department faculty will evaluate submitted portfolios based on the evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in School of Liberal Arts Office. Interview with appropriate departmental faculty to discuss the request and work samples.

Interview Details

Interview, given in department by department faculty. Faculty will interview applicants based on submitted portfolio and will assess against evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in Division Office.

Other Details

Determined by department.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date