Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Created for working professionals, these classes weave three essential, interactive strands together: Design, development, and marketing.

In this course, students learn how to apply style to HTML using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students will create well crafted web pages using various CSS selectors and properties, including fonts, colors, divs and spans, layout, and positioning. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer; students are assumed to have a strong fluency with HTML.

Online - Asynchronous
Feb 22 - Apr 1
Online - Asynchronous
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In this course, students expand on their understanding of HTML and CSS, laying a foundation for more advanced development work. Students will explore advanced topics, such as: CSS frameworks, emerging web standards, client and server side scripting, mobile development, development tools, and more. Students complete a large development project for their portfolio. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Online - Asynchronous
Apr 4 - May 10
Online - Asynchronous
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In this course, students learn the fundamentals of marketing and how it relates to the design and development process. Students connect the marketing concepts learned in previous courses to the larger concepts of marketing and advertising as a whole. Interactive channels open a new world of connecting with a target market. Marketing concepts of ROI, the marketing mix, and business objectives are blended with new ways of connecting with engaging target markets. In their final project, students apply skills learned throughout the course by building an interactive marketing plan.

Online - Asynchronous
Jan 19 - May 10
Online - Asynchronous
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Build your website to work with multiple devices and screen sizes: laptops, tablets, and smartphones. In Responsive Design, students learn the principles of Mobile First design and progressive enhancement, ultimately building their own quality multiplatform experience regardless of screen size. Topics include: CSS3 media queries, flexible grids and elements, touchscreen versus cursor, and jQuery Mobile. / Open to students ages 18 and above. 

Online - Asynchronous
Jan 19 - May 10
Online - Asynchronous
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This course covers research, ideation, and application related to branding, publications, systems, signage, mapping, and other information architecture. By the end of the course, students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the handling, use, and application of typography. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Online - Asynchronous
Jan 19 - May 10
Online - Asynchronous
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This course builds on the design fundamentals, and tools covered in Web Design: Principles and Collaborative Workflows. Students are introduced to branding for the web, motion design, designing for applications and content management. Students also design for multiple platforms, emphasizing the constant state of change in the interactive field. A final design project incorporates these feature-rich interactive elements into a formal specification ready for programming. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

 

Online - Asynchronous
Jan 19 - May 10
Online - Asynchronous
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This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Students will explore how the web works, tags, links, images, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), directory structure, wireframing, web development best practices, and lay the foundation for further web development in the next course, Web Development Basics: CSS. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer.

Online - Asynchronous
Jan 19 - Feb 19
Online - Asynchronous
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This course introduces students to server-side/backend web development via PHP and the Wordpress content management system (CMS). Students learn how these tools can be used to create dynamic pages and templates that allow for creating and publishing content without repetitive page development. They are introduced to version control using Git and integrate that into their development workflow. Students learn how to translate design comps and static HTML/CSS mockups into a dynamic site using Wordpress.

Online - Asynchronous
Jan 19 - May 10
Online - Asynchronous
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