2022-2023 Course Catalog

Web Development Graduate Certificate

12 credits

Admission Requirements

  • Resumé
  • Completed free online application
  • A bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts showing highest degree obtained


+Certificate Requirements

PWR673 Web Design and Development I

This course will provide an introduction to the technical skills needed for designing on-line content and interactive multimedia. Current multimedia tools for use in creating web-based products will be taught with ample opportunity for practice. Students learn authoring tools and multimedia techniques while covering topics, including non-text-based communication, integration of visuals, the animation of text and graphics, and digital video web-deployment.

PWR674 Web Design and Development II

A continuation of Web Design and Development I, this course will advance student knowledge and understanding of multimedia authoring tools.

PWR662 Writing for Digital Media

This class will prepare students to enter these fields by teaching the strategies and skills needed to make compelling interactive experiences. Specifically, students will focus on developing their abilities to conceptualize, design, and create multimedia applications. Areas of focus will include: strategies for understanding and documenting audience needs and expectations; basics of effective user interface design; and typical process and artifacts involved with multimedia application development.



PWR621 Use of New and Social Media

This course seeks to give students the skills and confidence to create interesting and informative digital presentations based on simple presentation design and delivery options.

Pre-requisites Complete the following course:
  • PWR601 Introduction to Professional Writing
  • 3
    PWR670 Principles of Information Architecture

    In this course students will learn about the evolution of the discipline and the underlying principles and fundamentals, including task analysis, scenario development, taxonomy creation, and findability design. We will build on these basics with practical and contemporary applications and tools.

    Pre-requisites Complete the following course:
  • PWR601 Introduction to Professional Writing
  • 3