Web Design is designed to provide progression from introductory web-design skills and understandings in Year 1, through increasing subject expertise and specialisation in Year 2, to student-led, professional-standard project work in Year 3.
Year 1 provides a comprehensive introduction to the essential creative contexts, software applications, and professional practices related to digital design. Students share a common first year with the other single honours digital design programme at the Broadstairs campus: Graphic Design.
In Year 1, all students study hands-on modules in Web Design, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Lens Based Media, Creative Practice, and an underpinning theoretical module, Design Contexts.
In Year 2, students select a range of modules from those available, tailoring their studies with the skills relevant to their career objectives. The compulsory ones are: Creative Web Design, Design for Content Management Systems, Introduction to Professional Practice, and Creative Contexts. The optional ones are: Design for Screen, Design for Print, 3D Graphics, Digital Image Manipulation, Lens Based Media, Advanced Animation, or Individual Project.
In Year 3, students further develop their specialist expertise by working on a large, industry-equivalent project that demonstrates professional web design skills. The compulsory modules are: Major Practical Project, Mixed Media Research Methods, Mixed Media Essay, and Professional Practice. Optional ones are: Advanced Web Design, Advanced Graphic Design, or Advanced Video & Motion Graphics.