Jun 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

New Media Production: Web Design and Development Certificate (NWDC-CC-NMP)

Location(s): Middlesex


DRAFT CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this draft catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

***This certificate is pending final approval by spring 2023 governance***


The Web Design and Development program offers students opportunities to integrate the world of computers, Internet, art and multimedia in completion of the certificate. It covers relevant areas of web site construction, including designing and programming pages, developing multimedia content, as well as building and managing a web site.

This program is designed not only for the person who wants to design and develop a personal web site, but also for the systems, publishing or business professional who would like to understand the capabilities of this powerful technology and to use it to provide innovative solutions to business problems.

This 30-credit certificate program is intended as a stackable credential for students looking to specialize in corporate media production. When enrolling in this program as a standalone occupational certificate, it is recommended that students entering the program either have an associate degree or higher or are enrolled in the Digital Media Production associate degree program to improve employability upon graduation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Effectively use a variety of industry standard tools and processes for producing contemporary forms of digital media across multiple delivery platforms and delivery systems.
    Assessment:
    • Equipment and software certification tests
    • Project and instructor portfolio review
    • Workflow analysis and instructor review
    • Review of effective project delivery across platforms
  • Use advanced technologies within a chosen area of specialization with the goal of successfully transitioning from school to working in the industry
    Assessment: 
    • Equipment and software certification tests
    • Project and instructor portfolio review
    • Work site supervisor and evaluation
  • Plan, create and maintain a professional portfolio highlighting and marketing professional skills and capabilities. Showcase this portfolio via websites, blogs, and social media to achieve employment and educational goals.
    Assessment:
    • Equipment and software certification tests
    • Project and instructor portfolio review
    • Continuous instructor review of online portfolio and social media presence
  • Demonstrate key competencies in media writing, video production, audio production, graphic design, interactive media, photography and other technologies within digital media arts.
    Assessment: 
    • Equipment and software certification tests
    • Grading of written materials
    • Application of aesthetic techniques to class projects
    • Project and portfolio review
    • Thesis project instructor review and/or review by professional
  • Apply critical thinking and aesthetic judgments in creating collaborative Digital Media projects.
    Assessment:
    • Ability to apply aesthetics examined in media works to personal and class projects
    • Instructor review
    • Demonstrate successful collaboration with piers and professionals as needed
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, visually, verbally and in writing, using techniques appropriate for the intended audience.
    Assessment:
    • Demonstrate media literacy skills through presentation of written, aural and visual media
    • Research and evaluate media through audience analysis and critiques
    • Instructor review
  • Apply course knowledge and gain media production experience in a work environment through experiential learning including internships, practicums and community engaged learning.
    Assessment:
    • Instructor review of experiential learning blogs and logs
    • On-site work supervisor evaluations of student work ethic, projects and collaboration
    • review of student experiential learning evaluation

 

Program is eligible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)