Interactive Media - Web Design

Enter one of the hottest fields in technology today with an Interactive Media-Web Design associate's degree from Montco.

Classes take place in state-of-the-art computer labs at Central Campus in Blue Bell and/or West Campus in Pottstown. You can also take some classes online.

After graduation our students frequently transfer to four-year institutions offering interactive media studies. These include such local or online universities as Temple, Drexel, Pennsylvania College of Technology, DeVry and Walden, among others.

Program outcomes
  • Implement fundamental principles of typography, graphic and visual design;
  • Use visual communication and imaging techniques for interactive web applications.

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Quantitative Reasoning Course 3 - 4
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity Course 3
Elective Oral Communication Course 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Course 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning Course 3 - 4

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ART 135 Typography 3
ART 148 Graphic Design Applications 3
ART 231 Graphic Design I 3
ART 233 Visual Design for the Web 3
CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts 3
CIS 111B Computer Science II: Object Oriented Programming 3
CIS 114 Web Design and Development 3
CIS 141 Introduction to Linux 3
CIS 119 User Interface/Experience Design 3
CIS 140 Client Side Web Development 3
CIS 210 Applied Software Development 3
CIS 216 Interactive Media Capstone 3
CIS 245 Database Management Systems/SQL 3
CIS/ART Elective. Any 3-credit CIS course (except CIS 110 and CIS 155) or ART 135 or ART 148 3

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 3
Elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3-4
Elective Any Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
CIS 114 Web Design and Development 3
CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 111B Computer Science II: Object Oriented Programming 3
CIS 141 Introduction to Linux 3
Elective Any Oral Communication Elective 3
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
CIS 119 User Interface/Experience Design 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ART 148 Graphic Design Applications 3
CIS 245 Database Management Systems/SQL 3
CIS 140 Client Side Web Development 3
CIS 210 Applied Software Development 3
ART 135 Typography 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective 3-4
ART 231 Graphic Design I 3
ART 233 Visual Design for the Web 3
CIS/ART Elective Any CIS 3-credit course (Except CIS 110 and CIS 155) or ART 148 or ART 135 3
CIS 216 Interactive Media Capstone 3

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 3
CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 111B Computer Science II: Object Oriented Programming 3
CIS 114 Web Design and Development 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3-4
Elective Any Oral Communication Elective 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 141 Introduction to Linux 3
CIS 140 Client Side Web Development 3
ART 148 Graphic Design Applications 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 119 User Interface/Experience Design 3
CIS 245 Database Management Systems/SQL 3
ART 135 Typography 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
CIS/ART Elective Any CIS 3-credit course (Except CIS 110 and CIS 155) or ART 148 or ART 135 3

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 210 Applied Software Development 3
ART 216 Graphic Design I 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
ART 233 Visual Design for the Web 3
CIS 216 Interactive Media Capstone 3

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective 3-4
Elective Any Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3