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Web Design

Instructor: Ms. Kristine Kelly, Email me! 317-259-5265 x44009

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One or two year program, two or three hours per day

 Prerequisite:  None (Beneficial to have had high school level art classes)

Related College or Technical School majors:  Communications, Computer Science, Web Design, Graphic Design, or you could go on to Computer Programming, Graphic Design, and Visual Communications

Job Opportunities: Web Designer, Web Developer, Freelancer, Graphic Design

Certification(s) available: Pending

Dual Credit: 6 credits from Ivy Tech

Youth Organization: SkillsUSA

Learning web design can launch a career or enhance existing ones. Many companies seek web designers to create websites plus possess graphic design skills. Web developers, who construct and manage databases, may find that adding design skills to their programming abilities increases opportunities in a competitive job market. Knowing web design can equip graphic artists and freelance writers for a wider range of assignments and allow someone to contribute talent to an organization’s website.

Students will develop the technical and creative skills that will enable them to use a variety of software and create their own Web pages. The focus of the class is to learn HTML and Dreamweaver and CSS to create Web pages. Students will also learn Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop to assist in their designs.  This course curriculum is an introduction to the design, creation, maintenance of web pages/websites, and to understand the importance of preplanning, design, color usage, and balancing content. With it, you will learn how to critically evaluate website quality; learn how to create and maintain quality web pages; learn about web design standards and why they’re important; and learn to create and manipulate images.  A strong emphasis is placed on memorization and note-taking skills. Every project you do will be skill based and help you build your portfolio.

It is important to know that WEB DESIGN is a DESIGN class students will be expected to learn art based theory, draw, and create.


Supply cost to student: Supply kit, $40.00, containing all the supplies needed for the year (and second year if applicable) also includes student membership to youth organization contests (all students compete as part of our curriculum). This is a mandatory supply kit that must be purchased the first week of class, available in the JEL bookstore. All students must also have professional dress clothes for client presentation days.

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