Media Practices: Web Design
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5427
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
This course introduces the design and production of interactive media for web-based and mobile environments. Approaches to navigation, interface, and narrative design, information architecture, Web 2.0 and dynamic databases will be surveyed. Incoming students must have prior skills in producing content (digital, audio, or video) and are expected to design their own rich media web site. Instruction includes the fundamentals of coding, CSS, javascript, animation, streaming media file formats, platform and browser issues. Using current and appropriate software, students discover how to structure content and apply techniques to solve real world design problems. Class activities and critiques help each student to build an effective interactive presentation of their own.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Media Design or instructor permission.


Open to Graduate students.