B.A. Program of Study
The Multimedia Web Design and Development (MWD²) program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Areas of study typically include Web-design principles, management information systems, problem solving and decision making, technical writing, and Internet programming. A series of project-based courses further develops students' skills in multimedia, software development, computer networks, and content-creation editing for various information formats, such as hypertext, sound, image, and typography.
The degree is composed of three interrelated parts: general education, the major (core and specialization), and general electives. The general education requirements have been selected to support the MWD² major. The major has a core of 30 credits, including four 4-credit courses (MWD 110, MWD210, MWD 310, MWD 410) that are problem oriented and project based, using real-world multimedia and Web-based problems and projects. Additionally, the major has a specialization requirement of a minimum of 15 credits that allows students to emphasize an area of information technology that meets their interests and career goals. These areas include, but are not limited to, advertising/marketing, media arts, network administration, network management, human computer interaction, and multimedia production. Students with different career goals are encouraged to work with the MWD² faculty committee to create their own area of specialization. MWD² majors also have 18 credits of general electives that may be used to pursue a second specialization, minor, or other interest.