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College of Arts and Sciences

BA in Multimedia Web Design and Development

The Multimedia Web Design and Development (MWDD) program is where you learn how to build and design websites that are innovative, attractive, and easy to use, and create motion graphics, animation, and multimedia content for mobile applications and computer games. Our small class sizes give you the chance to really get to know your professors. You can count on them to give you academic advice, as well as access to internship opportunities.

About the Major

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The MWDD major gives you great flexibility with unrestricted electives allowing you to incorporate your outside interests and goals into the major. You take classes in communication, computer science, and layout design  

UHart’s MWDD graduates work as:

  • Game developers
  • Web developers
  • Graphic designers
  • Mobile app developers
  • Network administrators
  • Internet marketers
  • Software engineers
  • Web application programmers
  • Multimedia developers

Degree Requirements  

You must complete a total of 38-42 credits that includes a combination of communication, computer science, design, and multimedia web design and development courses.  

Required Courses

Examples of core courses include:

  • Communication in the Digital Age  
  • Fundamentals of Computing I
  • Introduction to Internet Programming  
  • Foundations of Web Design and Development  

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Minor Requirements

The minor in MWDD is a great option if you are choosing to major in another field (like Computer Science, Communication, Visual Communication Design, or Business) but would like to also learn skills in the construction of web-based interactive media.

You must complete 20-22 credits that includes core courses and an MWDD elective.

Examples of courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Computing I
  • Introduction to Internet Programming  
  • Foundations of Web Design and Development  
  • Interactive Data Visualization
  • Game Design I  

For more information, and to see a complete list of minor requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Web Design and Development students will:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Apply web design principles and contemporary methods.
  • Design effective Internet-based communication interfaces.
  • Communicate and function effectively in a variety of professional contexts and team-based roles.

My experience with the multimedia web design and development degree is that it really has given me insight on how a website should look and work for the user. One of my favorite courses was a visual communication design class where we explored different web design options in the classroom and in the computer lab.

Julie Ky '19, Multimedia Web Design and Development

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